Who We Are

We offer full-service interior design, space planning, interior architecture, and custom furniture design. Every designer on staff has the knowledge, experience and credentials to take on any size project – from a 900 sq. ft. downtown apartment to a 15,000 sq. foot home to a cottage beach house to a cabin in the mountains and everything in between. We have delivered projects all over the country concentrating mainly in the northeast but as far as the Turks & Caicos islands, Naples Florida, Bucks County Pennsylvania. Our goal, no matter the size of the project, is to make the process as easy and seamless as possible for you.

We have served Northern New Jersey and New York City for over 20 years.

Our owner and lead interior designer Nina Karamallis explains, “We believe our clients, customers, and community want us to provide interior design solutions that are unique and customized to their particular home and family. In keeping with this philosophy, we offer both classic and modern furniture that can be customized, custom cabinetry, and unique home accessories you won’t find at the mall or online. Much of the art shown is original work by local artists and even the prints we select are unique and custom framed. We remain dedicated to presenting our community with new trends in home furnishings.. We invite our clients, customers and the community to stop by and enjoy our store and all the new home decor arriving every day.”

In our 7000 square foot show room located on Main Street in historic Madison, New Jersey we showcase settings with a curated selection of furniture, floor coverings, lighting and decor highlighting classic and modern lifestyles.

 

We offer full-service interior design, space planning, interior architecture, and custom furniture design. Every designer on staff has the knowledge, experience and credentials to take on any size project – from a 900 sq. ft. downtown apartment to a 15,000 sq. foot home to a cottage beach house to a cabin in the mountains and everything in between. We have delivered projects all over the country concentrating mainly in the northeast but as far as the Turks & Caicos islands, Naples Florida, Bucks County Pennsylvania. Our goal, no matter the size of the project, is to make the process as easy and seamless as possible for you.

We have served Northern New Jersey and New York City for over 20 years.

Our owner and lead interior designer Nina Karamallis explains, “We believe our clients, customers, and community want us to provide interior design solutions that are unique and customized to their particular home and family. In keeping with this philosophy, we offer both classic and modern furniture that can be customized, custom cabinetry, and unique home accessories you won’t find at the mall or online. Much of the art shown is original work by local artists and even the prints we select are unique and custom framed. We remain dedicated to presenting our community with new trends in home furnishings.. We invite our clients, customers and the community to stop by and enjoy our store and all the new home decor arriving every day.”

In our 7000 square foot show room located on Main Street in historic Madison, New Jersey we showcase settings with a curated selection of furniture, floor coverings, lighting and decor highlighting classic and modern lifestyles.

 

We offer full-service interior design, space planning, interior architecture, and custom furniture design. Every designer on staff has the knowledge, experience and credentials to take on any size project – from a 900 sq. ft. downtown apartment to a 15,000 sq. foot home to a cottage beach house to a cabin in the mountains and everything in between. We have delivered projects all over the country concentrating mainly in the northeast but as far as the Turks & Caicos islands, Naples Florida, Bucks County Pennsylvania. Our goal, no matter the size of the project, is to make the process as easy and seamless as possible for you.

We have served Northern New Jersey and New York City for over 20 years.

Our owner and lead interior designer Nina Karamallis explains, “We believe our clients, customers, and community want us to provide interior design solutions that are unique and customized to their particular home and family. In keeping with this philosophy, we offer both classic and modern furniture that can be customized, custom cabinetry, and unique home accessories you won’t find at the mall or online. Much of the art shown is original work by local artists and even the prints we select are unique and custom framed. We remain dedicated to presenting our community with new trends in home furnishings.. We invite our clients, customers and the community to stop by and enjoy our store and all the new home decor arriving every day.”

In our 7000 square foot show room located on Main Street in historic Madison, New Jersey we showcase settings with a curated selection of furniture, floor coverings, lighting and decor highlighting classic and modern lifestyles.

