Alyssa’s background in construction from a young age likely provided her with a solid foundation for understanding the practical aspects of design, while her early exposure to the field through her familial background and high school internships. The internships she pursued further validated her passion for interior design and provided valuable hands-on experience.
Working alongside Nikki while attending design school demonstrates Alyssa’s dedication and multitasking abilities. Graduating from design school equipped her with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in her 7+ year long career at Studio NLI.
Alyssa’s focus on creating personalized spaces for her clients, coupled with her proficiency in 3D renderings, allows her to effectively translate their visions into reality. By collaborating closely with her clients, she ensures that their dream homes reflect their unique personalities and preferences. Her belief in the distinction between a house and a home underscores her understanding that a well-designed space should evoke a sense of belonging and comfort. By paying attention to her clients’ personal style and preferences, she can tailor her designs to create spaces that feel truly personalized.
The emphasis on personalization, functionality, and creativity in Alyssa’s approach to design reflects her commitment to creating spaces that not only look beautiful but also meet the practical needs of her clients. By incorporating these key elements into her design process, Alyssa ensures that each project she undertakes results in a home that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional for its inhabitants.
Growing up dabbling in the world of interior design by going to work with her father, Payton was enticed by the beauties of the home. After graduating from Florida State University’s Interior Design program, she began her career along the East and West coasts of Florida.
Due to the breathtaking and contemporary designs of the east coast, Payton made her way back to her hometown of Delray Beach to create even more bold and stunning chateaus.
With a knack for creativity & a desire to invoke radiant and functional designs, Payton continues her profession with the team at Nikki Levy Interiors doing what she loves most.
MacKenzie’s design journey began unexpectedly in college, where she discovered an unrealized passion that had been quietly brewing since her childhood. Born in New York and moving to the tranquil landscapes of South Florida at age 10, MacKenzie’s design sensibilities are a blend of dynamic urban energy and the serene coastal ambiance of her current home.
Earning her Bachelor’s degree in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, MacKenzie honed her craft through a rigorous four-year interior design program. However, her education extended beyond the classroom as she dedicated her summers to interning under the mentorship of Nikki Levy. Under Levy’s guidance, MacKenzie cultivated not only her technical skills but also imbibed the values of drive, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of exquisite home design.
MacKenzie is known for her refined and multi-dimensional design style, emphasizing practicality and personalized touches. With a strong dedication to excellence and a drive for innovation, she constantly refines her skills, exploring new creative avenues in every project. MacKenzie’s design philosophy revolves around curating spaces that not only reflect her clients’ distinct identities but also elevate their daily experiences. She firmly believes in crafting homes that are both uniquely livable and luxurious, striving to deliver comfort and elegance tailored to each client’s lifestyle.
MacKenzie’s love for design brings joy to every part of her life. For her, work is more than just a job; it’s a way to express herself. Rumi’s quote, “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do,” perfectly captures her lifestyle, where creativity and fulfillment blend effortlessly.
Kristen has a profound passion for everything interior design. Raised in an environment where innovation, creativity and craftsmanship were paramount. Kristen inherited invaluable insights from a successful father deeply involved in the construction industry, and a very accomplished aunt in interior decorating.
Driven by uninterrupted curiosity, and an unwavering love for aesthetics. Kristen embarked on a journey to pursue her dreams and carve out her unique identity in the realm of interior design.
With a keen eye for detail and a flair for creativity, Kristen infuses every project with a touch of sophistication and warmth. Ensuring that every space she touches leaves an impression on all who encounter it.
Kristen has studied with the New York Institute of Design and has successfully completed her Residential Interior Design exam (R.I.D.E). She is also certified in AutoCAD.
Kristen is excited to see where her creativity takes her and to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible in interior design.
“The details are not the details. They make the design.”
Tess was born and raised on Long Island, in New York. She comes from a family with an engineering and construction background. People would say she had an eye for the way things should look and had an itch for creativity. That desire quickly progressed throughout high school. She was eager to use her hands, learned a trade, and developed relationships with her clients as a Professional Cosmetologist. This path supported her while pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Professional Communications and an Interior Design Certification at Metropolitan Institute of Design.
During her college journey, she became heavily involved in several renovations going on in her childhood home. That experience ignited her desire to create spaces for herself and others that made them feel a personalized, practical, and functional oasis. Making the transition from Cosmetologist to Interior Designer helped groom her people skills. This tailored a beautiful blend between professional opinion and clients wants and needs to create a rewarding outcome for both parties.
After exploring different avenues of the field such as architectural design, retail, and staging in New York, Tess was introduced to a whole new innovative approach in South Florida. Her time at Nikki Levy Interiors has challenged the way she thinks about design and has made her eager to produce spaces using 3D renderings with unique and never before seen elements to make her clients comfortable with taking risks in their home to create an extraordinary outcome.