Despite her formal art history training and years at Christie’s auction house, Nisbet prefers to upend the usual design rules, in favor of a fresh, energetic approach that draws as much upon intuition as tradition. Mixing function and style, classical motifs and contemporary idioms, in rich and unexpected ways, Nisbet never loses her sense of wit and whimsy, or her conviction that a home is for living in, and the designer’s job is first and foremost to answer a client’s needs, wishes and dreams. Accordingly, Nisbet keeps both her company and number of active projects small, thus ensuring her involvement with – and commitment to – every home she creates.
In addition to her interior design work, Nisbet’s eponymous textile line is available through Studio Four (New York), Harbinger (Los Angeles), Travis (Atlanta), and Tigger Hall (Australia), and the designer has also created a lighting collection in partnership with The Urban Electric Company and a small designer rug collaboration with Studio Four and Kyle Bunting. In 2014, Amanda launched her first comprehensive furniture and lighting collection in partnership with Niermann Weeks.
AND projects have been showcased in numerous publications, among them Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Coastal Living, New York Spaces, Oprah at Home, Traditional Home, Veranda, The New York Times, Town & Country, and The Washington Post, and Nisbet remains a frequent and popular speaker about design in general and AND’s work in particular. Her first book, Dazzling Design, was published by Stewart Tabori & Chang on September 15, 2012.
In 2016, Amanda looks forward to expanding her business south and opening a new office in Charleston, South Carolina.