ASID California North sat down with her for a Q & A session on some of her favorites:
A diamond ring that was passed down from my great grandmother to my grandmother, mother, and now me. Throughout my life, I have seen it worn on each of their hands; wearing it now makes me feel connected to all of them.
It’s the only city I never tire of.
PARIS: PHOTO COURTESY of LAPORTEBONHEUR
If I weren’t an artist, I would be…
Music feels like my next art-form.
For my remodel in Shelter Island, New York, I’ve found myself wanting to create mosaic tile designs. I dream in mosaics now.
ANCIENT MOORISH & ROMAN TILES & TILES COURTESY of MOORISH ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS
“Choose what you love, and it will all fit together.”
PHOTO COURTESY of Laurie Frankel
My grandmother was an artist and I still have so many of her pieces including sculptures and paintings. I find so much inspiration in her work.
SERENA’S SAUSALITO LIVING ROOM ALONG WITH SOME OF HER GRANDMOTHER’S ART
Favorite room in your home, and why?
I’ve been moving around a lot lately, but my favorite room in any of my homes will always be my living room in Sausalito. It’s filled with art that tells my story.
Best decorating tip or trick:
Don’t strive for perfection. Instead, make it personal. Allow patina and your house will have soul.
Favorite home accessory (throw, pillow, sofa):
Mohair throws from Spain. I like to be warm and yummy and add beautiful texture to the room.
PHOTO COURTESY of MANTAS EZCARAY
My favorite spot to relax is Solage in Calistoga. It’s nearby so there’s always easy access to recharging on-demand.
PHOTO COURTESY of VISIT NAPA VALLEY
Home: Hudson, NY, the Modern Exchange. It’s the best place for vintage furniture!
PHOTOS COURTESY of THE MODERN EXCHANGE
Where do you want to travel next or the next hotel you want to stay in?
I’d love to spend more time in Spain’s Balearic Island. All arrows are pointing that direction.
PHOTO COURTESY of portamallorquina.com
My alpaca throw from Alicia Adams is a must. It works as either a blanket or a wrap, so it’s perfect for packing light.
ALPACA BLANKETS | ALICIA ADAMS
During my semester abroad in college, I had the chance to visit The Picasso Museum in Antibes, France. It was life-changing for me because it moved me toward studying art. I never looked back.
PHOTO COURTESY of SORAYA ALI
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