Who We Are

Our team at British Home Emporium offers full-service interior design, space planning, interior architecture, and custom furniture design services. We have served Northern New Jersey and New York City for over 20 years. Every designer on staff has the knowledge, experience and credentials to take on any size project – from a 900 sq. ft. apartment to a 15,000 sq. foot family home and everything in between. We have completed residential and commercial projects across the country, with most of our work concentrated in the New York City Tri State area. Our goal, no matter the size or location of the project, is to make the process fun, easy and seamless for you.

BHE owner and lead interior designer Nina Karamallis explains, “We offer our clients, customers, and community unique and customized interior design solutions that suit each home and family. We are dedicated to presenting our community with new trends and classic styles in home furnishings, including custom furniture, cabinetry, and a curated selection of accessories, original artwork, and custom-framed prints. We invite our clients, customers and the community to stop by and enjoy our store and all the new home decor arriving every day.”

Stop by our 7,000 square foot showroom in historic Madison, New Jersey to browse a curated selection of the furniture, floor coverings, lighting and decor available.

 

Our team at British Home Emporium offers full-service interior design, space planning, interior architecture, and custom furniture design services. We have served Northern New Jersey and New York City for over 20 years. Every designer on staff has the knowledge, experience and credentials to take on any size project – from a 900 sq. ft. apartment to a 15,000 sq. foot family home and everything in between. We have completed projects across the country, with most of our work concentrated in the New York City Tri State area. Our goal, no matter the size or location of the project, is to make the process fun, easy and seamless for you.

BHE owner and lead interior designer Nina Karamallis explains, “We offer our clients, customers, and community unique and customized interior design solutions that suit each home and family. We are dedicated to presenting our community with new trends and classic styles in home furnishings, including custom furniture, cabinetry, and a curated selection of accessories, original artwork, and custom-framed prints. We invite our clients, customers and the community to stop by and enjoy our store and all the new home decor arriving every day.”

Stop by our 7,000 square foot show room in historic Madison, New Jersey to browse a curated selection of the furniture, floor coverings, lighting and decor available.

 

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. Her sensibility marries traditional elegance with contemporary design.She specializes in residential and commercial interiors, and is dedicated to buiding a collaborative relationship with her clients. She has created interiors for clients throughout the New York Tri State area and beyond. She and her team have created full scale design of some of the areas leading cafes working in collaboration with local architectural firms and contractors.  

Nina received her B.A. in Art History, and B.F.A. in Fine Arts and studied Interior Design at Parsons School of Design. Nina comes from a family of interior artists. Nina’s own career began at Bloomingdales, where she was responsible for home furnishings product development and special events. Creative floor presentations in the flagship store led her to the position of Display Director of Conran’s US, where she directed visual merchandising and designed and supervised the opening of twelve new stores.

 

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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. Her sensibility marries traditional elegance with contemporary design.She specializes in residential and commercial interiors, and is dedicated to buiding a collaborative relationship with her clients. She has created interiors for clients throughout the New York Tri State area and beyond. She and her team have created full scale design of some of the areas leading cafes working in collaboration with local architectural firms and contractors.  

Nina received her B.A. in Art History, and B.F.A. in Fine Arts and studied Interior Design at Parsons School of Design. Nina comes from a family of interior artists. Nina’s own career began at Bloomingdales, where she was responsible for home furnishings product development and special events. Creative floor presentations in the flagship store led her to the position of Display Director of Conran’s US, where she directed visual merchandising and designed and supervised the opening of twelve new stores.

 

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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. Her sensibility marries traditional elegance with contemporary design.She specializes in residential and commercial interiors, and is dedicated to buiding a collaborative relationship with her clients. She has created interiors for clients throughout the New York Tri State area and beyond. She and her team have created full scale design of some of the areas leading cafes working in collaboration with local architectural firms and contractors.  

