For sophisticated seasonal decor, Ani Semerjian says a little glitz goes a long way.
A dining room designed by Ani Semerjian features one of her design favorites: a chandelier. “It’s like jewelry for your home and looks wonderful in any space.”
For interior designer Ani Semerjian, the traditional Main Line style—from scalloped curtains and antique furniture to floral fabric and mellow palettes—simply did not jibe with the modern aesthetic she brought from her home city of San Francisco. After earning her Master’s degree in interior design from Drexel University in 2005, she softened her style heritage to suburban Philly’s influence and founded Semerjian Interiors with her husband, Mark.
An HGTV fixture and home guru for NBC 10, Semerjian says her technique has evolved organically into what is now known as transitional design. This balance between conventional and contemporary offers a multitude of accessories and embellishments for the home this winter.
“I like to incorporate some green because it brings the winter element inside,” says Semerjian, “and purple is making a big comeback this year.” Sprucing up a space with crystal accents adds a dimension of glitz that is paramount to elegant winter styling, she says. As for au courant holiday decorating that doesn’t border on tacky, “Keep it simple,” Semerjian says. “It always looks clean when you stick to a single theme, incorporating two colors at most.”