Michelle Nussbaumer’s design career began in Rome, where expats fell in love with the villa she had decorated and sought her out as a guide to Italian treasures. After moving to Los Angeles, Nussbaumer opened her design business and chic antique shop in La Brea. A decade later, she returned to Dallas and opened her celebrated shop Ceylon et Cie, which is home to her furniture collection, her eponymous Michelle Nussbaumer Fabric line and the celebrated "Rock Candy" line of jewel-encrusted boxes and trays.
An acclaimed interior designer and trailblazer, Nussbaumer is consistently named among the top designers and tastemakers in the country. Her projects and designs are frequently featured in the pages of leading national and international publications including House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Veranda, Architectural Digest, Marie Claire and German Elle Décor.