Nicole Forina Home
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Rather than focusing on a single style, Nicole Forina Home draws influence and inspiration from a variety of sources. Our designs are a confluence of items that utilize all price points, style eras, and design philosophies. From classic to contemporary, flea-market treasure to fine antique, interior design is a living art—it’s meant to be enjoyed aesthetically, but not at the sacrifice of comfort. That's why at Nicole Forina Home, we work with you in a collaborative process to ensure a custom interior that conveys your unique story.

Of course we want you to be thrilled with the finished product, but we want you to feel likewise about the process. We believe in honesty—we don’t conceal pricing; we don’t hide commissions. And we put an emphasis on customer service—the journey is just as important as the destination. We’re providing our clients with a lifestyle and a service—transparency and support are the cornerstones of our beliefs.


Nicole’s design career started in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she received a degree in Fashion Merchandising with a focus on styling and product development. She continued her education at Kean University, achieving her second degree, this time in Interior Design.

Nicole has been employed at M. Frederick and Valerie Grant Interiors. In her time there, she formed Dalliance Design, her first design company. After seven years with Dalliance, she moved on to form Nicole Forina Home.

She currently works part time at Schwartz Design Showroom, an exclusively trade-only showroom. Over the last eight years, this has given Nicole the unique opportunity to specialize in the sale of luxury furnishings, while simultaneously building valuable relationships with some of the industry’s most respected designers and suppliers. As the lead showroom merchandizer and buyer, Nicole is continually honing her styling skills; her employment puts her in a unique position where she’s on top of trends and in direct contact with vendors.

Services Provided
Basement Design, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Closet Design, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Entertainment Centers, Custom Furniture, Custom Home Bars, Custom Rugs, Custom Shelving, Custom Walk-in Closets, Dining Room Design, Entry Design, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Home Office Design, Home Theater Design, Interior Design, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Mudroom Design, Nursery Design, Playroom Design, Space Planning

Areas Served
Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Avon By The Sea, Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Fair Haven, Holmdel, Lincroft, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manasquan, Monmouth Beach, Oakhurst, Oceanport, Red Bank, Rumson, Sea Bright, Sea Girt, Shark River Hills, Shrewsbury, South Belmar, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Tinton Falls, Wall Township, Wanamassa, West Belmar, West Long Branch, New Jersey

Certifications and Awards
-Featured on Houzz! "25 Seductive Apartment Kitchens From Singapore to Sweden"
New Jersey's Preferred Interior Designer

Contact: Nicole Forina
Location: Ocean, NJ 07712
License Number: 83-0863375
Typical Job Costs: $40,000 - 250,000
Commented: Double Sided Fireplace Dilemma Your spot on about covering up those cut outs. They seem unnecessary and break up the flow.
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Commented: Bigger ottoman or 2 coffee tables You can find an ottoman that has an inset tray in the middle. Or an accent table that tucks under the sofa. The shelf on the bottom of the ottoman is also nice for storing blankets or remotes. Good lu...
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Commented: Plan A or Plan B or..? Shower Design Hi, Jean! I would definitely bring the ceiling down, at least in the shower area. In my professional opinion, Plan A works better. It allows in more light and I always feel like you can never have eno...
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Commented: Fireplace yes or no ? Those wall fireplaces are tough to place. I think most times they can look a bit cheesy, very Vegas. I'd prefer to see a piece of art or a nice mirror.
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Commented: Taj Mahal Quartzite or Calacutta Gray Quartz? Calcutta is classic, but everyone is doing it. The Taj Mahal doesn't stray too out of the ordinary and it has a lot of movement. I LOVE it!
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Commented: Help me pick a bold color for my clawfoot bathtub I'm with Jan. That paper has got to go! But you could replace with a type 2 vinyl that works in commercial applications. As long the steam from bathing has a way to exit quickly and properly, you shou...
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