Inside Jenni Kayne's Stunning Living Room Makeover

Look through the MyDomaine archives and you'll find countless evidence that Jenni Kayne is the holy grail of home goals. The fashion designer known for her flawless décor style and effortlessly chic dinner parties recently moved from her last home in Beverly Hills into a California ranch located in Los Angeles's Brentwood neighborhood. For her new beach home, Kayne wanted a laid-back vibe for her young family.

In the family room, where she congregates with husband Richard, her kids (Ripley and Tanner, ages 5 and 7), and her two labradoodles (Chachi and The Dude), she wanted a neutral décor scheme that wasn't fussy and would be a comfortable space to enjoy as a family. To bring vision to life, the designer called on the help of Alex Reid, interior designer at The Studio at One Kings Lane. With Reid's help, the space—once a blank slate with beamed ceilings, paneled walls, and a classic brick fireplace—was transformed into an airy, layered family-friendly room. We chatted with the pair about every detail of the project. Get ready to be seriously inspired to create your own layered living room. 


"I wanted the living room to be beautiful but also warm and welcoming," explains Kayne. "Being a fashion designer and a mother of two young kids, I am a big believer in form and function! I gravitate toward a neutral color palette, and I like to search for pieces that feel special and intentional."