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 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.
This month I’ll be revealing bits of my DUMBO, Brooklyn loft! So much sweat was put into getting it just right. Home for me is always a work in progress. But I like to start with the little details. My favorite things to shop for are rugs and woven pieces to warm up my already minimal home. I immediately went to Lulu & Georgia. I love their play on color and texture. They carry every type style, but I love their beautiful exotic collection. I of course gravitated towards the Sauri wool rug. I went with the extra large size for my living room. It’s dramatic and really brightens up my space. How beautiful are the deep red colors? I clearly have a thing for red. It’s so vibrant and bold! So most of my house bounces off it’s industrial red accents like the painted pipes and bright barstools.
There’s also something about sheepskin I can’t get enough of. I like them casually thrown over a chair, or like here, thrown over my couch. It’s simple, chic, and extra cozy. The long “Alma” sheepskin rugis a transitional piece that can be styled anywhere.
When it comes to hanging things on my walls, I’m still slowly finding artwork from my travels and adventures. But I love to play off textures. So I snagged a Lulu & Georgia wall hanging reminds me of my childhood. Of all my colorful wool knits. It adds a bit of an earthy element to my entryway. Though I love the industrial, minimal vibe, my style is still super quirky.