Help Nancy Sinatra make the most of her living space through several life transitions
When I first met Nancy in 2002, she was living in the house where she’d raised her family—and the set-up no longer served her. With her kids grown up and out on their own, she needed a home office equal to the demands of her busy touring schedule and an optimal place for her archives from a storied recording and film career. Notably, Nancy was also devoted to preserving her father’s legacy and needed a way to organize, display, and celebrate treasures she held dear.
Together we designed a master plan, reassigning the key function of several rooms. One area was reserved for Nancy’s own archives and another for her father's’s memorabilia. Next, we turned her home office into an inspiring, creative space and moved her assistant into his own office. Now Nancy was able to get the most out of her beautiful home, with a place for everything, and everything in its place.
In 2011, Nancy decided to sell that house and planned to move into a home that was smaller in size. We had the task of sorting through everything she’d accumulated over the years, helping her decide what to shed and what to keep.
Nancy wanted her new home to express the most joyful parts of her history, so we identified her treasures: Legacy items, collections that delight her (such as vintage games that held happy memories), personal items she uses all the time, and professional items. That made it easy to let go of everything else: everyday items she didn’t love, decorative objects she no longer cared for, anything high-maintenance or burdensome. Then we tagged items to go to her kids, be resold, or donated to charity.
The perfect home setup for every stage of life.