Design Flourish

Does your kitchen
ignite your passion?

Design Flourish

At Nicole Hough Designs we specialize in kitchens for clients who are as

passionate about food as we are.

We believe the kitchen should be your haven for the culinary creativity

that brings together friends and families, loved ones near and far.

We love to share our expertise in design, layout, products & food to

allow you to explore and create in a space that is uniquely yours.


Design Flourish


Full service


We incorporate beauty, functionality, technical best-practices and your unique style and wishes to create a complete design package down to the last nut and bolt.



Once we’ve dreamed up the perfect space for you we help procure all of the products needed to make it a reality: tile, appliances, bespoke accents, unique hardware, the list goes on.



Our team will manage the construction process, bring in the required trades, and work together from beginning to end to make the design come to life.


About Nicole Hough – 15 years of passion for the kitchen

Nicole’s career in kitchen design has been motivated by her lifelong passion for food and cooking with the kitchen as a center of good food, friendship and family.

Nicole began her design career 15 years ago after transitioning from work on Wall Street (and never looked back!)

After graduating from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in 2001, she attended FIT to dive into interior design and joined the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) while working in plumbing and appliance showrooms to gain expertise in the technical aspects of the business.

Within 1 year she was designing for a Wood Mode showroom in Chelsea. Two years later Nicole was elected president of the NKBA’s Manhattan (New York City) Chapter bringing together industry partners, designers and product reps for continuing education and networking in addition to helping to educate the public about products and design ideas.

During that time, Nicole was recognized as one of the “Top 10 New Designers under 40” by New York Spaces Magazine and published by Designer Magazine and New York Spaces.

After starting her own design company in 2005, Nicole has continued to design beautiful spaces for cooks, with a flare for unique materials, hardware and bespoke elements. In April 2011, House Beautiful Magazine featured her own kitchen as its “Kitchen of the Month.” Other favorite projects have recently been completed in Manhattan, Mantoloking, NJ and Ridgewood, NJ


Ridgewood, NJ
New York, NY


Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Weekends: closed