An Illustrator’s Spacious Ohio Home

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Growing up in Uzbekistan, Dinara Mirtalipova saw firsthand how cultures and styles blend beautifully. During World War 2, Uzbekistan became a refuge for people of all nationalities, including her grandmother, a Russian girl who stayed in the republic after she met Dinara’s grandfather, an Uzbek man. Dinara’s upbringing was a balance of east and west, Muslim and Christian influence. She was fascinated with the cultures from around the world her father would tell her about. Now, living in Ohio years later, Dinara blends her experience and upbringing into her stunning illustrations and into her home in Sagamore Hills.

Dinara, a freelance illustrator and artist, Sherzod, a computer engineer, and their 4-year-old daughter, Sabrina, moved into their home three years ago. “We fell in love with the height of the ceilings and outdoor area that is just perfect for summer tea parties. The house is in great shape, however, a few renovations wouldn’t hurt. But we are on a budget and getting things done slowly and by ourselves,” Dinara says. “It has been three years, but I feel like we are still in the process. Major renovations require big money, but I’m enjoying the process of turning something old into something new.” Dinara’s love of creating something new out of two styles is reflected in both the changes the family has made to their home and the decor within it.

Dinara and Sherzod’s home is a spacious, 3,000-square-foot house with large rooms, high ceilings and gorgeous light. The home was built in 1990 and has a grand, traditional sense to the architecture and features. The Mirtalipovas allowed the architecture to guide their furniture layout and design, but they incorporated subtle, modern and playful elements throughout their space. The combination of aesthetics is capped off with Dinara’s lovely illustrated prints and textiles. –Lauren

Photography by Dinara Mirtalipova

  1. Diane says:

    Beautiful home and beautiful family! Love the family history and the artwork shown.

    The kitchen rug is particularly interesting…would you share the source?

    Thanks for the tour!!

  2. Renee says:

    Love the picture and rug in Sabrina’s room. Would you please share the source? Did you do the picture?

    Also, I enjoyed your website!

  3. Karen Seitz says:

    I love Dinara’s illustrations and have been collecting fabrics with her designs. I enjoyed seeing this peek at her home. Nice to know that she is currently a fellow Ohioan!

  4. Rebecca says:

    That cat!! <3

  5. Christina says:

    I missed seeing the note about why they love their home! That is one aspect of your home tours that make them so much more personal.


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