At Threshold, I provide services to clients that are thoughtful, straight-forward and comprehensive. I design for the way people live, putting usability first.  I operate under the premise that good design can be accomplished in many ways, and every client benefits from an approach tailor-made for their unique needs and circumstances.  I strongly believe that design should not be a luxury, and value equity, preservation and ecological responsibility in my work. I specialize in clean, modern designs which incorporate personalized elements from many eras and styles. The results are timeless, dynamic spaces which are unique and meaningful to their occupants. I truly love what I do.
NICOLE BHOW MAIER
PRINCIPAL INTERIOR DESIGNER | LEED AP | ASID

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts degree in Interior Design from Suffolk University, I began my professional career as a designer for Taniya Nayak Design. With TND, I designed for HGTV's Destination Design, numerous Boston area restaurants, national television segments and ad campaigns, and six seasons of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible. After forming Threshold in 2012, I have designed residential and hospitality projects in Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the U.S.

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, I have lived in many places and traveled all over the world.  Time spent in my father's native India imparted me with a keen appreciation for beauty in diversity. My mother, an artist, inspired me creatively and influenced my aesthetic from an early age. I live with my husband, two young sons and rescue dog on the idyllic island of Alameda, California. When I’m not designing, I enjoy cooking, exploring the California coast, and spending time with my family.