The quiet, precious days between Christmas and New Year’s are a few of our favorite. Whether you’re spending time tucked at home with loved ones or are taking a much needed holiday, bookmark these home tips from the ever-so-stylish Jenni Kayne to look over and implement in the new year.
Jenni’s home is a remarkable space filled with a cozy balance of natural materials and well-curated objects. If you’ve been a Chalkboard reader long, we know you’ve been wanting insights from Jenni as you’ve perused the images from throughout her gorgeous home. Here are a few of her tips, ideas and personal favorites to keep things stylishly cozy for 2015…
Kitchen storage tip:
I love having everything in uniform, glass containers – that way you can really see what you are working with and looking for. And I keep all like things together… all beans together, all grains together, etc. I use Mason or Weck jars and label them with craft stickers from Olive Manna.
Fave room in the house:
The kitchen – I love to cook.
Fave drink at home:
Green tea or yerba mate.
Fave soap/bathroom staples:
I love Los Poblanos Lavender Cleansing Soap and Lotion, and am also obsessed with Santa Maria Novella products – especially the Rose Water. My newest favorite: Earth Tu Face (read about their ingredients here). Their body wash and lotion smell amazing.
The World of Interiors and Architectural Digest.
Candle scent for home:
Controlling chaos in kids’ rooms:
Baskets! I keep everything organized in different baskets, again putting all like items together.
Fave LA home shop:
Mine! I just changed the front of my store in West Hollywood to Home. And I am in love with my home store, Jenni Kayne Home, in Montecito. In L.A., I also love General Store in Venice, and Nickey · Kehoe and Lost & Found on the Eastside.
Artists you're loving now:
Cecily Brown, Robert Graham, Robert Therrien, Diebenkorn.
At home uniform:
Family’s fave weekend dish:
Gwyneth’s Cauliflower and Chickpeas or Pamela Salzman’s Vegetable Curry.
To order in/go out for...
I love going out Axe, A.O.C. and Rustic Canyon, to name a few. We really don’t order in, I prefer to cook.
Bringing the outdoors in...
I always have fresh flowers or branches inside my home. I love looking out at my olive trees and then seeing their branches in a vase on my table.
Kitchen linens you love:
I love Linen Way napkins and placemats in natural and white, I sell at my stores. I’m also a big fan of Matteo vintage linen napkins and tablecloths… and Creative Women is always a favorite.
Must-have china for everyday:
Heath is everything to me – gorgeous, practical and timeless. For glasses I love Marta Barware from CB2.
Everyday home care supplies:
I love everything from The Laundress… and Murchison-Hume.