Nina is a textile designer (with a background in interior design) based in San Francisco. Her home is a showcase for many of her fabrics (Swanky Swell is her shop). Here is a bit of info Nina provided: Our home is a "tract home" with few architectural designs. It's one of those house with similar designs with your neighbors. It has no personality and I needed to give it some. So we ripped the whole carpeted area and replace it with distressed hand scraped hardwood floors. We installed wood stair landing and stained them to match the hardwood floors. We painted the riser white. We sanded the stair post and hand rails then stained them to match the hardwood floors as well. By the end, it has almost this black and white effect through out the whole house. On the favorable side, it has high ceilings, very airy and an open plan. I'm always drawn to a loft style living. I left the wall paint white on the first floor and use them to showcase oversized artworks and objects. LOVE the colours and patterns!