Nicola Harding

Craftsmanship, community and conscious design are the themes that drive interiors icon Nicola Harding. Hers is a talent for unlocking the soul of a space, while her homewares brand, NiX, celebrates the “beautifully useful”. So what’s on Harding’s wishlist?

A Note From Nicola

I’ve been obsessed with the meaning of “home” for over 30 years, and I’ve been an interior designer for 17 of those, so lucky enough to create homes and hotels all over the world. Last year, together with my husband, I launched a collection of homewares – NiX by Nicola Harding – featuring useful designs that are both resilient and timeless. These are pieces that balance beauty and functionality; we believe we should consume responsibly, investing in simple, well-made designs that are built to last. My “shelfie” list is made up of new and found pieces that speak to my belief in the beautifully useful. I’ve included a shout-out to my Orb ceramic table lamp and Starburst shade: considered lighting is key to making a space enchanting and effective. This base and shade pairing works literally anywhere! It's crucial to use good light bulbs, too, so I’ve included my favourites here.