Our Designers


Nina Karamallis

Nina, the owner and principal interior designer at British Home Emporium , has been a home furnishings design professional for over 25 years. She started her firm, Karanina Designs to specialize in residential interiors, visual merchandising and editorial photo styling. Her sensibility marries traditional elegance with contemporary design.
Nina has created interiors for clients in New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia. Some of her close friends who became her first “clients” include the CEO of Auto Zone, Senior Executives of Polo Ralph Lauren and several Coca Cola Executives. She has also served as the showroom designer for Mottahedeh & Co, Inc., the prestigious creators of porcelain museum reproductions for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Charleston, Musee des Arts Decoratifs and the Winterthur Museum. Nina’s photo styling is represented in the book, From Drawing Board to Dining Table, by Wendy Kvalheim, president and CEO of Mottahedeh.
Nina works with clients personally and in collaboration with other design and architectural firms. She has worked with HIT, the architecture and interior design company known for its fine residences in New Vernon, New Jersey.  
Nina received her B.A. in Art History, and B.F.A. in Fine Arts, and studied Interior Design at Parsons School of Design. She began her career in high school assisting her mother, Head Interior Designer for Bloomingdales and Greenbaums. Hired by Bloomingdales as the Assistant Fashion Coordinator in Home Furnishings she was responsible for special events, creating celebrity table settings, and product development. She enjoyed opportunities to work with celebrities like Pauline Trigere and Wally Amos, inventor of Famous Amos cookies. Creative floor presentations in the flagship store led her to the position of Display Director of Conran’s US. She developed floor plans and supervised the opening of twelve new stores, while directing the visual merchandising of existing stores.
Let Nina share her vision to create unique and beautiful environments in your home or office.
 

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Jihan Tannous

Jihan designs and manages our custom wood works. Her training as both an interior architect and interior designer enables her to design the custom cabinetry and furniture within her design concept for the entire room. Jihan has served as an interior designer in Morris County New Jersey for over 20 years. She graduated as an interior architect from the University Saint Esprit-Kaslik (U.S.E.K.) in Beirut, Lebanon. In addition, Jihan holds a Graphic Arts degree from the College Central. Jihan brings her experience as an interior designer, Artist and Manager to British Home Emporium. She is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

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Aileen Gutch 

Aileen joined the British Home Emporium team in 2011 after graduating from Miami University in Ohio with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She specializes in drafting, space planning, and furniture & material selection. Utilizing tools such as AutoCAD, SketchUP and Photoshop, Aileen applies both computer and hand rendering techniques to produce quality presentations. Aileen designs rooms that are rooted in classic design, combining both traditional and modern furniture pieces with a youthful and fresh approach. Her rooms incorporate a mixture of materials including metals, stone, mirror and wood elements and integrate a variety of textures through upholstery fabrics, rugs and window treatments. Her rooms strike a balance between pattern play and bold accents of color. Aileen believes a room should be aesthetically pleasing, functional and comfortable and most importantly a reflection of the personalities and interests of the homeowners.  

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Jill Goret

Jill joined British Home Emporium as an interior designer in 2009 bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in the fashion and custom home furnishing business. During her career, Jill has worked at prestigious fashion houses in New York as a buyer for “one of a kind” textiles, home furnishings, raw silks from Asia and Europe. More recently, Jill has owned and operated The Iddy Biddy Bedding Company, which specializes in custom-made bedding and upholstery for baby through college and beyond. Jill has a great eye for color and texture. She favors an eclectic look of vintage and antique styles mixed with modern simplistic lines. Jill graduated from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences (now Philadelphia University) with a degree in Textile Design and Merchandising.

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Sarah Fuchsman-Bradley

Sarah joined us in 2009. In past years as an independent interior designer, she shopped our store for custom furniture and accessories. She has designed many residences in Livingston, Short Hills, Millburn, New Vernon, Harding and Westchester, New York. Sarah’s design sensibility is upbeat and modern. She combines a contemporary and vintage furnishings creating a fresh and eclectic look in her client’s homes.

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Valerie Matthews

Valerie comes to interior design from the world of fashion. A former model, Valerie joined the Estee Lauder Corporation in 1980 as Mrs. Lauder’s Executive Assistant. Mrs. Lauder sought perfection, and Valerie rose to the challenge. Coordinating magnificent corporate and private events in New York, Palm Beach, London and Paris required Valerie to collaborate with five star chefs, top designers and prominent members of society. These occasions would feature elaborate table settings and spectacular floral arrangements. These experiences showcased Valerie’s talents to a new audience who began requesting her interior design skills for their homes and offices. To hone her skills Valerie decided to go back to school for formal interior design training, and in 1999, she unveiled her first interior design studio. Whether you desire to retreat to an intimate salon or create a warm inviting custom kitchen for family gatherings, Valerie is available to share her design talent, product knowledge and enthusiasm to make your dream home come true.

