Nina V. Magon
ASID Allied , IDS, IIDA
Creative Director and Principal
Calgary, Canada / Houston, USA / India
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nina Magon is a globally recognized and numerous award winning interior designer and TV personality renowned for her signature refined modern and forward thinking aesthetic, that perfectly balances bold high design with a luxurious appeal. As Creative Director of Contour Interior Design, Nina seeks to first create a vision and then execute it for each client, designing one-of-a-kind environments, each tailored to the client’s unique taste, with an emphasis on skillfully executed, flawless detail. Contour is lauded in its industry for its integration of design innovation, construction expertise, and business acumen. Her lavish residential, commercial and hospitality spaces have won national and international acclaim as she has been recognized as one of the trail blazers in design and most creative by Hospitality Design Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal and many international publications and well-recognized accreditations. In addition to her many accolades, she was deemed “The Design Industry’s Next It Girl” by POPSUGAR and was named “The Breakout Star” by RUE Magazine.
Nina received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Southern Methodist University with post-graduate studies in Architecture and Design at The Art Institute.
In 2013, Nina was hand-picked by Oprah Winfrey’s interior designer, Nate Berkus, to appear on NBC’s American Dream Builders in which 12 of the most notable, respected and established designers and builders from around the country competed to win the title of the first American Dream Builder. Nina was a semi-finalist in this national competition and was continuously praised for her high level of taste and ability to design. She was also on a Lowe’s Home Improvement commercial that aired during the season finale.
Nina has participated in many non profit events such as Housing Works and Elle Decor Magazine’s benefit “Design On A Dime” both in Miami and NYC.
Nina is a notable designer and has won several awards in residential, commercial and hospitality design, including “Best of Year Honoree by Interior Design Magazine, “Counter Culture Finalist” in the Hospitality Magazine Awards, ” Faces of Design Finalist” by HGTV and many ASID & Houzz awards for Best Designer in several categories. She also sits on the Board of Designers for Zillow and speaks on design subjects at industry events around the country.
Nina is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Interior Design Society (IDS), American Association of Interior Designers (ASID), the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC).
She is philanthropic to many non-profit organizations including Dec My Room, The Women’s Home, Pratham, Hope Endowment, Texas Children’s Hospital and has chaired events for Unicef and Pin Oak Charities to name a few.
Currently, Nina splits her time between managing her offices and developing new licensing collections under the growing Nina Magon, Inc. brand.