Nina V. Magon Allied ASID

School: Southern Methodist University, The Art Institute of Houston
Company: Contour Interior Design, Inc
1200 Blalock Rd
Ste 213
Houston, TX 77055-6471 map
Phone: 713.722.0511 x.105

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Designer Profile

Nina Magon is a multi-award winning interior designer and TV personality renowned for her signature refined modern aesthetic that perfectly balances bold high design with glamorous appeal. As Creative Director of Contour Interior Design with locations in Houston, TX and Miami, FL, Nina seeks to first create a vision and then execute it for each client, designing one-of-a-kind environments, each tailored to the client's unique taste, with an emphasis on skillfully executed, flawless detail. Contour is lauded in its industry for its integration of design innovation, construction expertise, and business acumen. Her lavish residential and commercial interiors have won her national acclaim as she was named one of the top designers in the country by NBC. In addition to her many accolades, she was deemed "The Design Industry's Next It Girl" by POPSUGAR and was called "The Breakout Star" by RUE Magazine.

In 2016, she was selected to be one of the 25 participants nationwide by Housing Works and Elle Decor Magazine to participate in Design On A Dime Miami.

Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, from a family of Indian descent, Nina along with her family relocated to Houston when she was thirteen. Nina received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, with post-graduate studies in Architecture and Design at The Art Institute of Houston. Her first speculative house, which Nina designed from concept through construction in Houston's upscale neighborhood of West University in 2006, sold for close to a million dollars prior to completion.

In 2013, Nina was hand-picked by Oprah Winfrey's interior designer, Nate Berkus, to appear on NBC's American Dream Builders in which 12 of the most notable, respected and established designers and builders from around the country competed to win the title of the first American Dream Builder. Nina was a semi-finalist in this national competition and was continuously praised for her high level of taste and aesthetics. She also landed a Lowe's Home Improvement commercial that aired during the season finale.

Nina is a notable designer and has won several awards in both commercial and residential design, including the "Rising Star" Design Award, "PaperCity" Award, the "Star Award" and many ASID & Houzz awards for Best Designer in several categories. She also sits on the Board of Designers for Zillow and speaks on design subjects at industry events around the country.

Nina is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Interior Design Society (IDS), American Association of Interior Designers (ASID), the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC).

She dedicates her free time to many non-profit organizations in the Greater Houston area, including Hope Endowment, Dec My Room and is an Ambassador for Texas Children's Hospital.

Currently, Nina splits her time between running both Contour Interior Design's Houston and Miami offices, as well as developing new licensing collections under the growing Nina Magon, LLC brand. Additionally, her first furniture line is set to debut in the Fall of 2016.

Nina and her husband Karun have been married since 2005 and are proud parents to two little ones, Aryan & Alina.

Services Offered

We are a national, multi-award winning, full-service interior design firm located in Houston, Texas and Miami, Florida, specializing in high-end residential, commercial, restaurant and boutique hospitality design. Established in 2007 by Principal Designer, Nina Magon, Contour Interior Design has since earned a reputation for exceptional high level design. The Contour portfolio includes a long list of award-winning interiors that have received national and regional recognition including Best Customer Service and Best Interior Designer for three consecutive years by Houzz, Best Interior Architecture and Best Commercial Interior by PaperCity, and Best Commercial Interior by ASID, among other accolades.

The success of the company is rooted in the integration of design innovation, business savvy, and construction expertise. We are the leaders in interior design in Houston, Texas. As educated professionals, our designers keep informed with the latest trends, products and technologies to create a unique design experience for each of our clients' distinctive tastes. We foster cutting edge design thinking in an open studio environment. Our executives are business-minded for profitable projects that meet our clients' budgets. We are truly a full-service design company that encourages collaboration to get the most detailed, matchless, design end result.

Our Design Services

We offer a wide range of interior design services to ensure an exceptionally high-level finished result. Our specialties include residential, commercial, and hospitality design, as well as design for TV from concept to completion.

