About Good Manors

Growing up with design-trained parents, Interior Designer Nancy Maloney is grounded in design and aesthetic.  She does her work with the fervor of a professional doing what they love. She plans. She designs. She comes to know the families whose homes she has the honor of crafting. She values their heirlooms and meaningful objects. She budgets. She edits. She presents them with soulful living spaces.

After 10 years working as a couture fashion buyer, Nancy has been designing interiors for Charlotte-area homeowners since 1998.  Good Manors has built a reputation of beauty and efficiency in its 20 years of dramatic growth. Nancy and her team have designed over 150 rooms and several entire homes each year, creating clean, timeless designs with infusions of contemporary elements.

Good Manors provides clients with a comprehensive design solution, creating architectural renovation plans or working with architects and builders to carefully manage a project to completion.  Maloney is businesslike in her approach to budgets and timelines, prioritizing transparency, communication and efficiency throughout the planning and billing process.

Her style is warm, personal, reflective of client’s interests, and grounded in antiques with pops of contemporary art & furnishings.  Nancy appreciates the patina of timeless furnishings and uses them in layers with interesting lighting, fresh fabrics, and architectural patterns.

Good Manors projects have been featured in both Southpark Magazine and SavorNC Magazine, as well as in the Dilworth Home Tour, Charlotte Kitchen Tour, and twice in the Mint Museum Home & Garden Tour.  


The Designer

Nancy Maloney, daughter of an architect/engineer father and a mother who was a prominent Charlotte antique dealer, grew up in Charlotte and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Art History in 1985.  She worked as a fashion buyer till 1997 for upscale brands like Lord and Taylor (New York), Saks Fifth Avenue (Palm Beach), Saks Jandel and Garfinckels (Washington, DC), and lastly, managing and buying for an upscale local women's boutique in Myers Park, where she truly learned the importance of listening and communicating closely with her client.  She founded Good Manors in 1998.

With a strong personal passion for traveling the world’s regions, Nancy brings a sophistication to her southern roots, training and architectural eye.

Designer Lauren DeLellis has worked with Good Manors since 2006, first as a college intern, then as a full-time employee.  Lauren has a design degree from Winthrop University and complements the Good Manors team with her superb attention to detail and customer service.