Nancy Taylor is the founder and principal designer of Taylor Interior Design. Since starting her firm in 1967, she has completed more than 500 projects around the United States and in the Bahamas. Taylor originally trained as a nurse before completing a certificate program at the Rhode Island School of Design, launching her business at a time when sole female proprietors were a rarity in the design industry. She was also the proprietor of 125 Benefit Street Antiques, which closed in 2002. Some of her notable works in Rhode Island include the chapel at Swan Point Cemetery and Athenaeum Row on Benefit Street in Providence, and the Weekapaug Inn in Westerly. Taylor’s work is recognized for her ability to create beautiful spaces with aesthetic flexibility, a note of preservation and a timelessness in the design. Her work has been featured in design magazines such as Rhode Island Monthly, New England Home, Country Living, and the book Spectacular Homes of New England. Taylor is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers and was inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame in 2008.