Monday, August 31, 2009

brooklyn brownstone bliss

a few months prior to its final curtain, domino featured a house tour of jenna lyons' brooklyn brownstone in their november 2008 edition. i remember coming across it very vividly. i was walking down seventh avenue last fall when i spotted jenna sitting pretty on the cover of that very glossy edition. i had to have it at that moment and immediately chose not to wait for my very own copy to arrive in the mail. on my stroll home, i flipped through the pages and sighed and hearted and marveled over the lyons' home sweet home. you gotta figure the girl behind j.crew's consummate creativity would have one sweet abode. then again today, i spotted her casa at Livingetc too.

the vibe i get from their home is lived in but low maintenance. i adore the contrast of natural home-i-ness and subtle touches of glamour. my favorite piece of advice offered up by mrs. lyons - never let your home be 'finished' but rather, constantly evolving. i love that.

picturesque park slope

mr. and mrs. lyons ready and waiting to greet you at the door.

look what those yellow chairs do for the living room. instant POP.

great shot of living room into dining room...i would really like to be invited over.

mix and match that really works

that's future dining room shall have a fireplace and a child's vintage car too

oh hey jenna. nice to see you're waiting for me in the kitchen. charcoal cabinetry, white counter tops, chrome color combo heaven
the kitchen and sunshine pour into their delicious sunroom.
all this room is missing is me.

bed and bath brilliance - blackboard paint, white linens, tapestry area rugs, espresso wood floors, and a cozy fireplace.
can you imagine having this closet? more importantly, can you imagine having everything in this closet?

and lil beckett's room...the ceiling is so whimsical and charming. easily my favorite room in the house because the lyons abandoned traditional bubblegum pink and baby boy blue. who would've thought?
and a backyard in new york city?? lucky ducks

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  1. why hello dream house! I would be happy with the closet alone. xo!

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