My Look: Nikki Sutton

The popular interior designer dishes on her favorite winter boots.

Where did you find those boots?

Nordstrom Rack. They’re my go-to winter shoes because of the massive tread under the toe bed, and the heel works like an ice pick.

Ever taken a tumble?

Never in public. I don’t know, maybe it’s from my roller derby days, but I have pretty good balance.

Do you have a thing for stilettos?

I do. I work on a lot of construction sites, so I like to at least be as tall as the crew. If I come in as this tower of power with bright-red hair and lips, it merits pause.

Do the projects you’re working on ever influence your style?

It’s usually the other way around. I often watch what people wear because fashion is always a step ahead of architecture and design. In 2005, ExactTarget told me that they wanted a more elevated look at their new offices on the Circle, and I based the interior on a men’s suiting editorial from W magazine.