Nina began her design experience in New York City, at which time she was completing a dual degree in Interior Design and Studio Art from Yeshiva University and FIT. While in school, she worked for Eric Cohler Designs on Fifth Avenue, focusing on upscale residences in the Manhattan area. Upon completing her degree, Nina moved to Baltimore where she designed for Livina Lemon in Washington, DC and Amanda Austin Interiors in Federal Hill, respectively. While at Amanda Austin Interiors, Nina worked on high-end projects, such as a Ritz-Carlton renovation and design and preservation of historic rowhouses. Next, Nina moved to Boston for a three-year stint, at which time she was hired by Lisa Sivan Interiors and worked on both restoration of old homes and new construction. During this time, she also obtained a Master’s in project management from Brandeis University. In 2014, having acquired a robust design background, Nina made her final move to Baltimore and opened her own design firm – Nina Elman Interiors.
Nina specializes in designing new construction, detail drawings, furniture plans, building off architectural plans, and choosing finishes. Her projects range from large to small scale, from full home renovations to one-room makeovers. Her priority is finding a design solution that is both visually appealing and tailored to her clients’ individual tastes. Nina was recognized by Houzz.com with the 2017 and 2018 Best of Houzz award.
Brittani, a Baltimore-based design associate, found her love for interior design and decorating while working as a realtor. Brittani enjoys both providing insight and expertise to clients preparing to market their homes, as well as, helping them decorate their new homes. An extensive vendor and resource list allows Brittani to offer superior service to her clients, supplying them with everything they need!
Colleen, a Maryland based Associate Designer/ CAD drafter, recently graduated from Cazenovia College in New York. She graduated with a BFA in interior design and a minor in interior decorating. Concurrent with the pursuit of her degree, Colleen completed two internships, one with Zoltan Design Co. in Frederick, MD and one with Freedman Interior Ltd. located in Manlius, NY. During the internships, Colleen worked with a variety of design styles ranging from industrial modern to eclectic transitional. Getting a well rounded understanding that as a designer, everyone has a unique style that needs to be brought to life was one of the highlights of the internships. Colleen has always had a passion for design, rearranging her family home growing up was a weekly occurrence, and continues now as she makes improvements. In her free time, Colleen can be found riding her horse Echo and training her new puppy, Jasper.
Rachel is Baltimore native and an integral part of the NEI team. Whether managing social media accounts or supervising accounts receivable, Rachel gets it done. She is the face behind our social media accounts, allowing our clients to be up-to-date on our current projects. Her efforts behind the scenes with billing and finance is what makes the offices of NEI run smoothly and efficiently. When Rachel is not in the field, she enjoys playing guitar or painting!