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03 . 28 . 11
The calendar says spring but the temperature says winter. Makes me wish I had a conservatory like Alexis and Trevor Traina in San Francisco. Vogue featured the home in the December 2009 issue and just posted some party pics online today.  It was fun to see the dining room set for a chic lunch to celebrate the new Balenciaga exhibit at the de Young Museum and a visit from Hamish Bowles who curated it. 
The Trainas renovated the home and added the conservatory by Amdega. The furniture was designed by Ann Getty who collaborated on the interior design with the couple and interior designer Thomas Britt.

The dining room set for lunch.

I love the pop of pink stemware against all the green in the room.

The chairs were designed by Ann Getty and Andrew Fisher designed the abalone topped tables.  The chandelier was found at Coleen & Company.

The entrance hall is perfect for tricycle riding.  The artwork is Studio Wall Drawing: 13th May 2004 by Keith Tyson.

Another Keith Tyson painting, History Painting (Baden-Baden, 1942) hangs in the entrance gallery.

Thomas Britt thought the red velvet by Sabina Fay Braxton would be the perfect backdrop for Trevor Traina’s photography collection.  Queen Elizabeth II, 1999 is by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Alexis and Trevor Traina with their children in the drawing room.

Thomas Britt also designed the Lucite banister which adds a modern touch to the old house.  Hanging on the stairs is Walking Cake II by Laurie Simmons.  The artist’s daughter Lena Dunham wrote, directed and starred in an independent film Tiny Furniture which is also worth checking out.  Hope this colorful home brightened your day!
Photos by Andi Hatch and Francois Halard

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  1. The Remnant Room March 28, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    I just love all the shots of green!
    Have a great day!

  2. Carla@DesignintheWoods March 28, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    Wow! Such style and originality. Love the banister and the art.

  3. abby jenkins March 28, 2011 | 4:06 pm

    Oh good lord, that perfection is someone’s home?! I feel totally inadequate and need to go paint something white or lime green immediately.

    The lucite balusters are utterly amazing. I am almost speechless (I’m never speechless).

  4. Style Maniac March 28, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    A lucite banister ?! Love it. I saw that article, but did not even notice the Lucite on the stairs. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, Heather.

  5. Karena March 28, 2011 | 4:19 pm

    Adore Ann Getty and Thomas Britt both genius designers! Fabulous rooms.

    I have a new giveaway up I think you will love…from The Zhush!

    Art by Karena

  6. TheIconicBlog.com March 28, 2011 | 4:24 pm

    That first room looks exactly like Spring. Love!xx


  7. Fauxology March 28, 2011 | 5:53 pm

    What a beautiful post — just the first image had my heart! Love the wall treatments and the large paintings, plus the mix of black and lucite for the staircase. Thank you!

  8. Belle de Ville March 28, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Oh those chairs by Ann Getty….where can I buy them???

  9. Joseph the Butler March 28, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    How clever to use beautiful, small orchids for the table centerpiece instead of fresh cuts–it’s great economy in the long run.

  10. meenal bishnoi March 28, 2011 | 7:34 pm

    Lovely post..Its not me at all but i love their drawing room the most…so sumptuous..xx meenal

  11. Tina March 28, 2011 | 8:31 pm

    What a cool house……love how its grand but whimscial and obviously so welcoming….the floors are great, also a big fan of convervatories…they are just so elegant and multi functional.

  12. Brillante Interiors March 29, 2011 | 3:10 am

    Still cold and rainy in Vancouver, this colorful post cheered up the day.

  13. Allison Egan March 29, 2011 | 9:13 am

    Loving all of it but espcially crazy for the lucite banister! how unexpected and fun!
    xo Allison
    Spicer + Bank

  14. lcregan March 29, 2011 | 11:36 am

    I love that bright green in the conservatory, it looks as fresh as the fragrance of fresh mown grass. Thank you!

  15. Mireya March 29, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    This home is utterly beautiful. The artwork, omg.

  16. JWK March 29, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    I’m still dying over the table and those incredible chairs in the conservatory!!

  17. Cupcake March 30, 2011 | 11:15 am

    I remember that spread! It’s what made me go on mad search for peacock wallpaper. Beautiful!!

  18. Big Hug Studio March 30, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    I love the blond guy with the cardigan…

    If only they had J. Crew for the home…