|Born||Nina Mareé Petronzio
October 15, 1979
Victoria County, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Known for||Transitional Style Designs, Owner, Head Interior and Furniture Designer for Plush Home|
|Website||Interior Design site|
Nina Petronzio (born October 15, 1979) is an 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.
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). The film’s small screen release in the States by Disney was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Special.
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.
Nina founded her Melrose Avenue interior design firm and furniture line, Plush Home in West Hollywood, California, with her husband Steven Ho in 2003. 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.
Production Designers have specified Nina's furniture line in their film and television projects, including Spider-Man 2, Mission: Impossible II, Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009), Nip/Tuck, The Island (2005 film) and Heroes (TV series).
Petronzio has acted on several occasions, including her acclaimed performance in Vincent and Me.
|1990||Vincent and Me||Josephine (Jo)|
|1993||Maniac Mansion||Myra||TV series (1 episode)|
|1997||Scream 2||Mopey Girl|
|2000||Big Wind on Campus||Lily|
|2002||Buying the Cow||Cynthia||Direct-to-video|
- ASID LA Summer 2008 Newsletter
- Inspired High End Design by Shane Reilly, Schiffer Books
- New York Times, Movies
- The Franklin Report
- Official Bio
- [LA Times, Homeworkds, 19 May 2004]http://articles.latimes.com/2004/may/13/home/hm-homeworks13
- From House To Home Magazine, "Hollywood Regency" June 2008
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