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
loveliest pen + ink drawing by raul soruco (i own one myself)
art + artifacts abound in the dining area
pottery is ancient spanish, italian, french, english, and dutch
|paintings l-r: raul soruco, jeff adams, jeff adams, chris winfield, perla krauze, zivana gojanovic
|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
|a favorite statuette of nancy's by oaxacan potter, dolores porras
|a shrine to her late mother