Marilyn Russell, Allied ASID President and Principal Designer of Design Magnifique, Inc., epitomizes the style and the substance of today’s internationally focused and modernist approach to interior design. Highly educated – she has three college degrees that contribute to her dynamic and diverse design sensibility – Russell was born in Jamaica, grew up in Boston and studied historical Interior Design in London. Her own work is contemporary and trendsetting with a masculine, edgy feel to it. She specializes in mid-century modern, minimalist and “Mad Men” 1960s ultra-modern decors that often feature a jolt of bright color in neutrally-toned rooms.
“Layering your space with texture and color,” she says, provides depth and uniqueness to a room that result from fresh, appealing interior design.
Prior to receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design, Russell gained 15 years of valuable experience as a construction defect insurance adjuster who interviewed builders, architects and developers of new homes, condos and apartment buildings. Her construction knowledge is reflected in Design Magnifique’s home remodeling expertise.
As a testament to Russell’s creative design and business success, she was nominated for the 2012 “Businesswomen of the Year” award sponsored by Orlando Business Journal and she was a panelist at the 2012 National Kitchen and Bath show in Chicago.