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Meet Nicole

Nicole has been a beach lover ever since she was born. Blessed to have one set of grandparents with a beach house and another with a boat, she grew up with a love for the water and for everything that brings water to mind. 

Nicole previously worked in the corporate sector, moving to the beach in 2010 to run an event-planning firm full-time. She achieved unparalleled success by winning Best of Delaware awards as well as by being featured in notable write-ups in Delaware Today, The Knot, Brides.com, and too many blogs to list. After years of owning and managing her firm, she sought to use her creative energies for a different purpose. In 2018, she sold her event-planning business and started laying the foundation for Coastal DE Home Staging. Nicole is passionate about design, and she is an expert in color trends and combinations. At a young age, she was dragged around by her parents to flea markets and antique stores; this laid the base for her interest in the coastal rustic vibe. Moreover, while running her event-planning business, she worked in a museum with fine textiles. She is a graduate of the New York Institute of Art & Design’s Home Staging program.

When not curating beautiful designs, Nicole can be found volunteering with various local charities, enjoying her paddleboard, watching the sun rise, or swimming, biking, and running as she trains for another triathlon. She and her husband, Joe, also love spending time sharing a bottle of champagne and exploring the vibrant Rehoboth Beach restaurant scene.