We have some major talent on set for our latest house tour: Jenna Lyons, the creative genius, fashion maestra, and founder of beauty brand LoveSeen (not to mention star of the buzzed-about upcoming season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York). As she puts it best, fashion and home go hand in hand, so it’s no wonder that her expansive loft in SoHo, New York, is as breathtaking and impressive as her résumé.
When Lyons first acquired the space nearly nine years ago, it was a true artist’s loft—empty and worn with off-kilter floors and tattered ceilings. She enlisted the help of interior architect Gray Davis of Meyer Davis to take on a multi-year renovation that included reworking and reimagining every square inch of the space to create the perfect home for her and son Beckett (plus their furry friend Popeye).
Highlights from the gut-reno include swathing the airy and light-filled bathroom in a heavily veined black-and-white marble, replacing all of the fixtures with unlacquered brass ones, and creating a custom kitchen that overlooks an oversized living room complete with a custom pink wrap-around sectional sofa. The results make for a well-collected and effortlessly chic space.
With a nearly three-decade long stint at J. Crew, Lyons’s wardrobe is her calling card, so when it came to designing her dream closet, visibility and accessibility were a must. With room for a vast collection of shoes and open-concept hanging racks, her well-tailored outfits are available at a glance.
Another key component to Lyons’s decorating aesthetic is her endless collection of memorabilia. From a copy of the Time 100 issue in which she appeared alongside Jay-Z to the collaged walls of her smartly disguised water closet, her personal pieces make for a storied, ultra-personal home.