Divine Design: Nina Helms

Brises de Printemps at the Loews Regency - New York

Brise de Printemps at the Loews Regency – New York

It would be hard not to feel joy when coming across one of Nina Helms’ works of art – she captures the beauty of nature so perfectly in plaster that her blooms almost seem real.  When our friend, Julia, shared some of Nina’s recent works with us, we were truly in awe.  While European wall relief sculptures have existed for centuries, Nina took this traditional art form and added her own a modern twist.

Fleurs Blanches Triptych

Fleurs Blanches Triptych

Kips Bay Showhouse 2010

Kips Bay Showhouse 2010

Nina’s imaginative designs are filled with the little subtle details that can really only be seen up close – the curve of a petal, the bark on a stem.  While flowers seem to be her forte, Nina’s animals are just as graceful and enchanting.  Who wouldn’t want to wake up with lovely, delicate butterflies floating above your head?



Since many of Nina’s commissions are private, you won’t see them in a lot of public places…  yet!  But we have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of Nina’s work on walls and overhead – she’s come out with a collection of light fixtures that is just gorgeous.

Brises de Printemps - Detail

Brise de Printemps – Detail

Flower Detail

Flower Detail

How do you spell relief?  N-I-N-A, that’s how!

brise / fleurs / kips bay / hallway / farfalinas / brise detail



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  • Reply Katie Clooney November 4, 2015 at 9:13 am

    So beautiful. In love with the Park Ave. hallway. Have a great week, lovely ladies!

  • Reply designchic November 4, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Her work is absolutely gorgeous and the last image is incredible! What an amazing talent. Happy Wednesday, ladies!

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