Our commitment to design philosophy, integrity and quality creates spaces that work for the individuals that inhabit them.
We believe quality design is a function of inspired artists and artisans.
We seek to understand how our clients experience place and the desired impact it brings to their lives.
We approach projects with respect for their individuality; each outcome is custom.
Natalie Officer is the driving creative force behind Natalie O Design. As the Voice Tribune noted, she is first and foremost a storyteller, "the narrator, the interpreter and the voice that allows (client’s) stories to be expressed with clarity and beauty." Natalie is the first face you’ll meet and the last person to ensure the ultimate design is your reflection.
A graduate of Indiana University with 20 years experience in fashion and design in places from Chicago to London, Natalie brings a fresh and learned approach to Louisville. In the past 8 years, she has sought to move the needle for design in Louisville. Realizing that interior design grants ambassadorship for local artists, Natalie works to involve rising makers in both residential and commercial projects. The spine of Natalie's craft is rooted in deep searches for innovative and unique pieces for every job. She thrives on the use of textiles, texture, and unexpected touches. Over everything, Natalie O Design ensures each space is entirely particular to it’s form, function, and feel.
Natalie’s home is being surrounded by her husband and three children in their restored farmhouse on the fringe of Louisville. Her passion is to evolve in design and in community with continued appreciation for all the richness of diversity in art, culture and personality.
Design + Marketing
Taylor joined Natalie O Design with a sustainable design and planning degree from the University of Florida. Taylor strives for lean and functional design drawing from her experience as a LEED Green Associate and past program advisor for clients ranging from counties to college students. On a daily basis, she lends a hand in brand management, trade relationships, and client care. Constantly traveling, she has a love of found objects with stories, and aims for each Natalie O Design home to reflect their own stories.
Design + Project Management
Julie Metzinger’s accomplishments in floral design, event planning, and accounting bring a superior level of detail and foresight to the team. As a design lover and full-scale home renovator, she fully understands the intention of the work and the importance placed on project management. As someone who is drawn to the aesthetic art of NOD, the brand identity is near and dear to her heart. Her library of Dwell and Atomic Ranch back issues rival any enthusiast and make her a great resource on midcentury design. In real terms, she runs the show.
Growing up in Southern Indiana, Jake Ford has always been inspired by the creative and authentic lifestyles that flourish in Louisville’s culture. After graduating from the Hite Art Institute with a BFA in studio art, Jake entered into a career spanning multiple galleries, museums, and local studios. His wide range of exposure in the industry stems from both institutions to creative role models alike. With a deep passion for local arts, Jake hopes to bring his love for collaboration to the o Art galleries by cultivating an inclusive space where local, national, and global artists can partner to continue the innovation within our creative design community.
Joe Druga was born in Pennsylvania in 1942 and began is life in Louisville, Kentucky at the age of 10. Attending Valley High School and graduating from University of Louisville, Joe went on to teach history and marry his high school sweetheart Bonnie. After three years of teaching and a short time at Proctor and Gamble, Joe began his furniture career - traveling nationwide with Ethan Allen and later settling back down in Louisville at local furniture stores, totaling 45 years in the industry. Lending those years of furniture and teaching experience, Joe works part-time with Natalie O Design, overseeing our receiving and back-of-house operations. Joe ensures top quality in assembly, delivery and installation for our clients, methodically and patiently.
Luke can be contacted at @lukemetzinger and email@example.com