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Nina Karamallis

Nina, the owner and principal interior designer at British Home Emporium , has been a home furnishings design professional for over 25 years. She started her firm, Karanina Designs to specialize in residential interiors, visual merchandising and editorial photo styling. Her sensibility marries traditional elegance with contemporary design.
Nina has created interiors for clients in New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia. Some of her close friends who became her first “clients” include the CEO of Auto Zone, Senior Executives of Polo Ralph Lauren and several Coca Cola Executives. She has also served as the showroom designer for Mottahedeh & Co, Inc., the prestigious creators of porcelain museum reproductions for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Charleston, Musee des Arts Decoratifs and the Winterthur Museum. Nina’s photo styling is represented in the book, From Drawing Board to Dining Table, by Wendy Kvalheim, president and CEO of Mottahedeh.
Nina works with clients personally and in collaboration with other design and architectural firms. She has worked with HIT, the architecture and interior design company known for its fine residences in New Vernon, New Jersey.  
Nina received her B.A. in Art History, and B.F.A. in Fine Arts, and studied Interior Design at Parsons School of Design. She began her career in high school assisting her mother, Head Interior Designer for Bloomingdales and Greenbaums. Hired by Bloomingdales as the Assistant Fashion Coordinator in Home Furnishings she was responsible for special events, creating celebrity table settings, and product development. She enjoyed opportunities to work with celebrities like Pauline Trigere and Wally Amos, inventor of Famous Amos cookies. Creative floor presentations in the flagship store led her to the position of Display Director of Conran’s US. She developed floor plans and supervised the opening of twelve new stores, while directing the visual merchandising of existing stores.
Let Nina share her vision to create unique and beautiful environments in your home or office.
 

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Jihan Tannous

Jihan designs and manages our custom wood works. Her training as both an interior architect and interior designer enables her to design the custom cabinetry and furniture within her design concept for the entire room. Jihan has served as an interior designer in Morris County New Jersey for over 20 years. She graduated as an interior architect from the University Saint Esprit-Kaslik (U.S.E.K.) in Beirut, Lebanon. In addition, Jihan holds a Graphic Arts degree from the College Central. Jihan brings her experience as an interior designer, Artist and Manager to British Home Emporium. She is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

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Aileen Gutch 

Aileen joined the British Home Emporium team in 2011 after graduating from Miami University in Ohio with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She specializes in drafting, space planning, and furniture & material selection. Utilizing tools such as AutoCAD, SketchUP and Photoshop, Aileen applies both computer and hand rendering techniques to produce quality presentations. Aileen designs rooms that are rooted in classic design, combining both traditional and modern furniture pieces with a youthful and fresh approach. Her rooms incorporate a mixture of materials including metals, stone, mirror and wood elements and integrate a variety of textures through upholstery fabrics, rugs and window treatments. Her rooms strike a balance between pattern play and bold accents of color. Aileen believes a room should be aesthetically pleasing, functional and comfortable and most importantly a reflection of the personalities and interests of the homeowners.  

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Jill Goret

Jill joined British Home Emporium as an interior designer in 2009 bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in the fashion and custom home furnishing business. During her career, Jill has worked at prestigious fashion houses in New York as a buyer for “one of a kind” textiles, home furnishings, raw silks from Asia and Europe. More recently, Jill has owned and operated The Iddy Biddy Bedding Company, which specializes in custom-made bedding and upholstery for baby through college and beyond. Jill has a great eye for color and texture. She favors an eclectic look of vintage and antique styles mixed with modern simplistic lines. Jill graduated from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences (now Philadelphia University) with a degree in Textile Design and Merchandising.

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Sarah Fuchsman-Bradley

Sarah joined us in 2009. In past years as an independent interior designer, she shopped our store for custom furniture and accessories. She has designed many residences in Livingston, Short Hills, Millburn, New Vernon, Harding and Westchester, New York. Sarah’s design sensibility is upbeat and modern. She combines a contemporary and vintage furnishings creating a fresh and eclectic look in her client’s homes.

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Valerie Matthews

Valerie comes to interior design from the world of fashion. A former model, Valerie joined the Estee Lauder Corporation in 1980 as Mrs. Lauder’s Executive Assistant. Mrs. Lauder sought perfection, and Valerie rose to the challenge. Coordinating magnificent corporate and private events in New York, Palm Beach, London and Paris required Valerie to collaborate with five star chefs, top designers and prominent members of society. These occasions would feature elaborate table settings and spectacular floral arrangements. These experiences showcased Valerie’s talents to a new audience who began requesting her interior design skills for their homes and offices. To hone her skills Valerie decided to go back to school for formal interior design training, and in 1999, she unveiled her first interior design studio. Whether you desire to retreat to an intimate salon or create a warm inviting custom kitchen for family gatherings, Valerie is available to share her design talent, product knowledge and enthusiasm to make your dream home come true.

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