Nicole Donaghue

design consultant

Nicole is driven to provide excellent customer service and build strong client relationships. With over 20 years of experience in high-end home furnishings and interior design, she is perfectly comfortable working in any and all decorating styles. On any given day, Nicole can be found assisting designers, showing them products that fit their needs and introducing them to new items.

Nicole never stops learning and growing, which helps her design skills continue to develop as well. The opportunity to work on all styles and levels of design from modern to traditional and from entry level to high end is a favorite aspect of her job. As one of the newest members of our team, she is pleased and impressed with how much appreciation designers have of the resources RJ Thomas makes available to them.

Quick Q&A with Nicole

What do you consider a timeless design trend?

Classic styles, neutral colors and furniture pieces you love are always timeless to me.

Of all you own, what is your favorite piece of furniture?

The first piece of furniture that comes to mind is a master chest. It has beautiful, contoured drawer fronts and oversized hardware in a rich walnut finish. I love it as much today as when I purchased it 15 years ago.

Describe your personal style.

My personal style is about the mix. I love combining traditional, shapely pieces next to contemporary, clean line furniture. My room should feel comfortable, inviting and unpredictable.

How would a designer describe you?

I have been described as patient, open and a good listener with a deep knowledge of design, brands and products.

What is your biggest design pet peeve?

The belief that wood finishes should all match or that wood pieces should come from the same collection.

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