Today I’m back with another edition Favourite Spaces to take you into the weekend. The point of this column isn’t to highlight new interiors that I find on my daily travels through the interwebz, but rather to share my all-time favourites: those homes and businesses that I saw somewhere months, even years ago, and haunt me to this day.
So what better candidate than a home which has haunted many an interior-loving gal since it first appeared on our collective radar, thanks to the November 2008 issue of Domino magazine, all those years ago? I’m talking, of course, of Jenna Lyons’ former home, the 1880 Brooklyn townhouse the J. Crew Creative Director shared with her now ex-husband, Vincent Mazeau. Sure, the place has been shared pretty well to death online, but somehow, I never get tired of looking at it…
Let’s just run through the reasons this home continues to tug on our heartstrings, shall we?
- First appeared in Domino (RIP). Enough said.
- Jenna Lyons is incredibly cool in all of the ways.
- The perfect mixture of formal style and casual vibe.
- A tightly-controlled colour palette with (crucially) a liberal use of black. Why don’t more people do this?!
- The kitchen. Industrial-luxe at its finest.
- For that matter, the bathroom. A claw-foot tub, brass fixtures and beautiful herringbone floor add up to an elegant, vaguely Parisian space in NYC.
- An entire room dedicated to clothing and accessories. Pretty much my goal in life.
- Ok, ok: everything.
PS. Habitually Chic did a great post in 2009 on this home, contrasting the original Domino feature with the September 2009 Living etc one. The photos are a little small, but it brilliantly delves into the differences in styling made by the two magazines, and points out little things you might not notice on your own, such as when a photo has been flipped for editorial reasons. For the Jenna
nerds fans among us!