April 11, 2014

Jenna Lyons’ House: Redux

There was a great article in the NY Times about the new owners of the infamous Jenna Lyons house in Brooklyn, which has been the subject of much adoration and blogging. The new family who own it are in themselves a bit quirky. She is the owner of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, and he was formerly with the band Depeche Mode. image

The house is filled with light and has lovely high ceilings.image

Pieces were sourced from architectural salvagers and traditional retail shops. image

Many of the pieces have that “cabinet of curiosities” feeling, which is only natural given the house’s occupants.image

The powder-room walls are hand-embroidered silk from Fromental in England.image

The upstairs sitting room has hand-painted silk wallpaper from Fromental, and an Aubusson rug.image

And there’s a bathroom just off the sitting room. Gorgeous, but I am not sure how much I’d like that!image

The preserved butterflies are by the Morbid Anatomy Museum’s taxidermist-in-residence.image

Of course, there are some Day of the Dead mementos scattered about!image

Fascinating house! Read more here.


  1. This is lovely. The upholstered walls are stunning. It's nice to see new life in that house (I much prefer it to JL's decor).

  2. glad to see they took the house & ran with it. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  3. I love it. Much better than the Jenna Lyons version. And I see that the bath has lost its black.
    xoxo Mary

  4. I am loving it Meg, The Fromental is always a glorious touch. The bedroom is wonderful!

    The Arts by Karena

  5. One would be surprised of the occupants' interests as it's a very grown up and stunning home. The few "morbid" curiosities don't seem to be front and center as there's so much to take in. Gorgeous indeed!

  6. When can I move in? Right up my street.

  7. Love everything about this house -- not one single thing that I don't like.

  8. This house is so good, I love most of it, however I would do away with the Day of the Dead pillows - I never was into that motif. The kitchen is especially well done.

  9. I am drooling over those silk wallpapers!!

  10. With the exception of the powder room, I love it all. I just have a problem with the pee-poo combination of colors in a bathroom. I don't remember what the former kitchen looked like; I'll have to go back and find it. I love this version.


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