Pictured below: Custom Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper by Jordan Ferney, Spoon Flower; Waverly Sconce, Serena & Lily; Era Chair by Michael Thonet, DWR. Pictured far below: Vase, Conran Shop; Lazy Susan by Concrete Cat, Coming Soon; Acrylic Pill Sculpture, Jonathan Adler; Wire Mesh Bowl, MoMA Store; Tricolore Cube Plate by Astier de Villatte, John Derian; Vintage Danish Lamp.
work for you.”
This wasn’t the only time the walls became a site for self-expression; a slightly more involved version can be found in 4-year-old Simone’s room. “I looked at so many different wallpapers, but nothing was right,” explains Ferney. “So I asked Paul if he could paint something, and it took him five days.” The resulting mural is an enchanting mix of tropical wonderland and traditional chinoiserie. Balancing the custom showstopper are practical finds, like the green Urban Outfitters coffee table that doubles as a tea-party and craft station. Most of the pieces in 13-year-old Moses and 10-year-old Roman’s room were also inexpensive, with the exception of the Josef Frank roman blinds that Ferney added for sophistication’s sake. “We were looking at functionality first. Once it felt like a room, I would come back in and make it beautiful,” she explains of her two-step approach to designing the home.
Pictured left: Dual Fuel Range by Ilve, Wayfair; Nexus Vinyl Peel-and-Stick Floor Tile by Achim Home Furnishings, Amazon; Kitchen Rod by Ferm Living, Finnish Design Shop; The Barista Express Espresso Machine by Breville, Amazon; Pour-Over Kettle by Stagg, Fellow Products; Mantel Clock by Newgate, Food52; Enamel Utensil Holder, Hay. Pictured right: Hawthorne Sconces, Steel Lighting Co.; Faucet by Comllen, Amazon.
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The offending hall was dimly lit, depressing, and nearly unsalvageable when she first viewed the property. But with her characteristic resourcefulness, she whipped up a pale pink-and-red checkerboard motif in Adobe Illustrator (a sweater by New York indie fashion brand Bode sparked the idea) and turned the design into a wallpaper. “It was so bright, it kind of stressed me out at first! The colors were really out of my comfort zone, which is funny considering the companies I’ve started,” says Ferney of departing from the rest of the home’s soft cream, minty green, terracotta, and Hockney blue. “My husband says there are no straight lines in the apartment,” notes the creative, so the impactful pattern brings the attention elsewhere.
That’s the secret to getting anything done—if you spend a little extra time doing the research, you always find someone who can make it work for you.”