Step Inside a Fashion Editor's Impossibly Cool Manhattan Apartment

Updated 05/09/19
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Leandra Medine's newly redecorated Manhattan apartment
Sean Litchfield

Sartorially savvy Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine is known for her impossibly cool ensembles, so it should come as no surprise that the fashion editor's recently redecorated Manhattan apartment is achingly cool. The modern style icon partnered with the online interior design company Decorist and the design firm Consort to curate an inviting space for her growing family.

"Initially, I thought I was after a minimal Scandinavian vibe, but it became very clear in working with Decorist and Consort that what I was trying to achieve looked much more like French eclecticism," the fashion editor divulged to MyDomaine. The end result is a space that's as stylishly eclectic and daring as Medine's wardrobe. In short, the Man Repeller founder's space is every bit as stylish as you'd expect.

Keep scrolling to take a tour of the Leandra Medine's impossibly cool NYC loft. Prediction: The fashion editor's newly redecorated Manhattan apartment will make you want to ditch minimalism too. (Just wait until you see the bold dining room wallpaper.)

Modern Manhattan apartment dining room
Sean Litchfield

Among Medine's greatest finds were the urban chic concrete dining room table and the midcentury-inspired industrial light fixture, which hangs above the aforementioned dining room table.

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Modern dinging room with bold wallpaper
Sean Litchfield

When deciding on the color scheme, the Man Repeller founder opted to stick with neutrals for investment pieces like the dining room furniture. "I asked myself what colors I know I would not get sick of in a year, two years, even five," Medine told MyDomaine. "It was varietals of white and gray and black and beige."

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Modern dining room wallpaper
Sean Litchfield

Having a neutral base "allowed us to get a little wacky with a single wall mural" in the dining room, "wherein we commissioned an artist to draw elephants and palm trees on a red background," she explained.

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A fashion editor's Manhattan apartment
Sean Litchfield

Medine's favorite thing about her newly redecorated Manhattan apartment is how inviting it is. "I always wanted to live in the kind of space that made you feel like the food and drink was nonstop and you could hang around forever," she confessed. The type of place where you "just let your body mold into the furniture," she added.

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Modern Manhattan living room
Sean Litchfield

The fashion editor cheekily describes her personal style as a veritable "buffet," aka "a little bit of everything that somehow works on the same plate," she explained. The space "feels pretty reflective of my personal style given that the base products are pretty standard, but that the magic really happens in the accouterments (throw pillows! rugs! decorative hands made from brass!)," she divulged to MyDomaine.

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NYC apartment master bedroom
Sean Litchfield

Flooded with natural light, the master bedroom features a floor-length mirror that maximizes the room's space and light. Cozy details like a sumptuously soft throw and a faux-fur bench lend the room a lived-in vibe.

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Modern nightstand
Sean Litchfield

Industrially inspired finds like this sleek side table stand out in the neutral space.

Safavieh Marcel End Table $194
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Chic bedroom storage solutions
Sean Litchfield

"The number of well-designed and thoughtfully produced products on Bed Bath & Beyond's site is remarkable," observed Medine. "It's like the most ironic hidden gem in furniture design because Bed Bath & Beyond is not hidden at all, and YET!" 

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Modern NYC nursery
Seth Caplan

Like the master bedroom, the nursery gets plenty of natural light, but a strategically placed mirror reflects light to brighten up the room even more.

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Leandra Medine's nursery
Seth Caplan

Seeing as Medine was four months pregnant when the project began, one of the biggest challenges the couple faced was "getting the space into not just livable but lived-in condition before the arrival of my twins," she explained. With this inviting daybed as evidence, we'd say they succeeded in curating a comfortable, lived-in space.

Verona Home Cadley Daybed $400
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French-themed nursery
Seth Caplan

Featuring framed prints that exude Parisian vibes, this French-inspired nursery is like something out of a Jean de Brunhoff storybook.

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Nursery wallpaper
Seth Caplan

It's safe to say we'll never stop swooning over this French-inspired nursery and its Parisian wallpaper.

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