Not Your Basic Black


As soon as I saw Jenna Lyons on the cover of Domino I was all kinds of green with envy. Having seen her former place in Harper’s Bazaar’s Nov. 2007 “A Fashionable Life” issue (which I must have recycled and am kicking myself for it- anyone still have it?) I’ve been painfully aware of just how awesome she is.
Working her way up from an assistant buyer role, she now holds J.Crew’s Creative Director spot (hello- dream job) and lives in this fantastic renovated brownstone in NYC. While a bit surprising, her use of black in a bevy of spaces looks super chic yet makes a bold statement. I mean, if I told my husband I wanted to paint a nursery black, he’d probably commit me- but look how great it works for her here.
I love how you can totally see Jenna’s style woven through not only the clothes in the recent catalog, but also in her home…mixing rumpled and old with shiny and new and using lots of yellow, grey, black and white.
A class act, through and through.

The yellow sofa is just so bold and fabulous in a mostly black and white setting!

This pic above left reminds me of why all I want for X-mas is a tulip table with white carrera top!

The bedroom above I prefer with the bold border sheets shown on the cover, but LOVE how the black waals highlight the old fireplace mantel!

Above is Jenna’s “clothing room”- yep, not a closet, a ROOM. I know, I hate her too.

The yellow feather shoes are a MUST MUST MUST for me.

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