The Exquisite Home of Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne featured in Architectural Digest

Jenni Kayne Living Room ARCH DIGEST1

The beautifully spare & modern landscape Design of Jenni Kayne’s home was conceived of by Architect Pamela Burton.

The home of brilliant (youthful and gracious) Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne is a SUMPTUOUS and STUNNING melding of both crisp (high/conceptual) and soft (livable/tactile) modern Design.  Featured in the essential Architectural Digest, the home of Kayne is without any exaggeration  a complete and spectacular SHOWSTOPPER!  The home is a magnificent expression of the softer side of modernism that showcases the best attributes of Design and functionality with its fresh/crisp white walls, usage of stone and reclaimed wood, modern Art, new and vintage furnishings, melding of indoor and outdoor sensibilities and the generous swath of wood incorporated into the actual architecture of the ultra modern interior that “softens” and humanizes the stunning house, making it a “home”.

Located in the tony neighbourhood of Beverly Hills, Kanye and her husband Richard, purchased the expansive home and completely transformed it into the spectacular finished product as seen in Architectural Digest with the help of Silvia Kuhle and Jeffrey Allsbrook of Standard, the architectural firm that had conceived Kayne’s first retail store.  I ADORE where Jeffrey Allsbrook states in the Architectural Digest feature that he is “… a stickler for uniting disparate materials in a convincing way that doesn’t feel strained or overwrought.”   I love this bold, creative and inventive approach, and the results are simply breathtaking in both their beauty as well as  their organic simplicity (like an old European home that has been in a family for generations).

For more of this spectacular Design, peruse and savour the feature in Architectural Digest … for myself I love this home because it feels (and is) real, the rooms have depth, life and feel both inspiring as well as nurturing.  Truly a spectacular end result.  Jenni talks about the process on her own blog HERE.

 The living room fireplace surround is created by using board-formed concrete and anchors the massive space making it feel more human.  Reclaimed oak beams frame the glass walls and salvaged-pine antique planks lines the ceiling… adding warmth and visual depth.

 The Gaggenau hood in the kitchen (above) creates a stunning and sculptural focal point in the kitchen.  The expansive space feels warm and embracing, despite the sharp, modern lines because of the brilliant mixture of materials and visual textures.

 The Study has a sexy, modern, Parisian feeling as a result of the layered mixture of mid-century modern, vintage glass-top driftwood table and the elegant custom-made sectional.

STUNNING, STUNNING, STUNNING with a strong dose of sexy… the Master Bath is a beautiful blend of modern and classic.  I love the JF Chen globe lantern hanging above the sculptural Waterworks bathtub (in a burnished-nickel finish) with fittings by Lefroy Brooks.

 The rear terrace (Designed by Architect Pamela Burton) is beautiful and memorable because of its simplicity, elegance and usability.  Note the indoor/outdoor sensibility of the majestic fireplace that uses the same boarded concrete technique as indoors as well as the beautiful reclaimed beams framing the doors.

The majestic photographic Artwork is by Richard Misrach, which pops beautifully against the Benjamin Moore “Super White” walls, painted in a scrubbable flat.

  1. Jess CJess C11-09-2012

    WOW stunning and unlike most magazine homes i can actually see a family living in it. Simply beautiful. thanks for sharing