About Us

Nouveau co-founders Steve Appel and Lee Whitehead grew up in Savage, MD, and attended Frostburg State University together, where both majored in Graphic Design.  After interning and working odd jobs, the friends decided to chart their own course and in 1986 Nouveau opened its doors. We added interior design over a decade ago, and since then we’ve designed hundreds of rooms, offices, and restaurants (even a garage!) all over the country.

“We live and work in Baltimore City, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”