“In this house, you can’t see a single neighbor. It feels so calm. You could literally be anywhere.”
Jenni Kayne is a girl wise beyond her years. At barely thirty, her eponymous fashion line is a smashing success (she opened her third store last fall), she’s a mother of two and has already undertook a major remodel of her 4,000-square-foot house in the Beverly Hills flats with her husband—realtor Richard Ehrlich. And that’s without mentioning her Lake Tahoe house which is the picture perfect definition of weekend getaway and she throws a holiday party like no other. Accomplished much? Talk about a reality check: yikes, I barely have two (three?) years to catch up!
Kayne was drawn to the house for its tall hedges and generous proportions. Her exemplary sense of style and attention to detail led her to turn a cold 80s architectural home into a warm and comfortable family oasis with the help of architect Jeffrey Allsbrook of Standard LA. To warm up the space, purchased reclaimed wood from an Amish barn in Pensylvania—which she then used to create kitchen counters, ceiling beams and wall panelling. She used furnishings in warm natural organic tones with lots of textures. As for all the white upholstery: “I just have my eco Scotchgard person come, like, once every couple of months. Everything just wipes off. You’ve got to try it.”
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Jenni Kayne’s Beverly Hills Home photographed by Lisa Romerein for C Home Magazine.