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Reader's home - Nina's swanky home

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!

Reader Comments (11)

She had me at the first photo! Lovely.

12 Jan 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSing

Beautiful - I love how she's done the stairs the most

12 Jan 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrooth

Marvelous. The set-ups are traditional, but the choices make it personal without being over-stylized. For San Francisco, it's got a real Hollywood feel to it.

12 Jan 2012 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

Love the simplicity and balance in the dinning area!! Very inspiring!!!

12 Jan 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCata

Wow, I have that exact same faux bamboo chair! Picked it up at a thriftstore here in Rotterdam :)

13 Jan 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEva

She did an awesome job with mixing patterns in the same color family.
The staircase is stunning!

13 Jan 2012 | Unregistered Commentersue

where can i get the blue samothrace painting?!? love it!

13 Jan 2012 | Unregistered Commentertheresa

Hi Theresa, It's the Yves Klein painting and can be purchased at art.com

15 Jan 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNina

Nina - thank you thank you!

15 Jan 2012 | Unregistered Commentertheresa

This is stunning. Nina, where did you find all those cute vintage frames from the first picture?

15 Jan 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I love that tree paper in the bedroom!!

16 Jan 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrystina

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