Born in Port-au-Prince Haiti, Nathalie migrated to America at just six months of age. Growing up, she felt a great void and a lack in identity spanning from her lack of Haitian history. Her very own missed culture is what inevitably birthed the Mod Punch concept of culture and design.
Nathalie Armand-Bradley is a Atlanta-based interior designer and rendering expert specializing in modern-eclectic spaces. With a distinctive emphasis on culture, ModPunch designs seeks to delve deep into the core of every client. The belief is that beauty and function should be tangible to all, ModPunch seeks to tailor each room with the individual history and culture in mind.
Nathalie business started when she was faced with the great challenge of caring for her 24 week preemie and Autistic son Sebastian and she had to make a decision about whether or not to return to corporate America. Nathalie begin to create one room specials to friends that inquired about there expertise. As word of mouth began to spread, Nathalie began to provide interior design services to out of town clientele virtually. She then began working as an e-design consultant and slowly transitioned on to complex and multi-room designs. Nathalie and her team now serve residential and commercial clients within the Atlanta area and throughout the United States.
What Does Black History Month Mean To You This Year?
I think that there is a great need more then ever before to celebrate Black history 365 days a year. There is a unwavering resistance in the air which seeks to strip down what it means to be unapologetically Black. We see in the white house, in our judicial system, in our housing market and in so many different aspects of life. Often times its blatant, other times its a hidden agenda. And although we have come such a long way, there is still so much to be done. I think a well learned, and well read community of people does a far greater good then bad. We should stand firm on the backs of our ancestors and those who have paved the way by learning about their trials and by celebrating their triumphs. Our very own lives should be the outward reflection of our appreciation
Where Are You Finding Inspiration To Design This Year?
Nature with all of its rawness, depth and color is the ultimate form of inspiration. I find that some of the greatest color combos and textures are found right outside our door step. I am currently obsessed with green. It is such an awesome accessory color.