Born in Las Vegas, designer Nicholas Kniel lived in Germany, Michigan and currently lives in Atlanta. After earning a Bachelorís Degree in fashion design from the American College, Nicholas designed couture evening and wedding gowns. He also created visual displays for large companies and couture boutiques. Nicholas's creativity and eye for detail also led him to millinery and interior design.
Nicholas Kniel - Embellishments for You and Your Home opened its doors in the summer of 2000. The Nicholas Kniel boutique is not only a retail establishment, but also serves as a design studio for Nicholas and many other designers and artists. Since its opening, this intimate boutique has offered vintage and couture adornments to many visitors.
Nicholas Kniel created a unique ambience for his shop - combining styles from the Victorian and Art Deco eras with a modern twist. Once entering the shop, you may feel as if you've been transported to Paris or New York. The displays of rich ribbons, vintage buttons, exotic feathers and elegant masks are a true feast for all the senses. Nicholas Kniel is known for his vast selection of quality European couture and vintage embellishments, which along with his exquisite selection of ribbons, buttons, feathers, flowers and masks will inspire any imagination to create beauty.
Another of Nicholas's specialties is custom designed masks, which are appropriate for Mardi Gras and other costume galas. His masks are so exquisite, bridal designer Anne Barge tapped Nicholas to design a special line of masks which are used in the advertising for her 2005 Collection.
Nicholas is also known for his contributions to the Atlanta Ballet. He turned Atlanta Ballet dancers' worn out pointe shoes into flights of fantasy. The fantasy pointe shoes were auctioned at a charity ball to raise money for the Atlanta Ballet. He also designed centerpieces for the Atlanta Ballet Balls.
Nicholas Kniel has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, Traditional Home Magazine, Country Living Magazine, Victoria Magazine, Sew Beautiful Magazine, Atlanta Weddings Magazine, Elegant Bride Magazine, Southern Lady Magazine, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.