One peek inside the home of enigmatic style icon, Jenna Lyons and it’s immediately clear: she doesn’t play by the rules. In the same way her wardrobe choices often break with convention, Lyons’ unexpected fusion of pattern, scale, color, and texture in design shouldn’t work, but it does and in the most triumphant way. Visually, your eye doesn’t know where to land—every piece competes for your attention—and that, Lyons tells Athena in her book, Live Beautiful, was intentional. “I love a sense of history in something. I love a patina, I love seeing someone else’s touch, or seeing a stain, or seeing a nick or a chip. Materials get soft and they get round and they change color,” she explains.
There is so much to swoon over in the SoHo floor-through loft from the French architecture, to the oversized crown moldings and the unfinished herringbone floors, but its the recurring green and pink palette that makes this home read fresh and cool. Only Lyons could pair a pale malachite cube with a pink velvet sofa. It’s modern Bohemia at its finest.
This week, we continue the celebration of Live Beautiful’s one year anniversary with exclusive, unpublished pages. Read on for a special rapid fire interview and curated collage designed by Lyons for the book and indulge in her revelatory and eccentric style.