Minted Founder Mariam Naficy's Napa Valley Home Is an Art Lover's Dream
Mariam Naficy's life quite literally revolves around art. Born to globe-trotting parents, the San Francisco–based entrepreneur spent her youth in souks, bazaars, and a variety of markets throughout Africa and the Middle East, where she unintentionally developed her unique eye for art and design.
As an adult, she found a way to monetize her love of art by launching Minted in 2008. What started as an online stationery store 10 years ago has since ballooned into a nine-figure revenue marketplace for artists and designers, selling everything from holiday cards and home décor to fine art and commissioned original paintings. So it comes as no surprise that Naficy's Napa Valley home is essentially an art museum. The Scandinavian-inspired space is bursting with unique pieces collected from all over the world, including abstract prints, figurative photography, and a variety of antique sculptures.
"A lot of the things in my house are collected from Tanzania, Morocco, and Sweden,” Naficy told Domino for its winter issue. “I love going to the Paris flea markets, and I recently found a great store in Tanzania filled with antique African sculptures.”
With the help of designer Maca Huneeus, Naficy and her husband Michael Mader transformed the suburban ranch into a minimalistic vessel for her vibrant art collection. Sticking to a 1970s-inspired color palette of ochre, rust, and wine, the home serves as a showroom for her hand-thrown ceramics, impressive record collection, and one-of-a-kind artwork sourced from Minted.
The resulting space is just as inspiring as you'd imagine; step inside Naficy's eclectic space below, and head over to Domino for the full tour.