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The 35th San Francisco Decorator Showcase opens this weekend.

Showcase is from April, 28 -May, 28. You will have plenty of time to visit this beautiful place by yourself. Or, if you want a good company for the tour and grab a cup of coffee after, you can join me and my friends. We are coordinating a day that works for everyone, so give us your suggestions. (Please, leave your comments here:) Read more…


To the Rescue: Design Emergency in LA. Part 2. Schematic design sketches.

After setting goals and mapping out an action plan, I began by measuring and drawing out the existing areas we had selected to renovate first.

I added quick sketches of my design ideas for the bathroom and closet renovations.

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To the Rescue: Design Emergency in LA Part 1. Goals-Time-Budget

Last week I spent 3-days in LA working on a new design project.

I had received an emergency call by a young couple, with an adorable 3-year old son and another on the way, asking for design help.

Two weeks prior they closed an escrow and got the keys to their first house. What an exciting time for them!
Now, for the emergency- they wanted to transform this old house to their family haven before the baby arrived, in a month’s time. Read more…

About Nina sobiNina Design Services

I’m always asked what kind of design I do. Truthfully, there’s nothing I can’t do, but to give you some ideas:

  • Common interior design services, such as:   Kitchen and Bath design * Color, Finish and Material specification * Lighting design * Furniture, Window treatments, Accessories specification * Custom Cabinetry and Furniture design * Purchasing services.
  • With my extensive architectural background, I can offer advanced expertise on Space Planning, Renovations, and Additions
  • Exterior design
  • Providing a second opinion, fresh ideas, or simply being a person you can count on (for creative [Surprise] party planning or a travel companion?..)

You can find more information about my projects, design process, clients and their experiences and more on my new website:

Samples of my hand drawings :

More photos from my projects:  and

My page on Facebook:

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Visiting $45 million “Villa Belvedere” – home of 2012 Marin Designers Showcase.

I always encourage my friends and clients to find time and go to Designer Showcases.  

Different designer ideas in each room create an overall scheme giving you plenty of inspiration.  It’s a perfect place to find tips of the trade, to check new materials and finishes, colors and techniques, to rethink what you do like or don’t, to share it with friends or simply enjoy beautiful surroundings. Read more…

SFDC . An elevated experience . An extraordinary resource.

I love the San Francisco Design Center with it’s endless possibilities for inspiration. I like exploring and browsing with my friends, clients and colleagues.
Last week was a very special event at the SFDC.  Read more…

Good News! Published by Design Shuffle!

A Timeless Home Office by Nina sobiNina Design « Design Shuffle Blog.

This morning I got an e-mail from DesignShuffle Admin and I am really happy to share it with you:
“Hi Nina,
I just want to let you know that we have OFFICIALLY PUBLISHED YOUR WORK on our design blog! Here’s the link:
I hope you enjoy it. Have a wonderful day!
*Taylor Wilson
Also, they announced  it on Twitter and Facebook:
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