Working in the design industry for over twenty years, Kim served as a design intern at a Scottsdale studio, and then moved to Polo Ralph Lauren in their Home Collection where she trained with New York Polo window display designers. Kim returned to Scottsdale and worked for a local studio as a designer for eight years before opening Nelson Barnum Interiors with Teresa Nelson, specializing in classic, inspirational design. Kim's distinctive and refined style, attention to detail, and skill at combining function and aesthetics offers clients a pleasant experience from project inception to completion.
Kim began her design study at Point Loma College in San Diego, California and received her Associate of Arts degree in Design from Mesa Community College. In addition, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Phoenix.
Nelson Barnum Interiors was founded by Teresa Nelson and Kim Barnum almost 15 years ago, and is one of Scottsdale's most established, full-service design studios. Teresa and Kim's individual strengths blend together artfully to bring client's the most unique and exquisite interiors the area has experienced. They share a mutual passion for work inspired by 19th and 20th century Europe and are founded in the belief that beautiful design must include functionality.