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Make Yourself A Home

2 weeks ago by

Decorating a home is a process that’s as challenging as it is exciting and pleasurable. It’s something we’ve been experiencing in small doses since moving into the new Atelier space, and something Garance has been working on since she moved into her new house, too. Personally, I’m four months deep in a couch hunt which is just shameful, I know!

With a million different ways to approach home decor, we wanted to focus on one, so we turned to the always elegant and stylish Jenni Kayne.

Jenni recently launched a home goods line under her eponymous brand, so it felt like a great time to have her round up some of her favorite items for the home, and take a look at her furnishing philosophy. I’ll let Jenni take it from here, like I said, I don’t even have a couch!

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“I have always been passionate about designing homes and I like to layer in items that I love over time. My approach is to create spaces that are beautiful and timeless. A home should complement your lifestyle and be filled with things that make you happy. I like everything in my space to feel natural, organic and neutral. I never like a room to feel overdone or fussy. I am a mother with two kids (one on the way), two dogs, and two bunnies, so needless to say I have a full house! I am a firm believer that nothing can be too precious and form is just as important as function. In my own home, I always hope that when I walk into a room it makes me happy and evokes a feeling of calmness.”

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lifestyle jenni kayne atelier dore homegoods

“I like to keep it easy when it comes to selecting tableware. I buy timeless pieces that I love that also sit well together and make it easy to mix and match. I generally let the occasion, company and the menu guide me when I set the table, but you can’t go wrong with beautiful ceramics and seasonal greens or florals.”

Cutting board, Edward Wohl ; Burlap Napkins, Creative Women ; Double Bowl, Julie Cloutier ; Linen Napkin, Matteo ; Copper Cutlery Set, Canvas

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Double bowl, Julie Cloutier ; Linen Napkin, Vintage by Matteo ; Copper Cutlery Set, Canvas ; Cutting Board, Edward Wohl ; Mug, Eric Bonnin ; Spice Jar, Sheldon Ceramics

lifestyle jenni kayne atelier dore homegoods

lifestyle jenni kayne atelier dore homegoods

“It’s so hard to put into words what draws me to certain ceramics, it’s really just a feeling! Something about the color, the texture, and the hand of certain pieces draws me to different artists. I tend to gravitate towards neutral pieces that I know I’ll love forever. We work with so many talented local ceramicists, and I love collecting their work and watching how they evolve as artists over time.”

Spice Jar, Sheldon Ceramics ; Leather Coasters, Jenni Kayne ; Ceramic Pitchers, Sheldon Ceramics

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Blankets, Jenni Kayne

Special thanks to the lovely teams at Jenni Kayne, General Store, MARCH, Nickey Kehoe et MATTEOfor sharing their beautiful collection of homeware with us.

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  • Decorating your own home doesn’t need to happen over night . A good tip on the sofa, approach upholstery shops , many have access to frames , some even old hardwood sofa frames! Once you’ve decided on the shape the rest is easy !
    Jandrew
    Dress The Part
    http://www.jandrewspeaks.com

  • J’aime l’idee “d’emmailloter” les couverts dans une belle serviette en lin.

  • I love the copper and earthy tones!
    I also moved into my new home, still new to me even though its been a little over a year, and still have boxes that need unpacking :/ , but I have been taking my time letting each room come into its own, one by one, which has helped it feel more at home overall and it has taken off the pressure to decorate and buy things all at once. I can then decorate as I discover things and with more meaning.

    Best of luck and thank you for introducing Jenni Kayne.

  • Even though I don’t pratice it anymore, in fact I’m an Interior Designer! For me, home is something that we built through time… and with a lot of mental work too! Because you’re creating a place that represents you but also responds to your needs! It’s an up and down process, but when it’s done, you can enter in a slow living process.

    I love the pieces that Jenni created! They are so simple, raw and natural that they would totally fit in my vision of my ideal home! She’s inspiring!

    Kisses for you all*
    http://www.fine-alchemy.blogspot.com

  • Bonjour,
    J’adore cet inspi !! Une esthétique minimaliste, mais en même artistique comme je les aime. Ces articles proposés sont ludiques et d’une certaine façon, ils ont de la personnalité ! Merci pour ce partage. :)

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