My name is Nicola – and I know that good interior design is about much more than making somewhere look pretty; it is thoughtful, layered and collaborative. I have a life-long love of colour, texture and beautiful things, and I thrive on thoughtful simplicity.
My degree in History of Art & Architecture and further studies at KLC School of Design and Chelsea College of Arts provided me with a generous schooling in colour, proportion, space and texture, and led me to House & Garden and Elle Decoration magazines. Three years ago, when my children were very small, I took the opportunity to launch my interior design studio in Cambridge, UK: I haven’t looked back.
I bring simplicity, balance and authenticity to every project. From straightforward revamps to full-scale renovations, my focus is on designing spaces that bring value and calm to my clients’ lives. Using my design expertise and creative judgement, I work with a limited number of clients at a time, helping them to interpret their ideas and create the best version of their home.
So why Parsons Gray?
For me, the idea of a parsonage has always brought to mind images of summer shadows on the lawn, warm grey stone, simple, light-filled rooms and graceful, flower-filled days. It is a word imbued with a kind of comfortable elegance that I seek to capture in my work. And Gray? It was my grandmother’s maiden name.