LUXList Designer Edition | Nancy Mayerfield

Nancy Mayerfield has designed homes that range from apartments on the Upper East Side to traditional colonial interiors in Westchester County. Her aesthetic reflects her preference for clean, timeless and minimal spaces. With an emphasis placed on the lighting of a room, regardless of the size, her designs consistently create a feeling of spaciousness. Her interiors keep their sense of liveliness and energy within their contemporary style, through the use of pops of color and addition of selected eclectic furnishing choices. Discover more about our LUXList Designer’s inspiration and aesthetic! See what pieces she choose from rubylux.com to be on her LUXList.

Nancy’s LUXList Picks

Georg Jensen Coffee Service NO. 1064
1950 Edition Woka Lamp Mantodea
Giant Han-Dynasty Cocoon Vase
1800 Primitive Welsh Lobster-Pot Windsor Armchair
Cartier Panthere Ring with Diamonds

Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?

I am not married to a particular design aesthetic, for me, it is more about the space and the pieces incorporated that evoke a feeling in the overall design. However, I tend to lean more towards midcentury, Scandinavian, and modern aesthetics.

What do you love about using antiques in your designs?

Antiques provide a sense of history to a space. Whether the space is a new build or a turn of the century home, an “antique” conjures a different time and story while providing an interesting piece that sparks a conversation.

What inspires you?

The space inspires me. Each space I see is a blank canvas to create a design that “works” for my client while giving them a refined and redefined space. Additionally, I often find inspiration in a work of art or a finely crafted piece of furniture.

What can you never have too much of?

White paint and layered lighting!

If you could design for a fictional character who would it be and why?

Anne of Green Gables. I know that she would have the most amazing verbal and written description of my interiors. She would be exuberant and I know would share her love for the simplistic adornment while going crazy for a little something special, like puffed sleeves!


Nancy creates fresh, functional spaces, allowing the space and the clients’ individual needs to inform her design decisions.
Nancy interiors are contemporary, often she is inspired by an individual furniture piece and allows the story behind the creation of the piece to add to the overall design.
The influence of Scandinavian design comes through in this minimalist kitchen design, modern furnishings keep the space fresh and functional, pops of color add visual charm.

About Nancy Mayerfield

Passion and a unique eye for timeless yet contemporary design are the cornerstones of Nancy Mayerfield’s success in the interior design world. She has established a reputation for creating fresh and unexpected interiors, masterfully mixing modern and traditional design elements to create a distinctive yet inviting aesthetic.

Nancy works closely with her clients, elevating their individual style to fulfill their vision and create a home beyond their imagination.  Whether it’s a modern approach to an apartment on the Upper East Side or a traditional colonial in Westchester County, Nancy has the rare ability to tailor her design process to the individual needs of her diverse clientele. Nancy’s wide range of experience allows her to walk her clients through every step of the design process, from architectural planning and project management to design and sourcing of the finest materials, fixtures, and furnishings.   

Nancy’s love of interior design began at a young age, a passion she shared with her mother.  Her interest led her to the studio of Victoria Hagan Interiors where she honed her talents, and eventually launched her eponymous New York-based design firm, NM Design House, in 2009. Through her design practice, she has built a portfolio of residential and high-end commercial work for a distinguished roster of clients throughout the United States.

Nancy graduated from Cornell University, with a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations.  She currently resides in Westchester County, New York.

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