Additional services include:

- Interior Architecture
- Exterior Architecture
- Space Planning
- Furniture Plan
- Interior Hard Finishes (Selection of Plumbing, Electrical, Flooring, Wall Elevations, Paint, etc)
- Detailed Finish Schedules
- Interior Soft Finishes (Fabrics & Furniture)
- Custom Drapery, Upholstery and Furniture
- Pricing
- Procurement
- Installation
- Fine Art Selection
- Design Management Services

Awards & Publications


- Named "The Design Industry's Next It Girl" by Popsugar
- Named the "Breakout Star" of season one of NBC's American Dream Builders by Rue Magazine
- Named "A Design Force to be Reckoned With" by Nate Berkus
- Named "Fresh Face of Fashion" by Houston Modern Luxury Magazine
- Named "A Rising Star of Design" by Decorative Center Houston


- Western Art & Architecture – December, 2016/January, 2017
- Hospitality Design - October, 2016
- Contemporary Stone & Tile Design – Sept, 2016
- Modern Luxury Interiors Texas - July, 2016
- Absolutely Memorial Magazine – Sept, 2016 
- Local Houston Magazine – July, 2016
- Modern Luxury Houston – July, 2016
- Modern Luxury Houston – June, 2016
- PaperCity – June, 2016 
- Hospitality Design – June, 2016
- Hospitality Interiors – May/June, 2016
- PaperCity – March, 2016
- The Metropolitan Builder – March, 2016 
- Modern Luxury Interiors Texas – Jan, 2016
- Modern Luxury Houston – Dec, 2015
- Luxe Interiors + Design Houston – Sept/Oct 2015
- Florida Design – Fall 2015
- Modern Luxury Houston – Oct, 2015
- Luxe Interiors + Design – Sept/Oct 2015
- Miami Home & Decor – Summer/Fall 2015
- Modern Luxury Houston – Sept, 2015
- Interiors Magazine – Aug/Sept, 2015
- Rue Magazine – July, 2015
- Modern Luxury Interiors Texas – Summer 2015
- Luxe Interiors + Design – Summer 2015
- Living Magazine – June, 2015
- Ocean Drive – Summer 2015
- Modern Luxury Houston – May, 2014
- Modern Luxury Houston – Dec, 2014
- Modern Luxury Miami – Sept, 2014
- Interiors Magazine – Aug/Sept 2014
- Modern Luxury Interiors – Fall 2014
- Milieu – Summer 2014
- Modern Luxury Houston – May, 2014
- 002 Houston – May 2014
- Houstonia – April 2014
- Texas Home & Living – April 2014
- Ligné Magazine – Spring 2014
- PaperCity – October 2013
- PaperCity – July 2013
- PaperCity – March 2013
- Prime Living – March 2013
- Hum Magazine – July 2012


- Best of Year Interior Design Finalist - Interior Design - 2016
- Houston’s Most Stunning Restaurant of the Year Finalist - Eater Houston - 2016
- Best Home Decor Blogs 2016: Top Experts to Follow - Live Stylish Daily - Credit Donkey - 2016
- Noir Shine By Design - Noir Furniture - 2016
- Nina Magon - Most Stylish People Of 2016 - Houston Chronicle - 2016
- Best Hospitality Designer Ruby Awards – AISD - 2016
- Faces of Design Finalist – HGTV - 2016
- Counter Culture Finalist - Macaron By Patisse - Hospitality Design Awards - 2016
- Nina Magon - Woman to Watch - Houston Business Journal - 2016
- Best New Design Blog - Live Stylish Daily - Design Bloggers Conference - 2016
- Best Contemporary Interior Design Firm in Texas - Interiors Texas Modern Luxury Magazine - 2016
- Best of Houzz - Design and Customer Service -2016
- Top 10 Interior Designers in Houston – Decorilla -2015
- HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Finalist – HGTV -2015
- Fresh Faces of Fashion - Houston Modern Luxury Magazine - 2015
- 15 Best Interior Designers in Houston – BuildDirect - 2015
- Star on the Rise - Decorative Center Houston - 2015
- Best of Houzz - Design and Customer Service - 2015
- Semi-Finalist, American Dream Builders – NBC - 2014
- Best of Houzz - Design and Customer Service - 2014
- Best of Houzz - Design and Customer Service - 2013
- ASID Design Award - Best Commercial Retail Interior Design - 2013
- Bayou City Award – 2013
- PaperCity Design Award - Best Commercial Design - 2012
- Houston’s Best Prism Award - 2012
- Star Award - 2011

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