Miami, FL, Owner NIBA Home/Designer
Nisi Berryman, born and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi, earned a BA in Art History and Painting at Louisiana State University. A post-graduation move landed her in New York, where she began working in the design field, notably launching Dakota Jackson’s first New York showroom, where she spearheaded sales and design development (and first discovered her love of design). Berryman moved to Miami in 1989, where she designed residential interiors through Richard Plumer Design for several years before launching her own company, DNA Design.
Following the birth of her son, she returned to her retail career, launching the new Holly Hunt showroom in Miami. In 2004, she founded NIBA Home, a showcase for the many talented artists and artisans she has discovered in her work and travels. Known for her savvy curatorial style, clients have come to expect delight when she unleashes her intuitive mixing of color, materials and styles to achieve unexpected richness in her furnishings and interiors. It was through NIBA Home that she began an ongoing collaboration with Luis Pons in 2007, initially with his furniture and artwork, and now continuing into interiors.
Berryman gained a lauded reputation as the Miami city editor for Metropolitan Home magazine for over a decade. Her keen eye for trends and for interiors exhibiting the contemporary panache that makes magazine editors sit up and take notice quickly became legendary. She and/or her work has appeared in a long list of other shelter publications, including InStyle, The New York Times, Southern Accents, Florida Architecture, House & Garden, Cultured, Miami magazine, Ocean Drive, Indulge and Design District Magazine. Book credits include Glamour: Making it Modern by Michael Lassell and Stripes: Designs Between the Lines by Linda O’Keeffe. She has also been listed in the Louis Vuitton City Guide and eat.shop miami. We were absolutely giddy when Berryman agreed to be a Global Lighting tastemaker. She chose Jacco Maris’ Ode 1657 chandelier as the apple of her eye.