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Copycat // Jenna Lyons

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Jenna Lyons, J. Crew president and creative director, and all around well-dressed woman, sold her Park Slope, Brooklyn town-home in 2012. She moved back into Manhattan, into the downtown, abandoned-factory rich area of Tribeca. Prior to selling, we voyeuristically got a peek inside the trendsetter’s digs, thanks to Sotheby’s. In a wondrous tight-rope act, the space is modern yet antique, glamourous yet minimal.

Step inside, and learn to recreate this renovated 1880’s Brownstone.

J. Crew Meets a Park Slope Brownstone

Jenna Lyons Brownstone Items

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Where woodsy, lumberjack and animal-fur viking decor meet elegant, ballroom chandeliers and gilded mirrors.

J. Crew Meets a Park Slope Brownstone

J. Crew Meets a Park Slope Brownstone

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Where polka-dots dance upon high contrast black and white accents, wire rimmed chairs, wood pallets and glossy floors. 

J. Crew Meets a Park Slope Brownstone

J. Crew Meets a Park Slope Brownstone

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This closet has a limestone mantle. Yes, I am jealous of the myriad shoes, but a fireplace in a closet puts me over the edge! 

David Weeks Studio

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David Weeks Studio / The Walkup

David Weeks is an American designer known for lighting, furniture, and household products. He has created capsule collections for Areaware, Kikkerland and Ralph Pucci International. His unique, geometric, modular and cone shaped chandeliers can be found in such famous places as Kate Spade boutiques, Barney’s New York, The Juilliard School, Saks Fifth Avenue, The MGM Grand Las Vegas  and in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Weeks is the recipient of several design awards, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and a proud Brooklynite.

You have probably passed a David Weeks lighting fixture, desk lamp or lounge chair over a dozen times without even realizing it. His designs are unobtrusive and functional yet, upon further glance extremely delicate and whimsical.

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

A custom David Weeks Torroja chandelier with black Bottle shades hangs in the dining area of a Boerum Hill, Brooklyn townhouse. Featured in Dwell magazine, February 2013 via David Weeks Studio Blog.

Loft Space

High ceilings and an open concept loft space on Fifth Avenue allow this office space with a large marble-top table modern, yet inviting. The chairs are by Paul McCobb and the hanging chandelier is by David Weeks, available at Ralph Pucci). The rug was made in Turkey from Angora-goat hair and seems ready for toes to sink into. Courtesy of Madeline Weinrib via New York Magazine.

West Village Townhouse, Renovation

In Julianne Moore’s remodeled, West Village brownstone, a floor lamp by Brooklyn designer David Weeks illuminates a corner of the wood-centric dining area via Remodelista. The wood-beamed ceiling and high archways only add to this rustic, city meets country vibe.

High Ceilings

In the dining and living areas of a duplex loft, chandeliers by Lindsey Adelman and David Weeks accent the art collection, which includes pieces by Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, and Andy Warhol. Images of the airy Manhattan loft, with enviable views, via Interior Design.

Suite NY Dining Room

Hans Wegner’s CH20 Chair is line the table in the formal dining room of an upper east side apartment.  A David Weeks light draws the eye in several diagonals and lights the space in a clever fashion. Interiors by Tori Golub Interior Design. Photography by Aaron Fedor via Suite NY.

High Ceilings

Raw wood, bare, black metal lines are accentuated by a deep purple couch, and mobile-esque presentation of the Weeks chandelier. Image found at Daily Dream Decor via Aubrey Road.

Aspen House

Soft cream details, dark and glossy wood floors, an animal skin rug, a David Weeks fixture and bare timber ceiling beams combine to make this the perfect Aspen Mountain Retreat by Emily Summers Design Associates.

Elaine McHale, Home & Interiors

A very spartan home uses a David Weeks lighting design for its visual interest found via home & interiors.

Lost City Arts Chaise Lounge, Francesca Connolly's Brooklyn BrownstoneCo-founder of Remodelista, Francesca Connolly’s, Brooklyn Heights brownstone. The owner explains “I have this chaise in my bedroom covered in pale blue velvet. It’s a reproduction that Lost City Arts makes. Perfectly proportioned; lean and sleek, and surprisingly comfortable. A great spot for kids that have wondered in in the middle of the night.” See more of Francesca’s sophisticated home, featured in a past issue of Elle Decor.

Provide Home

Bedside table by Christian Woo, art work by Joshua Van Dyke, lamp by David Weeks Studio (looking strangely like an alien lifeform) via Provide Home‘s Flickr.

David Weeks Studio / The Walkup

I am undecided whether the chandelier or the view is the best part. Both are pretty spectacular.

David Weeks Studio / The WalkupA happy, mod and sixties vibe: oranges, yellows, creams and high gloss accents make this oblong living space. Do you pick up the candy or the coffee-table book first?

Boi Sconce

A David Weeks Studio Boi Sconce graces a room by Magdalena Keck Interior Design, NY. Photographed by Jeff Cate.

Weak at the knees for Weeks! 

Double, Double Toile and Trouble

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In French, the word toile (phonetically “twall”) refers to a simple woven fabric, in fact the word in French means “linen cloth” or “canvas”.  However, in interior design and haute couture, the term toile is mostly used in reference to  “toile de Jouy” – a cloth from Jouy-en-Josas France which originated in the 18th century.  This type of decorating pattern usually consist of a white background, on which a repeated pattern depicting complex scenes, can be found. The scenes are of pastoral farm life, picnics, high society, and any number of classic architecture motifs. The pattern consists of a single color, most often black, dark red, or blue. The fabric was extremely popular in France and Great Britain during the 18th century, and late in America during the Colonial Era.

It’s time for the resurgence of this trend!

James Merrell / The Walkup

Colefax and Fowler does a modern take on toile wallpaper. Bright printed pillows, and a graphic (zigzagged!) patterned throw bring this bedroom into the 21st century. A turquoise, gilded headboard doesn’t hurt either. Photograph by James Merrell via Design Gumbo.

The Walkup

London Toile Brights by Timorous Beasties offers a neon take on English cityscapes. 

Modern Toile Wallpaper

Somehow this match-matchy room, wherein the stuffed animals match the pillows which match the wall, comes off looking extremely cute, french and modern. Image via Le Petit Chou Chou

Balleroy by Manuel Canovas

Pink Toile on Toile via Manuel Canovas, Paris.

Surrender the Pink / The Walkup

A toile, Japanese print screen acts as a headboard. The bed’s dust ruffle and chair bring the nautical, fresh and revitalized Colonial bedroom to the present. Image via Surrender the Pink.

The Walkup

A grown-up office space. I imagine myself closing envelopes with wax seals in this sohpisticated nook. The geode bookends match the Toile pattern perfectly. 

The Walkup / House to Home

Like an aristocrat from days gone by, feel free to cover every surface with bucolic, toile scenes. Add some edge to the space by playing on the contrast of farm-scenes with more modern, colour-blocked upholstery. Midcentury Modern and geometric design elements finish off the eclectic space. Image via House to Home.

The Walkup

In the guest room of his Manhattan townhouse, Architectural Digest decorator Geoffrey Bradfield experimented with a black-and-white toile depicting the city skyline to create a modern take on a traditional design concept. The upholstered headboard was inspired by one in a Dubai hotel. Image via Architectural Digest, September 2005. Photography by Durston Saylor. 

The Walkup

Toile drapes, pops of red, long mirrors and classic bathroom floor tiling allow this bathroom to be a space which I would not mine relaxing in for hours. I particularly love the industrial pipes-meets-marble His and Hers sink station. 

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