Modeling since the age of 15, Natalie Lim Suarez has been a notable figure in the fashion industry for years. Based in NYC, she is 1/2 Chinese, 1/4 Spanish, and 1/4 Mexican. With her passion for photography, creative direction, design, music, writing, modeling, and style, NATALIE OFF DUTY was born. Completely inspired by the "model off duty" on-the-go lifestyle. Sharing her stories, inspirations, and projects through her own photography and writing. Already noted for her winning fans in Harper's Bazaar UK, featured editorials in ELLE, and WWD for her "Good Taste." Along with campaigns and ambassadorships to top fashion and beauty brands from around the world. Some including COACH, DKNY, L'oreal Paris, Saks 5th Avenue, Sunglass Hut, Levis, and Nordstrom. Her eclectic, unique style has launched many successful design collaborations sold in top retailers around the world. Next to fashion, Natalie's other passion is music. Singing along with piano/guitar continue to pop up in her upcoming fashion campaigns.
Natalie Lim Suarez is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
I hope for more relaxing days like these in 2022. A little behind the scenes from a project shot with BCBGMAXAZRIA and it’s all about comfort and simplicity. This is my home uniform. It happens to be great for movie nights or working on my laptop on the couch. I’m still easing into the new year, without any rush. Sit, breathe, and stretch.
I worked with Lulu & Georgia on a super cool guest room edit, just for you! This is a room in my loft that I’ve been really excited to renovate and freshen up. After a fresh coat of paint in a clean off-white, I went straight to the decor. I gave my guest room and bath crisp linen bedding, light oak wood cabinets, and chic brass lighting. These soft colors make this space feel much more clean and bright. Guest room just got homey. Shop my favorites below.
I got to site down with the Lulu & Georgia team here at home for an interview to discuss chic holiday decor, how I ended up in Dumbo, and the perks of having your sister and best friend as your neighbor, living in the same building in fact! When browsing the Lulu & Georgia site, I went for pieces I knew I’d keep forever when shopping for my holiday decor, with a very minimal approach. That’s my mindset whenever I’m decorating or picking up new pieces. To keep it minimal but merry, I just added a little green with a eucalyptus garland, fresh flowers, and some beautiful mood lighting.
Maybe invest in a timeless chandelier or table lamp. Centerpieces always add an artistic element to your holiday decor that feels timeless but fun.
My tip is to keep your decor elegant, with a less is more approach. The cake stand is a really special and cool piece because everyone loves dessert, and it’s beautiful. I kept my color palette mostly gray and beige, with little pop with the red ranunculus. The wine glasses in blush are elevated but still understated, which I love.
Read the full “Going Door-to-Door with the Lim Suarez Sisters” interview here.
I worked on a very special project with The Shade Store to update my home and I am in love with the final result! My installation is complete and my home feels so beautiful and totally refreshed. New drapery and shades was exactly what my windows needed. I hope you enjoyed being taken around during the entire design process: feeling the Holland & Sherry fabric swatches sent directly to my home, stopping by the beautiful showroom here in Dumbo, Brooklyn to work with my local design consultant, to the final installation. The team was so professional and really aimed for perfection when it came to what I was envisioning, which was to brighten up my loft and really make my windows stand out.
I wanted something clean and elegant, yet still felt like a cozy home. The luxurious blackout drapery I chose is made with Holland & Sherry andes wool in the color Rye. It’s the softest to touch, and it’s the most beautiful neutral color. It’s not too dark, not too light, and still makes a total statement, especially in the ripple fold drapery.
The linen sheer drapery came out gorgeous throughout my bedroom. I chose the color Natural. These are all colors that calm me and really look stunning when the sun comes through in the mornings and evenings. It creates such a romantic mood light.
As a New Yorker, roller shades are a necessity. I went with blackout roller shades in the color Sand, and a sheer roller shade that allows me to see the city skyline at night but still gives my home just the right amount of privacy. Going with a soft color like Sand gives the shades a little added uniqueness compared to a typical roller shade. These are my favorite corners of my loft. Places where I read, or simply stare out the window to see the water. Thanks to my design consultant, the hardware and measurements came out beautiful and completely functional. Perfection is all I can say. It’s amazing how the little details can really make a house feel like a home. I love my windows more than ever.