This time of year in NYC always comes with a brisk bite in the air, which can be a hard pill to swallow especially since I am fresh off the plane from Los Angeles where it is pushing high 80’s mid-November (what??). Don’t get me wrong, I do love the holiday season in New York — with that comes cozy cable knit sweaters, hot chocolate, and snuggling up to friends and family; there is a twinkle of magic in the air like no other. But wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a relaxing tropical oasis admist the hustle and bustle of winter weather in the city?
Artist and Interior Designer Jenna Snyder-Phillips has created just that by transforming her newest NYC apartment into the most artful escape into the tropics — just looking back at these images takes me away! Characterized with rich color palettes, lush foliage motif, and eccentric one-of-a kind decor pieces from around the world (as well as her own art), it’s as cheerful and inviting as the woman herself. She was kind enough to have us over for a private tour of her space to snap pics and fill us in on what she’s been up to as of late. As a huge fan of her work, it’s everything I expected and more from this extremely talented individual. Have a look for yourself :).
Originally published for the October issue of Rue Magazine, here are some of my additional outtakes of Jenna’s Tropical Oasis. Please enjoy!… whilst I dream up my next warm weather refuge…
All imagery © Kristin Aytona / Excerpts courtesy Rue Magazine