House Inspiration: J. Crew’s Frank Muytjens

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012 by Mr Roaming 4 Comments

J. Crew’s head of men’s design, Frank Muytjens, opens to ELLE Decor his snug, two-bedroom house in New York, which measures only slightly larger than 600 square feet. I find it inspirational for someone whose house is the same size as Frank’s to use it as a great example for what can be accomplished in a small area.  I like the mix of styles – the vintage and beat-up industrial look in a clean and sophisticated space. And this place reflects a perfect harmony of just that.

Start the envy-fest with his closet

The kitchen’s custom-made counter­tops are concrete, and the light fixtures and drafting stools are vintage.

Living-room: beat-up industrial metal stools, clean-lined Marcel Breuer armchairs, and mementos of the natural world, including turtle shells, antlers, and vases of dried allium

I personally love this style: vintage oak chairs and stools surround a table made from barn wood

Master bedroom: motley assortment of objects and furniture, chosen for their timeworn patina and aesthetic appeal

4 Responses

  1. Johnston says:

    This is indeed a wonderful use of space. A little style goes a long, long way!

  2. BR says:

    Apart from the small space, Frank’s style is something to write about. I have some work to do now in my own place!

  3. aaron says:

    I really like the J.Crew style. Simplicity and contemporary lines make it a good option year after year. I really like the designer’s space.

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