One (Famous) Brownstone, Two Kitchens

You probably recognize this kitchen. It was in the much-featured, much-blogged-about home of Jenna Lyons.

Jenna Lyons' Kitchen

Lyons’s New York brownstone was sold and is now owned by Tracy Martin and Vince Clarke. They hired Roman and Williams to redesign and decorate it, and here’s the kitchen now.

Tracy Martin's Kitchen

I missed the redecorated home’s feature in the New York Times when it was first published last year, but was glad to come across it recently. It’s easy for me to fall back to cute! and colorful!, but I’m so inspired by more masculine homes, and I love the vintage character brought back into this kitchen. The entire redesign is inspiring.

Which way do you prefer it? How about the home as a whole? Domain Home put together a collection of photos of the house’s two very different looks.

Three Silver Side Tables


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Target has their new pieces out for spring, and I’m working with them today to feature one of the new side tables. I chose a silver drum table because I like that the finish is shiny enough to reflect whatever is nearby (that red rug in front warms it up a lot), but it doesn’t show fingerprints and the hammered detail gives it texture and interest.

Silver Drum Side Table

I try to have a coffee or side table within reach of each seat so there’s always a place to set down a drink (or as is usually the case here because of the kids, a place to leave your toy cars, horse figures, and Lego people). Of course, they also make for good opportunities to bring in a few accessories, like the flowers and candle that I picked up.

Flowers and Candle

(Hey, having the same initials as Nate Berkus has finally paid off!)

Nate Berkus Candle

A drum table is versatile enough to pair with sofas and chairs in a wide variety of styles — even as a bedside table or extra seating as a stool. I’ve been working a lot with brass and warm metals in this house, so I thought it would be fun to switch it up and take a look at silver instead. I matched up the same metallic drum table with a different chair, and also pulled in two other options in my sketch below. (These are so fun to draw!)

Target Side Tables and Chairs

  1. Candace Arm Chair (Garden Craft Seafoam)
    The feminine lines of this chair are great, and it comes in a bunch of patterns and colors.

  2. Threshold Silver Drum Accent Table
    A classic shape gets a metallic update.

  3. Safavieh Accent Table (Silver)
    Slender and stylish. A cute little table just big enough to set a drink down on.

  4. Threshold Rope Wrapped Accent Table with Hammered Metal Top
    The rope detail would be at home in a beachy setting, but the hammered metal and geometric base give it a bit of edge that helps the table work with a more modern style too.

  5. Safavieh Sasha Club Chair (Tan)
    Such a great, neutral chair. Would be perfect as a pair facing a sofa.

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