As someone who rarely posts anymore, I'm sure regurgitating content from another site is about as uninspiring as it comes. However, if by any chance you haven't seen Jenna Lyon's new apartment, it would bring me unending joy to share that with you.
Caveat: I know that "ohmygosh loving Jenna Lyon's townhouse" is about as basic as it gets. The Times points out as much in the first few lines of the article. However, when it hit the Internet back in the day it was the be-all, end-all of design zeitgeist, and not without cause. It was a beautiful mix of old and new, and felt like something we hadn't seen before.
And then, of course, we saw it everywhere. I still see spaces on my Instagram today that make me stop and wonder if people realize what they have copied.
All that is to say that this new apartment is not her townhouse. However, it does have some nods to the former design. First, let's just take in the beauty of the new space.
I'll refrain from recapping all of the details from the article, because believe it or not a New York Times journalist can do a much better job. You can see them for yourself here.
And of course...the closet.
Now, let's do a little side by side comparison of the old and new spaces, shall we?
The townhouse living room:
The apartment living room:
You see Lyon's impeccable ability to mix styles in both. The biggest change for me is the color palettes. The townhouse was cooler with a pop of yellow to brighten things up, while the apartment living room has a much warmer feel. The blush and green tones remind me of the design of The Wing.
Shall we digress to that for a moment?
As much as grays and blues have dominated the last decade of design, people are gravitating towards warmer spaces. I still can't get a lot of clients to go totally "brown wood" with me, but it's a step in the right direction. And by right, I mean the direction I want to go.
Back to Jenna!
There's also a bit more going on in the new apartment. Like many of us, I'm sure she has collected over the years, and educated her eye to include different periods and styles in her work.
She also knows the power of paint. Both spaces used dark hues to create a cozy, enveloping feel that is particularly welcoming on freezing cold days like today.
Much more paired down than her current space.
If you're like me, and didn't feel like there were nearly enough photos in this article, you can watch the video tour over and over until you get your fill.
They also went for warmer tones. See how pretty the brown is here people? Those chairs are everything!
I hope you've enjoyed todays tour down the Internet rabbit hole. That's all folks!