SF House Tour: Philip and Tania's Noe Valley Contemporary Victorian

SF House Tour: Philip and Tania's Noe Valley Contemporary Victorian

leslie
Feb 21, 2008
(Welcome again to Sally, one of the finalists in our San Francisco Blogger search.
Comment away!)

Name: Philip Wood and Tania Ketenjian
Location: San Francisco
Size: 1000 sq ft
Years lived in: 2

When you imagine the home of Philip Wood, the Creative Director of CITIZEN:Citizen, and his wife, Tania Ketenjian, a journalist, you probably would envision a MoMA like atmosphere of carefully curated objects. Not so! Their home is a labor of love that is a reflection of their lives, past and present. It's decorated with significant items from friends and family, and virtually all of the furniture was designed and built by Philip, who is a trained carpenter. Their home is busy but uncluttered, and it's a very good example of an efficient use of space.

My/Our style: rural English woodworker meets Persian princess whilst on library tour

The inspiration for my home: Falling in love with someone and sharing a life and a space

Favorite element: the light. the calming feeling that the home just came with. the plants. the plum blossom.

Biggest challenge in designing my home: paying the mortgage

What friends say about my home: that it's comfortable and they feel welcomed

Biggest embarrassment in my home: I have none

Proudest DIY: I designed and built all the furniture…….…………………………….

Best advice given or received: be yourself... and add a glass door the your back room (ample backyard view!)

Thanks, Philip and Tania!

(Editor's reminder:
When leaving comments about the home,
play nice or you'll be asked to leave the sandbox.)

-sally

Link: CITIZEN:Citizen

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