Noz Nozawa on Creating a Home You Love
This week’s guest DMTV Milkshake is an interior designer Noz Nozawa, founder of San Francisco Noz design. Noz shares her design fundamentals – and how she learned to trust her instincts while creating her personal dramatic and personal spaces. “I always say, if you like something, this is the end of the road for me,” she says from her home in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. “I believe your home should be filled with things that you love, even if they don’t make sense to someone else – or even if they are things that might not go with everything you create. If you like it, it matters.
This prospect plays into the pandemic-era home trend that she hopes is here to stay: While the deceived home office, she believes, may only become a temporary necessity, she hopes. a renewed sense of personal investment in our homes linger. “I think being at home as much as we must have been during the winter has really awakened – or awakened – our love and appreciation for our environment, these shelters that keep us safe,” she says. “This could mean that if you have $ 50 to spend, it might be silly, but you’re going to pick that mug that you like super, or you’re going to buy a plant that’s just right for you, and you’re going to be home enough to make it happen.” to take care of. On a larger scale, she says, this perspective could apply to renovations aimed at increasing homeowner enjoyment of the space, rather than the home’s resale value. “It’s a lot less about making choices that restrict your joy and your full happiness, just to think about reselling,” she says. “This is what I really hope will stay.”
Also in this Milkshake, Noz shares the most valuable lessons from her art history degree, her favorite color combinations, and why she enjoys working dark shades in a room – a perspective in practice in her own living room, seen here .
“I think the weird things go well together,” she said. “I like to combine warm tones with cool tones and then make sure you have a black point in your design. In photography, the “black point” means the darkest thing in your photo. In the context of interiors, I really think it’s really important for a room to be grounded in space with something quite dark – something that allows your eye to relax and understand, “Hey. well, if it’s dark, then everything else colorwise in space relates to that form of darkness. ‘”Tune in to preview.
Diana Ostrom, who has written for Wallpaper, Interior Design, ID, The Wall Street Journal and other media, is also the author of Distant places, a travel newsletter.
Milkshake, the first regular series from DMTV (Design Milk TV), shakes up the traditional interview format by asking designers, creatives, educators and industry professionals to randomly select interview questions from their favorite bowl or container. . During their candid discussions, you will not only gain insight into their personal collections of household items, but also valuable information about their work, life and passions.