Nina Petronzio

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Nina Petronzio
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Born Nina Mareé Petronzio
(1979-10-15) 15 October 1979 (age 38)
Victoria County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Residence Los Angeles
Nationality American
Occupation Interior designer
furniture designer
Years active 1990-present
Known for Transitional Style Designs, Owner, Head Interior and Furniture Designer for Plush Home
Spouse(s) Steven Ho
Children 2 Sons
Website Interior Design site

Nina Petronzio (born 15 October 1979) is a Canadian American interior and furniture designer, and actress. An ASID Industry member, she is best known for her high-end, Transitional style interior designs and Plush Home furniture line.[1][2]


Nina was born in Victoria County, Nova Scotia to New York artists who were inspired to open an art foundry after her father, bronze sculptor Robertino Petronzio returned from his studies at the prestigious Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze in Florence, Italy.

At age eleven Nina was cast to play the female lead "Jo", in the film "Vincent & Me". Tcheky Karyo played the role of Vincent van Gogh. The film was shot in the Netherlands, France and Montreal, and her performance won her a nomination for a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (1991).[3] The film’s small screen release in the States by Disney was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Special.[4]

Nina's travels for the European release and film festival circuit of "Vincent & Me" introduced her to a sensibility of fashion, architecture and style that she had not yet been exposed to in the woods of Nova Scotia. Visiting her ancestral Italy, where her father learned sculpture, is what initially piqued Nina’s interest in interior design, home building and furniture.[5][6]

Design career[edit]

Nina Petronzio's flagship showroom (Plush Home) is located in the heart of the Melrose Place fashion district on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, California

Nina founded her Melrose Avenue interior design firm and furniture line, Plush Home in West Hollywood, California, with her husband Steven Ho in 2003.[7] Known for her celebrity and discerning clientele, Nina is well known for her high-end, transitional style interior and furniture designs, fabric selections, and custom home plans. She has designed private projects for Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Neve Campbell, James Franco. Her work has been praised and featured in publications ranging from Elle Decor to The Franklin Report.[8][9]

Production Designers have specified Nina's furniture line in their film and television projects, including Spider-Man 2, Mission: Impossible 2, Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009), Nip/Tuck, The Island and Heroes.

Personal life[edit]

Nina is married to martial artist Steven Ho.[10]


Petronzio has acted on several occasions, including her acclaimed performance in Vincent and Me.

Year Film Role Notes
1990 Vincent and Me Josephine (Jo)
1993 Maniac Mansion Myra TV series (1 episode)
1997 Scream 2 Mopey Girl
1998 Beyond Paradise Suzy
2000 Big Wind on Campus Lily
2002 Buying the Cow Cynthia Direct-to-video


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