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Friday, August 21, 2009

Jenna Lyons' townhouse - new photos

The Brooklyn townhouse of J.Crew's Creative Director Jenna Lyons is featured in yet another shelter magazine, the September issue of LivingEtc.

These photos look to be updated with Lyons' son's crib reconfigured into a toddler bed. The slide show features previously unseen areas of the home including the entry hall and the garden. The signature ink-y walls remain.



Dumplings, what do you think? Are black walls about to jump the design shark?

16 comments:

karly / design-crisis.com said...

hopefully black walls will be ok for a little while longer, i really don't feel like painting over mine.

Her son's room is still one of my favorite nurseries EVER

nkp said...

I hope not and if they did, I wouldn't care because they are sooo beautiful. This home is one of my absolute favorites in all of blogland. Thanks for sharing these!

lucitebox said...

My, my, she is a horny lady, isn't she? Geez. Give those antlers a rest lady.

I like black walls. A lot.

You know, I have a lot of courage when it comes to painting walls, but black is one color I'm still very fearful of using. I feel it would only emphasize the crappy walls and messed-up mouldings in my apartment. I'm pretty sure they just used cake batter to patch and repair any issues on the trim.

Basically, my apartment building is just a big column of dust that's held up by thirty years worth of layers of paint and spackle. Nonetheless, the dirt cheap rent keeps me rooted in my little dust column of a hovel.

fromtherightbank.com said...

I love them so much but I'm afraid they just might. I think I need to go get this issue because I'm with nkp, her house is one of my favorite houses ever.

pillow mint said...

I love them!
However, it seems like she painted her whole house deep and dark. A little too much of a good thing.

Alison said...

They better not because I'm obsessed these days!

But it's one of those in real life vs. what's in magazines. I don't know a single person irl who has black walls, so it still seems novel to me.

abchao said...

Oh please please no, I'm about to paint my bedroom that Abigail Ahern color. But I guess if black jumps the shark I'll be safe, since I can say it's technically gray.

ajt said...

Hm, I don't know, but I hope not. There are a ton of black walls in the shelter porn these days, but they are really beautiful.
Now, chalkboard paint... I wish that would jump the shark.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Hmmm....I really dig them so hope it stay a tad longer.

susieq said...

I love the black walls. About 6 month ago, did all these guys get a memo that we missed? They’re popping up all at once in print. A commenter on eye spy suggested deepest navy as an alternative -- just in case it's about to jump. Love the stripped ceiling too.

hello gorgeous said...

Habitually Chic did a great post on this yesterday comparing the new photos with the old ones from the Domino shoot. You know how I just LURVE this house. And, yes, painted two of my bathrooms in chalkboard paint. It's great because it's not just black.

However, I do think dark, dark navy or blue will overtake. The new House Beautiful has both, so probably stark white will become popular again.

Now for the upsetting news: I can't find the September issue of Living, Etc. anywhere!! And I must own it!!

Raina said...

AJT - Hello and welcome!

Hello Gorgeous - I looked for it at B&N last night, too. I think it may take a week or two to air freight over from the UK.

Eden Rose said...

I Love the black walls, although i am a white wall person myself. i dream about painting my walls black but i'm too afraid i will hate it and will never get rid of the black.
That house is seriously drool worthy, i seriously salivated all over my local coffee shop when i bought that mag.

Sol Kawage said...

I'm so envious of that garden.

Jill said...

I grew up with black walls in our living room and white patent leather sofas...my mother was quite the design diva in the
70's. I love them. I'm sure they'll get played out...but I don't think I'll tire of them.

Raina said...

Jill - Your childhood home sounds AMAZING! Have you ever posted photos of it on your blog?