On the occasion of Tenoverten‘s first L.A. nail salon—opening in Culver City in September—fashion designer Jenni Kayne chatted with Tenoverten co-founder Nadine Abramcyk for her lifestyle blog, Rip & Tan. The post includes lots of photos, by Sarah Elliott, of the Tribeca apartment Nadine shares with her husband, restaurateur Matt Abramcyk (Tiny’s & the Bar Upstairs, Smith & Mills, and the forthcoming restaurant where Ivy’s Bistro used to be), and their kids.
Most of the post is about Tenoverten and natural beauty, but there are two notable parts about the loft: The first is about the wood-paneled walls in the master bedroom, which might ring a bell with anyone who lived downtown in the 90s. “The wood was torn out of the Merc Bar which was a bar in Soho that my husband and I used to frequent when we first met while we were in college at NYU,” explains Nadine. “When the bar closed a couple of years ago my husband bought the wood and had it installed lining our bedroom walls from floor to ceiling as a surprise to me. I am someone who wants some shade of white walls everywhere in my life, so maybe he was scared I would say no, but it has turned out to be the most beautiful wall treatment. Our bedroom is dark and as perfectly sleep inducing as it should be!”
The partying continues to this day, but in a different way. “We often have dance parties in my home with my kids which has become part of the nightly routine, barring any outside conflicts or meltdowns. Movement and music are everything and these dance sessions lead to loads of laughter which is rejuvenating for the soul.”
Click on the photos to enlarge or watch as a slideshow; there are more on Rip & Tan.
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