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Jenna Lyon's NYC Bedroom Is a Study in Contrasts

As told to The Expert Team
a bedroom with a chandelier hanging from the ceiling

Photo courtesy of Jenna Lyons.

Jenna Lyons knows a thing or two about creating a vibe, so it’s no surprise that her Manhattan bedroom is a textured, cozy respite from the big city. We caught up with the designer and style icon to learn how she approached her space.

a bedroom with a bed and a picture on the wall

Photo courtesy of Jenna Lyons.

Why do you think this space works so well?

This room is one of my favorites in the apartment. I love a mixture of textures: things pushing and pulling. This room has a bit of shine, a bit of fluff, graphic elements and paired with more organic elements. The room is moody in the evening and presents a warm glow in the morning. I love opposites.

What piece do you think anchors this space?

The wood paneling really sets the tone for this room. It makes everything feel special, and the brass side tables nested in the wall feel more dramatic sprouting from the wood.

What inspired your design of this room?

I’m obsessed with Swiss chalets, especially the heavily wood paneled details. I wanted to keep going and panel everything! The crazy beautiful marble in the bathroom was the complete opposite to the warm natural wood–its bold and dramatic–while the wood paneling gives the room a softness and a sense of calm. I wanted to have my own private Idaho away from the city streets.

Get The Look

a table lamp with a beige shade on it
Roll & Hill Mushroom LampDesigned by Jenna LyonsINQUIRE
a gold and black table with a black top
Lacquered Wood and Brass by Luciano Frigerio, Set of 2Editor PickSHOP NOW
a bed with a green headboard and pillows
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a picture of a large auditorium with red seats
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an antique rug with various colors and patterns
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a brown pillow on a black background
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a square light fixture with a white light on it
Charlotte Perriand Sconce INQUIRE
a small wooden table with a metal top
Roll & Hill Brass Side TableDesigned by Jenna LyonsINQUIRE
a black leather chair with a metal frame
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a black and white object with a light on top of it
Sconce by Bruno Gatta for Stilnovo, 1950sSHOP NOW


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