Michelle Nussbaumer's design career began in Rome, where Valentino and Zeffirelli were her neighbors-expats fell in love with the villa she had decorated and sought her out as a guide to Italian treasures. Moving to LA, Nussbaumer opened her design business and chic antique shop of La Brea. A decade later she returned to Dallas and opened Ceylon et Cie, where she continues to thrive. She was honored by Elle Decor as one of the top five women in design as well as counting her designs among Veranda's 2013 Top 25. Her work has been featured in House Beautiful, Arch Digest, Marie Claire, House & Garden, and The New York Times.
"Get inspired by Nussbaumer's lush, dramatic interiors inspired
by travels around the world."
--The Society Diaries
"Nussbaumer's passion is for the exotic: Turkish textiles,
Moroccan rugs, Indian paintings, and Venetian furniture, all of
which lend her clients' homes a worldly flair. . . .
Nussbaumer's interiors are the kind that invite more than a
passing glance, instead revealing their splendor upon thoughtful
observation- and that's just what makes this book so
--PeakOfChic.com "Home decor finds and words of inspiration from Michelle Nussbaumer's new book, 'Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home.'"
--Luxe Interiors & Design "Michelle Nussbaumer's first-ever work draws on her travels for inspiration for both interior projects and her Dallas store, CEYLON ET CIE. Organized by mood and style, the book profiles the author's own homes in Texas and Switzerland in addition to those of her clients."
--EditorAtLarge.com "One exotic trip after the next, Wanderlust is filled with opulent homes that all tell stories of travel. You'll be seduced by Nussbaumer's talent for bringing together far-flung elements to create a beautifully curated home."
--ToryBurch.com "our husband is wondering why you've started draping fur rugs over your living room chairs and hanging copper plates on your walls. Point him to your inspiration, Wanderlust: Interiors that Bring the World Home, the first book from celebrated local interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer."
"In this marvelously excessive book, Michelle Nussbaumer brings life to homes and hearts through her worldly & sophisticated creative viewpoint. Never one to create a "just shopped for" space, Michelle's projects celebrate the variety of art, design and cultural elements important to her clients. Mixing eras, blurring continental divides and serving up her signature style, the designer inspires us to bring a taste of the world into our own homes as well."
"Perhaps that's what's drawing us to 'Wanderlust: Interiors that Bring the World Home' by Michelle Nussbaumer. . . . This debut book by Nussbaumer, who's billed as "a curator who discovers exquisite treasures all over the world for her projects and her Dallas-based design store, Ceylon et Cie," features her dramatic interior projects, which touch on an array of styles and moods - and even take us into her own homes, in Texas and Switzerland."
--Wagmag.com "Peter Hutton Wilkinson, who penned the foreword in Michelle Nussbaumer's premier tome, Wanderlust: Interiors that Bring the World Home (Rizzoli), the eccentric, well-traveled interior designer is 'a dream catcher, a three-dimensional storyteller, a seductive sorceress whose enchanted vision must be obeyed.'"