Joe Nahem

Each project of Joe Nahem‘s brings out another aspect of his talented eye.  His design signature lies in the ability, from the first meeting on, to dig deep into his client’s minds, to realize their ideas, needs, and individual tastes.  The results are luxuriously comfortable, elegant, and livable homes for active families: spaces that reflect the people who dwell in them.   

Fox-Nahem Associates

Born and raised in New York City, Joe and his late business partner, Tom Fox, started Fox-Nahem Design in their early twenties.  After three decades of experience, Joe, along with his dedicated team, have loyal vendors who help bring to life his original designs, specific to each and every project.  Changing accordingly with the times, without falling victim to fads, he curates rare vintage pieces, as well as works with artists, craftspeople and artisans from all over the world.  He has commissioned hand loomed fabrics from Switzerland, custom woven rugs from South Africa, and beautifully crafted metal cabinetry made in Brooklyn.


Decorating is intimate and personal. As a designer, you have to be able to let go of your ego and design a personalized space that is going to reflect the people who live there
— Joe Nahem

Fox-Nahem Associates is a personal, client oriented, hands-on firm. Always using discretion to protect privacy, many clients come back for additional projects.  Overseeing every facet to turn key completion, from architecture to bed linens, the firm’s projects finish on time and within the budget. 


In addition to features in most major design magazines, and many books on interiors, Fox Nahem has been included in a number of top design lists: AD 100, Elle Decor A-List-Top 25, New York Magazine’s Top 100, New York Spaces Top 50 Designers, and Luxe Magazine’s Gold List.


With worldwide recognition, and projects across the United States, his designs can be found in the former home of Jacqueline Kennedy at 740 Park Avenue, and the famed Dakota.  Joe has worked on buildings by, or collaborated with renowned architects which include:           

Fox-Nahem Associates
  •     A Stanford White townhouse, NYC
  •     A Charles Gwathmey residence in Aspen, CO
  •     A Richard Meier house in Essex Fells, NJ
  •     An Annabelle Selldorf home in Sagaponack, Long Island, NY
  •     A Robert Stern townhouse in NYC’s West Village
  •     A Robert Stern home in Palo Alto, CA                 
  •     A Paul Rudolph house in Greenwich Village, NYC (in conjunction         with Steven Harris Architects)            

Other projects include:

  •      Martha’s Vineyard farmhouse
  •      150 Charles Street, NYC
  •      15 CPW, NYC
  •      Puck Penthouse, NYC
  •      The Hubert, NYC
  •      The Continuum Condominium, Miami Beach, FL
  •      Private residence, Beverly Hills, CA