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 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.
In Los Angeles, I like home to feel really clean and modern. But I wanted a pop of color with a little vintage-inspired touch. Meet my new custom Interior Define dining chairs. They are very similar to the ones I have in my NYC loft, but with a slightly different design and in the most amazing shade. I love my Interior Define chairs in NYC so much that I also got them for Los Angeles! I customized the Dylan dining chair with luxurious blush velvet and gorgeous matte brass legs. When I sit in them, I go “ahhh.” They are just so incredibly comfortable and well made. For small dinner parties at home, they are both elegant and fun. Blush really seems to go with everything like a large granite dining table and a little shearling thrown over for a chic personal touch. The dining area really is the heart of the home. I like how it feels so statement now with a perfect pop of pink. On the West Coast, I live for opening up the balcony doors, letting the sun shine in, and having an early home cooked meal at sunset with friends and family. These chairs just add even more to that easy, breezy state of mind that I’m in whenever I am home in Los Angeles.
As winter comes along, I’m making my Dumbo, Brooklyn loft feel a lot more intimate, inviting, and cozy…and not just for me, but for all of the people in my life when they come to visit. That always starts with upgrading my living and dining room interiors and adding a lot more seating space so all of my guests feel like my home is theirs as well. I discovered Interior Define on a recent trip to Chicago, where I walked by their gorgeous boutique during a day of shopping. I went inside and fell in love with their clean aesthetic, with a close attention to details and quality. I came back to NYC and customized my selects on their online shop to perfectly work in my home.
Neutrals for me are a must. My home is a mix of soft blues, grays, concrete, wood, and little pops of red. I have been traveling so much this year. When I am home in NYC, I cherish every single moment I get to enjoy here. I love a shabby chic aesthetic that feels lived in and loved, but with a relaxing and elegant color approach. I love inviting friends over to cook a hearty breakfast, or simple circle around my living room space with a bottle of wine. A sectional sofa for me is a must. I had all this extra floor space, and just wanted a much larger couch that made for really stretching out on. This piece gives me that ahhh moment when I come home after a long work trip. The Ms. Chesterfield Sectional Sofa was perfect. I adore the old-fashioned men’s club design with really elegant tufting. It’s my go-to style in any home. I customized it in the fabric, Seed, which is a really amazing cross weave that adds a lot of dimension and warmth.
As for dining area, I have this really luxurious concrete and wood table, but I needed the perfect chairs to match. The Audrey leather dining chairs by Interior Define were just the right fit, with a super luxurious, sleek and modern design to match. You just sit in them and never want to get up. I chose the “New City” gray color with Matte Brass legs. You can choose between a few gorgeous and warm shades of leather with either Matte Black or Chrome legs. Each combination is absolutely divine. These chairs are just so yummy and so pretty to look at. I can’t wait to finally have my guests over and put them to good use.
This beautiful Shelter Island, NY abode is home to interior designer, Jonathan Adler. The moment I walked through the bold orange front door, I immediately stopped and gasped. Once you soak in the gorgeous and eclectic decor, you’ll notice it’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows, looking out to it’s own private beach. Talk about breathtaking. This interior designer really knows how to make a statement.