Mix and Match in Beverly Hills
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the Winter 2007 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
She credits her discerning eye to a creative lineage—her mother is a gardener, her great-grandmother was a painter. And her artistic background—she studied painting and photography in college. Decorating the condo, however, was about much more than creating a pretty place to live. "My husband's parents died when he was relatively young, and it had been a long time since he'd had a family home," Jenn says. "This house was monumental for us—I wanted to create an environment that reflected who we are and the new life we'd begun together."
So she filled the rooms with family photographs, heirlooms and mementos from their travels, like the black-and-white pictures of Paris they snapped on their first trip together. In selecting the furnishings and accessories, Jenn drew inspiration, as Nate put it during his visit, "from all over the world and all over the mall."
Jenn took full advantage of the odd wall space created by her stairway, hanging pictures in descending size to mirror the steps' angle.
Her diaphanous glass decanters—on her Fasano Designs buffet—look like a cohesive collection, in part because they're "framed" shoulder-to-shoulder in a tray and surrounded by breathing space.