Nancy Honchen, Interior Designer

“I hired Design Secrets to do our bedroom, and they got the feel that my husband and I wanted. We love going into our bedroom, it is such a transformation from what we had. I can only thank them for the services provided & any issues that occurred, they were resolved to our total satisfaction. We would use them again for any other project.”
–N. Zolna,

About Nancy

"An artist is not paid for his labor, but for his vision."
- James Whistler

Nancy Honchen has been in the interior decorating industry since 1996, though as a girl growing up in New Jersey she realized early on that she had a passion for design and decorating.

Unlike many children growing up with siblings, she would find herself wanting to share her room with her sister. It made sense after all–if they shared a room, they could easily team up in regular decorating and re-decorating of that room! Week after week they would save their allowances and while their friends were out shopping for new clothes, they were on the hunt for new bedding, artwork… anything to spruce up their room. Their collective love of interior design grew to the point where their mother would hand Nancy her credit card and send her out whenever the house needed, say… new patio furniture.

She may not be decorating her childhood home anymore, but Nancy is still doing what she loves–though now she gets to share her passion with those she works with and for. She has worked in both homes and businesses along the east coast, including New Jersey, New York and Manhattan, Connecticut, and Florida. Her work can also be found in the tropical sun of St. Maarten.

Nancy lives in a townhouse in northern New Jersey with her family. When she’s not working, Nancy can be found enjoying a glass of cabernet while the “babies” (Greyson and Chelsea, an Italian Greyhound and teacup Yorkie) sleep in front of the fireplace.

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“Nancy has great vision and decorative ideas which made my home comfortable as well as beautiful. I loved working with Nancy because she also incorporates existing furniture with updated fabrics, pillows, color and accessories giving a room a new look.”
–D. Kohan

“Nancy’s attention to detail and the satisfaction of her clients is impeccable. Her first priority is always the client, and she goes above and beyond to ensure any project she starts is completed within a timely manner and above the expectations of the client. She has an eye for design that comes along only once in a great while”
–K. Wagner

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