Chicago-based design editor and journalist Arianne Nardo has been tastemaking for over a decade. The former editor-in-chief of the international luxury interior design magazine interiors and editor of Robb Report Home & Style magazine has set the bar on high style, um, very, very high! During her 10-year tenure with interiors, she served as a curator and brand ambassador, cultivating relationships with interior designers, architects and luxury brands; and identifying the finest photographers and writers in the field. She has also produced photo shoots, directed layouts and has consulted for Maison & Objet in Paris, as well as European brands that were new to the US market.
Presently, Arianne is contributing stories (and adjectives) to the Editor at Large platform. She has been named the editor of the brand’s new print edition, The Business of Home, which debuted this fall. She also continues to host segments for EditorTV, the design industry’s favorite design show. As a moderator and panelist, she’s participated in presentations during the Chicago Design Summit, West Week, the D&D Market, ICFF, and with brands such as Jean de Merry, Lladró, Schumacher and The Shade Store.
Her love of interior design is rivaled only by the delirious, delicious quest to discover new products. She will walk every aisle of a trade show three times. Tabletop is one of many weaknesses and she can justify any furniture or lighting purchase as long as it’s vintage, continuing to squeeze pieces into her apartment despite the obvious!
With all of this noted, you can see why we saw her as a perfect fit to be lauded as one of our tastemakers. But what doesn’t come through in a composition about her accomplishments like the above survey of her esteemed career is that her bubbly personality and genuine loveliness is intoxicatingly effervescent. In shorthand, this means she is truly a blast to be around. She is also a fabulous storyteller, as you will see when you read her review of the Ceraunavolta 2, a vintage-inspired fixture designed by Edmondo Testaguzza and Matteo Ugolini for Karman.