Nina received her B.A. in Art History, and B.F.A. in Fine Arts and studied Interior Design at Parsons School of Design. Nina comes from a family of interior artists. Nina’s own career began at Bloomingdales, where she was responsible for home furnishings product development and special events. Creative floor presentations in the flagship store led her to the position of Display Director of Conran’s US, where she directed visual merchandising and designed and supervised the opening of twelve new stores.

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Jihan Tannous

 

Jihan designs and manages our custom wood works. With training as both an interior architect and interior designer, Jihan designs custom cabinetry and furniture with the room concept in mind. Jihan has served as an interior designer for over 20 years and brings her experience as an interior designer, artist and manager to our team. 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. She is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

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Jihan Tannous

 

Jihan designs and manages our custom wood works. With training as both an interior architect and interior designer, Jihan designs custom cabinetry and furniture with the room concept in mind. Jihan has served as an interior designer for over 20 years and brings her experience as an interior designer, artist and manager to our team. 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. She is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

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Jihan Tannous

 

Jihan designs and manages our custom wood works. With training as both an interior architect and interior designer, Jihan designs custom cabinetry and furniture with the room concept in mind. Jihan has served as an interior designer for over 20 years and brings her experience as an interior designer, artist and manager to our team. 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. 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, Ohio with a B.F.A. 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. 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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Aileen Gutch

 

Aileen joined the British Home Emporium team in 2011 after graduating from Miami University, Ohio with a B.F.A. 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. 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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Aileen Gutch

 

Aileen joined the British Home Emporium team in 2011 after graduating from Miami University, Ohio with a B.F.A. 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. 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 custom home furnishing business. Jill began her career at prestigious fashion houses in New York. More recently, Jill owned and operated The Iddy Biddy Bedding Company, specializing in custom bedding and upholstery for children. 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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Jill Goret

 

Jill joined British Home Emporium as an interior designer in 2009 bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in the custom home furnishing business. Jill began her career at prestigious fashion houses in New York. More recently, Jill owned and operated The Iddy Biddy Bedding Company, specializing in custom bedding and upholstery for children. 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 British Home Emporium as an interior designer in 2009. Having worked independently for years, Sarah had shopped BHE for custom furniture and accessories countless times. She has designed residences in Livingston, Short Hills, Millburn, New Vernon, Harding and Westchester, New York. Sarah’s design sensibility is upbeat and modern. She combines contemporary and vintage furnishings to create a fresh and eclectic look for client’s homes.

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Sarah Fuchsman-Bradley

 

Sarah joined British Home Emporium as an interior designer in 2009. Having worked independently for years, Sarah had shopped BHE for custom furniture and accessories countless times. She has designed residences in Livingston, Short Hills, Millburn, New Vernon, Harding and Westchester, New York. Sarah’s design sensibility is upbeat and modern. She combines contemporary and vintage furnishings to create a fresh and eclectic look for client’s homes.

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Valerie Matthews

 

Valerie comes to interior design from the world of fashion. She began her career coordinating corporate and private events in New York, Palm Beach, London and Paris that featured elaborate table settings and floral arrangements, sparking her interest in interior design. To hone her skills Valerie went back to school for formal interior design training, and in 1999, she opened her first interior design studio. Valerie has worked as part of the BHE team for nearly 20 years . Her rooms reflect a sense of glamour and utilize color and pattern with a dramatic flare. She loves the mix of sumptuous fabrics and elegant antiques with contemporary accents.

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Valerie Matthews

 

Valerie comes to interior design from the world of fashion. She began her career coordinating corporate and private events in New York, Palm Beach, London and Paris that featured elaborate table settings and floral arrangements, sparking her interest in interior design. To hone her skills Valerie went back to school for formal interior design training, and in 1999, she opened her first interior design studio. Valerie has worked as part of the BHE team for nearly 20 years . Her rooms reflect a sense of glamour and utilize color and pattern with a dramatic flare. She loves the mix of sumptuous fabrics and elegant antiques with contemporary accents.

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