Joe Nahem founded Fox-Nahem with his late partner, Tom Fox, more than 30 years ago. Since then, the firm’s projects have appeared in a plethora of books and magazines, including Interior Design, Elle Decor, and Architectural Digest. During his tenure as a student at Parsons in both Paris and New York, Nahem studied under such celebrated designers as Joe D’Urso and John Saladino.
Fox-Nahem Associates is a personal, client oriented, hands-on firm. Always using discretion to protect privacy, many clients come back for additional projects. Overseeing every facet to turn key completion, from architecture to bed linens, the firm’s projects finish on time and within the budget.
With worldwide recognition, and projects across the United States, his designs can be found in the former home of Jacqueline Kennedy at 740 Park Avenue, and the famed Dakota. Joe has worked on buildings by, or calibrated with renowned architects which include:
After three decades of experience, Joe, along with his dedicated team, have loyal vendors who help bring to life his original designs, specific to each and every project. Changing accordingly with the times, without falling victim to fads, he curates rare vintage pieces, as well as works with artists, craftspeople and artisans from all over the world. He has commissioned hand loomed fabrics from Switzerland, custom woven rugs from South Africa, and beautifully crafted metal cabinetry made in Brooklyn.
“Decorating is intimate and personal. As a designer, you have to be able to let go of your ego and design a personalized space that is going to reflect the people who live there” — Joe Nahem
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