How do you solve a design problem with 

a work of art?



You want a piece of art that echoes who you are, resonates with your style and unifies the mood, look and flow of your space. Designing and creating art to complete an environment is exactly what I do.


Let me create something especially for you that fits the space

Cats in Paris

This commission came about by a client approaching me for a piece of art that would convey a story about her likes, life and pets as well as work stylistically in the space intended. After talking to her about her likes, travel experiences and other preferences, I decided to do a little impromptu photo shoot with both of her cats.

The result is an unusual juxtaposition of the ethereal semi-transparent images of her pets combined with the striking silhouette of the Eiffel Tower. Done in sepia tones, it was right at home with the neutral calm palette of her living room. 

"Cats in Paris" by Nathalie Tierce

Modern Girl

Artwork that packs a color punch and able to stand up to a bold contemporary environment while telling a personal story. This is what was required for this design conundrum. I took a photo of the client's daughter that accentuated her lovely profile and integrated it with wild paint splatters. Ultimately three variations of the theme were used for this project. 

"Clarisse" portrait by Nathalie Tierce

Portrait of Joshua


Photograph and Painted Portrait by Nathalie Tierce

Kids grow up fast. What better way to capture them as they are right now than in a portrait? Let me convey their special individuality in a way that photos can not. Painting digitally, I can transfer the work to numerous types of materials, canvas, paper, metal, acrylic to name a few. 

The Queen's Necklace

The clients who contacted me for this painting have many fond memories of visiting this area in Mumbai together. In fact, the husband grew up with this magnificent scenic view of this scenery. 

Their idea was to fill he focal wall in their living room with a sweeping evening view of the bay (nearly 9 feet) . My challenge was not only to paint the iconic buildings that dot the shoreline in a way that incorporated the colors that suited the room accommodate their taste. 

"The Queen's Necklace" by Nathalie Tierce

The Queen's Necklace is the nickname given to Marine Drive in Mumbai. This 4.3 kilometer long Boulevard is a "C" shaped road along the coast with a natural bay. At night, if viewed from an elevated point, the street lights resemble a string of pearls in a necklace.

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I commissioned Nathalie to create a unique portrait of our 5 year old son. We did not want the traditional type of wall hanging. We wanted an original piece of art with our son as the subject. My jaw dropped by how amazing this portrait turned out. It was hip, fresh, contemporary, and at the same time very sentimental. Every time someone walks in our craftsman home it is the topic of conversation. I loved it so much, I had another copy made for my parents. It was the perfect Christmas gift! 

Thank you Nathalie for your Artistry, you have an amazing eye. 
The Best Family, Los Angeles

I was introduced to Nathalie, by a friend.  I was looking for help in updating our master bedroom and bath to a more tranquil and sophisticated look.

SOME of the projects include: 

Art: Nathalie Tierce, has created two stunning large pieces for our home. 

Color: color consultation and color selection for every room in our home. We love the colors. 

Carpeting and Area Rug: consultation in color, style, and size for every room.

Lighting: consultation in color, style, selection, positioning. 

Our master bedroom list included: wall color, carpeting, reupholstering the bedroom sofa and bergiere chair, purchasing and installing soft shades on 7 windows as well as draperies and drapery rods, installing lighting (chandelier). There were bedding details: duvet cover, bed shams, skirting, accent pillows. 

The master bathroom list included: wall color, updated bathroom fixtures from gold to nickel, updated glass shower door. 

First and foremost, Nathelie Tierce's knowledge of color is unparalleled and second-to-none. She was able to deliver many choices of color to fit our needs. Next, Nathalie and I sat down and made a plan of action that encompassed everything we wanted to accomplish along with due dates. Everything went according to plan.  

To sum it is now four years later. One project has led to many others and I haven't done one without the services and help of Custom Color and Art. In the past, I've made many costly decorating mistakes. Since using Nathalie's services, I saved money by making better and well-thought through more more unhappy more re-dos! 

It is without hesitation that I wholeheartedly recommend Custom Color and Art to ALL my friends.  Working with Nathalie has been a pleasure!

Carol P., Thousand Oaks

Nathalie helped me make my little cottage apartment into a magnificent home.  She understood when I told her that I was only here a year, yet I wanted the home to be very comfortable.  She found inexpensive ways to give the apartment a personality.  Here are some of the reasons that you, too, should consider Nathalie to assist you with your home.

1.  She listens.  Having worked with loads of 'decorators' in my life, I realize that this is a rarity.  The home reflects my personality rather than a template home that is the thumbnail of many designers.

2.  I purchased one of her pieces of art, and wanted a bit of twist to it.  I wanted something like a light-box behind it so that the light really pushed through the art.  She was all for it!  She took the ball and ran.  Should found the resources and made it happen (even added little 'extra's' (for ~ $30) like a dimmer switch for the LED's behind it.

3.  I had several installers for the yard and house.  Some of the installers could get 'gruffy'.  Nathalie handled them with charm and kindness (yet did not back down on what we wanted)..

4.  She makes the experience FUN!

I highly recommend Nathalie and her professionalism to anyone.  
Marilyn P., Thousand Oaks