What! What. What? With Nancy from Marcus Design Inc.

Hi Everyone!! I am so excited to have one of my first real Blogger Friends participate in my “What. What! What?” series!! Everyone knows Nancy from Marcus Design Inc. – as she has such chic style and her ability to pull off serious DYI projects is beyond believable!  So…. without  further adieu….


Hello Glam Lamb readers! I’m Nancy , and I am thrilled and honored to be participating in Hallie’s fabulous What What? What! series. I work as a scientist by day and an aspiring decorator and design blogger by night! I love to create artwork, fiddle with DIYs, and be creative in the midst of the mundane day to day.


1. What is your favorite spot in your home and why?

Right now my favorite spot in my home is my bedroom. It’s not finished yet {but when is a decorators home ever really doneany ways?}, but it is a peaceful retreat to relax after a stressful day!

image via Marcus Design***


2. What design trend do you absolutely love?

I am loving the trend of mixing old and new, and the layered effect this has on any space. It creates the feel that pieces were added over time, instead of looking like someone went out and bought everything all new! Think of the tension between old herringbone floors and a modern, clean-lined sofa…gorgeous!

Image via B&B Italia

3. What is something you are craving? (It doesn’t have to be design related)

I am craving more time to work on my art. I love to paint, it is such a fun and relaxing hobby, and I am definitely trying to consciously make more time for it!

Paintings by Nancy Marcus****


4. What is something on your “To Do” list that has yet to be accomplished?

My to-do list is a rather long one but a few things currently on the go are my kitchen {counters are in and backsplash is up so it’s down to the finishing touches, stay tuned!} and I’m planning a home office makeover this spring. But really my to do list has about 100 other things on it :)

Nancy's kitchen - A work in progress! Stay tuned!!


5. What’s a great trick you have up your sleeve?

Hmm, let’s see… I make the best whipped shortbread cookies! They’re a guaranteed crowd pleaser every time!! The recipe is simple but the trick is to whip with a mixer for a FULL 10 minutes … literally.



6. What is “Glam” to you?

Glam to me is having the confidence to surround yourself with what you love no matter the trends, nothing you love will really ever go out of style!

Glam is the  jewelry and accessories that add a touch of sparkle to any space; Dorothy Draper once said “It is just as disastrous to have the wrong accessories in your room as it is to wear sport shoes with an evening dress.”

Glam is the art of bold, unexpected style; it’s knowing the rules but knowing exactly when to break them!


Image via House & Home


*** – Ok guys… Nancy didn’t toot her own horn – so I will do it for her :) — SHE MADE THOSE NIGHT STANDS!! AMAZZZZING!!!

**** – Nancy is an insane painter – and she painted all three of those paintings.  Crazy!!

***** – I have a feeling if you email Nancy, she’ll tell you her shortbread cookies. Check out her blog HERE

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9 Responses to “What! What. What? With Nancy from Marcus Design Inc.”

  1. Brandi March 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    I love nancy! She does amazing work and her blog is always inspiring! Great post!

  2. Christine Da Costa March 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    What a great new feature!! Loved this interview with Nancy…anyone who can appreciate good glam in everyday life is my kinda gal!!

  3. Things That Sparkle March 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    Love this interview and Nancy, wow is she talented!

  4. Kathysue March 23, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Great Post. I am a follower of Nancy’s blog and she never dissappoints her post are always full of beautiful inspiring images and she is definitely one of the nicest bloggers around. She is a s beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, fun to see her here on you post!! Kathysue

  5. christine{bijouandboheme} March 23, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    I am one of Nancy’s BIGGEST fans- her paintings are just unbelievable and her style, tres chic. She’s just too talented for her own good. Loved this!!

  6. Nancy@marcusdesign March 24, 2011 at 5:03 am #

    Thank you thank you for this lovely feature Hallie!! You are amazing :) And thank you to everyone for such kind words, they truly made my day. Hugs!!
    Nancy xo

  7. Nancy@marcusdesign March 24, 2011 at 5:04 am #

    Oh, and yes … please feel free to email me for the cookie recipe :)
    Nancy xox

  8. Barbara March 24, 2011 at 5:08 am #

    Love Nancy and her blog. She is just as sweet and chic in person. I have had the privilege of touring her home and what she has done to her home is fantastic!

    Love your new look as well. So amazing an unique!

  9. Hallie_theglamlamb March 24, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    Nancy… thank you a zillion for participating! You are such a wonderful friend to me! xoxo

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