Jenna Lyons Brooklyn Brownstone After

Jenna Lyons brooklyn living room with rifeplace and masculine leather sofas after via belle vivir blog
I'm sure everybody who reads Interior Design blogs have seen Jenna Lyon's Brooklyn Brownstone.  Jenna is J Crew’s Creative Director and her Brooklyn Heights apartment is probably the most blogged about ever.  It graced the cover of Domino Magazine more than once and the yellow sofa over the Moroccan rug and the black bedroom were one of the few unique design elements in Jenna's home that kept many yearning for more.  The apartment was put up for sale soon after Jenna's divorce leading to a bidding war probably due to the Brownstone popularity.  The couple winning the bid was Tracy Martin and Vince Clarke, both in the music industry.  The new owners seeked help from Interior Design firm Roman and Williams to create a home that reflects their own lifestyle and aesthetics.  The result is a maximalist brownstone that seems to be there for a long time. 

Jenna Lyons brooklyn living room with yellow sofa before via belle vivir blog
In the top image is Jenna Lyons living room.  Below is how it is today after Tracy Martin and Vince Clarke put their touches.

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Above, Jenna Lyons dining room is spare and more modern while the new decor below is more maximilist.  Notice that the crown moldings were darkened making them more noticeable.

Jenna Lyons brooklyn dining room via belle vivir blog

Jenna Lyons brooklyn nursery via belle vivir blog
Jenna Lyons brooklyn bedroom before via belle vivir blog
Jenna's bedroom had black walls.  The current walls now are still dark but in a lighter plum color. 
Jenna Lyons brooklyn home after via belle vivir blog
Jenna Lyons brooklyn home via belle vivir blog
Jenna Lyons brooklyn home bathroom with freestanding black tub via belle vivir blog
In the bathroom the bare concrete back wall was kept intact but the floor seems to have gotten a make-over and painted darker. 
Jenna Lyons brooklyn home via belle vivir blog
Jenna Lyons brooklyn home kitchen before via belle vivir blog
In the kitchen glass door cabinets were installed.
Jenna Lyons brooklyn home kitchen after via belle vivir blog
Below, more images of the new decorated Brownstone.
Jenna Lyons brooklyn bathroom with chinoiserie yellow wallpaper via belle vivir blog
Jenna Lyons brooklyn home via belle vivir blog
All photos via The New York Times.

4 comments

Classiq said...

I do like the after look more. It doesn't happen too often to choose a maximalist style over a minimalist one, but it was done right and it looks so elegant.

Karena Albert said...

When you have a home with great bones you can go never go wrong!

Rowan and Williams have done a great job in assisting the new owner put their unique mark on this special property!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

sharon smith said...

DYING!!! Rich, sexy, stylish! What a difference. Not that the before was bad by any means, just more soulful with the changes. Spectacular!
Sharon

Anonymous said...

Just a couple of comments - they have used a different bedroom as the master and Jenna Lyon's masterbed is now the sitting room.
Also, in the ensuite off the new sitting room, the chevron wood floor in the bathroom was replaced with a honed slate chevron tile by Jenna Lyons before the house was sold.

Some beautiful pieces. Overall, not my taste though:( Sad to see the change. Hoping her new place makes into some publication down the road.

Thanks for posting!

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