Nisi Berryman began a new chapter of her career in/love affair with the design industry (following positions with Holly Hunt and other top brands) with the launch of NIBA Home in 2004, creating a new resource for unusual and expressive accessories.
Since then, NIBA Home has grown into a destination showroom known not only for statement accent pieces but also for furniture, lighting and art by notable and emerging artists, typically from small American studios with a personal aesthetic.
With exclusive brands selected by Berryman, NIBA Home offers an ambiance of richness and fun through interplay of color, materials and styles.
Recently Berryman launched Nisi B, her own brand of upholstery, with Miami’s outstanding Le Jeune Furniture, as well as Lucite and mirrored collections, all made in Miami.
Nisi Berryman – a Design Connoisseur
NIBA Home’s owner Nisi Berryman is a self-confessed design connoisseur. Armed with a degree in painting and art history from Louisiana State University, she immediately moved to New York where her passion instantly became design and decorative arts.
She worked for renowned furniture designer Dakota Jackson, launching his first New York showroom; and after moving to Florida in 1989, she managed the Tui Pranich showroom and went on to open Holly Hunt Miami. Prior to launching NIBA Home in 2004, Berryman was the Design District marketing director for Dacra Development.
As owner of NIBA Home, launched in 2004, Nisi Berryman is a magnet not only for the many talents she represents (Greg Lotus, Luis Pons, Seguso, Jim Magni, etc.) but also for a worldwide design-savvy clientele including Kelly Wearstler, Nate Berkus, Juan Montoya and Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz.
Known for her expressive curatorial style, customers expect to be delighted by her intuitive mixing of color, materials and styles to achieve unexpected richness to furnishings and interiors. Star clients include Shakira, Kate Spade and more. And then, following the success of NIBA Home, Nisi has launched Nisi B, her own line of furnishings recalling the glamour and classics of the 60’s, including seating (in partnership with Le Jeune Furniture), lucite, and mirrored pieces, and all made in Miami.
In addition to her time spent at work, Berryman sits on the advisory board of DASH (Design and Architecture Senior High), Miami’s magnet school and the only high school in the United States devoted to design.
She also donates her time to FIU’s Wolfsonian Visionaries Group, which brings awareness to, and raises funds for, the museum.
Until 2009 (when it folded) Berryman was the Miami city editor for Metropolitan Home Magazine, where she sought out and wrote about design and trends.