Friday, March 14, 2014

A Stroll Though An Eclectic, Gallery-Like Home


A trip to Nancy's house is like a visit to an incredible art and antiquities gallery. She is the definition of art lover and makes hoarding look like a very good thing.

From stunning paintings to gorgeous sculptures, there is not one spot in her home that doesn't have something to feast your eyes on. Her other collected treasures, including vintage fashion accessories, add even more luster to the mix. At eighty-one, this former SAG card holder continues to star in a very stylish life.

Nancy hails from Los Angeles, brought the first of her four boys into the world in New York City, and spent a good chunk of time in Carmel Valley (where she held garden parties at her art studio) before settling in for good in Santa Barbara. Her relationship with art runs deep. She says that every time she falls in love with a piece, she immediately tries to figure out how she can own it. Once it's in her home, she embraces it and the memory of the moment she first came in contact with it. Often, she will go on to represent her favorite artists and form lasting friendships with them. 

Another strong pull for Nancy is her affinity for Oaxaca where she travels frequently and brings tour, photography, and cooking groups. That influence is sprinkled throughout her home through various artifacts and regionally acquired art. Pair all of this with a fondness for classic antiques, and it is one eclectic abode to say the least.

Let's take a little stroll through...


beauty in the bathroom : drawing by grace vollmer
figurines by sculptors including patrick stephens and ken wiese


looking glass elegance and a vintage french metal daybed grace the bedroom

drawing above dresser by a german doctor from the 1880s

loveliest pen + ink drawing by raul soruco (i own one myself)

things get fanciful

art + artifacts abound in the dining area
pottery is ancient spanish, italian, french, english, and dutch

paintings l-r: raul soruco, jeff adamsjeff adamschris winfieldperla krauzezivana gojanovic

by her late friend, artist john lincoln, in her study

mantel pieces in the living room -- washed ink drawing by john lincoln
various metal figurines

clusters of paintings at every turn, each with a story. these are early works of raul soruco

timeless chic is calling


bronze mother + child shares its perch with a set of vintage keys

in the loft -- paintings by artists nancy currently represents
shown in the mix judy coxarnold dobbs, and jan wagstaff

view from above

oaxaca festivity in the kitchen

a favorite statuette of nancy's by oaxacan potter, dolores porras

a shrine to her late mother

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