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FOYER Artemide Pirce pendant lamp,
artemide.com. Round steel-and-wood étagère,
Conran, Paris, conranshop.fr. Decorations on
shelves, Hudson and Grace white tray,
hudsongracesf.com, Yves Saint Laurent purse,
ysl.com. EXTENDED PARLOR Vertigo floor
lamp, Fontana Arte, fontana arte. Piano, Henry
F. Miller, henryfmillerpiano.com. Black and
white photograph of seated woman, Jakub
Ludvik, fotojakubludvik.cz. INSET Herman
Miller Eames chair, DWR, dwr.com. White shelf
with book, reproduction of antique Belgian
shelf. Napkin on chair from Hudson Grace,
hudsongracesf.com. DINING ROOM Credenza,
Past Perfect, pastperfectsf.com. Decorative
items from Pottery Barn, potterybarn.com,
Hudson and Grace, hudsongracesf.com, DWR,
dwr.com, and Flamant Paris, flamant.com.
Dining table, Gervasoni, Dzine, dzineliving.
com. Chairs, Miller Eames, DWR, dwr.com.
Painting, Michael Brennan, “Golden Eye,”
michaelbrennanart.com. Photography (above
credenza) Daniela Jeremijevic, “Cendrillon.”
Bud vases on mantle, Heath Ceramics,
heathceramics.com. BEDROOM Console table
(next to the window), Blu Dot, bludot.com.
Black armchair, Anziano club chair, Coup
d’Etat, coupdetatsf.com. Fur Sophia stool,
Coup d’Etat, coupdetatsf.com. Cowhide rug,
DWR, dwr.com. BREAKFAST AREA Banquette,
custom made with Knoll fabric, knoll.com.
Bistro tables, base brought from Paris (flea
market) with a custom made top in Carrara
marble, San Francisco. Eames chairs, herman
miller.com. KITCHEN Kitchen cabinets,
Bulthaup, bulthaup.com. Bar stools from Cinna
Paris, cinna.fr. ART French photographer
Daniela Jeremijevic, “Betty Page.” Paint
throughout house, Farrow and Ball,
Items pictured but not listed here are either from
private collections or have no additional details.
98 SUMMER/FALL 2016 MARIN AT HOME MARIN AT HOME SUMMER/FALL 2016 99
IT’S A TRICK AS OLD AS MIGRATION:
if you want to have an instant sense of “home,” always bring
along your art collection. But it’s a concept at risk of being
forgotten by today’s fast-traveling urban tech nomads seeking
chic turnkey plug-and-play houses. Bucking that trend, San
Francisco interior designer Ingrid Ternynck tries to carefully
integrate a client’s life and things into her designs.
Her own 1880s Italianate Victorian in Pacific Heights is
dotted with the art and objects she and her tech entrepreneur
husband, Jerome, like to collect.
“In some ways, he was my client here,” she says. Jerome,
creator of a recruiting company app, is French and she is
Slovakian, but when it comes to design-speak, they’re
on the same page.
“We are modernists, and so most of our art tends to be contemporary,” Ternynck says. Some of it is from Prague, where
they met 20 years ago; the rest comes from Paris, where they
lived for a decade before moving to the Bay Area with their
two teenage daughters five years ago. But their taste is eclectic
enough to embrace cherished gifts from Jerome’s parents in
the austere yet decorative Gustavian style, a Swedish interpretation of French antiques. “I also love history,” Ternynck adds,
“and we certainly did not want to rip out all the details within
this beautiful building to match our collection.”
In fact, in their house-hunting trip to San Francisco in
2011, she and Jerome were specifically looking for a true
Victorian house. It was hard work. Every time they found
one with a well-preserved shell in a neighborhood they liked,
the interiors had been gutted to appeal to younger buyers.
INTERIOR DESIGNER INGRID TERNYNCK UPDATES A CLASSIC
VICTORIAN WITH A PRESERVATIONIST’S HEART.
BY ZAHID SARDAR PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSTON
This spread: In the intimate living room with
slipcovered chairs from Habitat and a distressed Restoration Hardware coffee table, the
original fireplace with a glazed-tile surround is
flanked by shelves from Conran Paris. On the
mantel, Heath bud vases; on a Blu Dot console
in the bay window sits a round sculpture by
French artist Laurent Martin. Right: In the
reconfigured foyer, a round steel-and-wood
étagère came from Conran Paris.