Tour Stylist Jayne Min’s Streamlined Los Angeles Loft
Jayne Min—fashion stylist and the voice behind the popular fashion blog Stop It Right Now— projects a clean and minimal personal style with the perfect dose of humour and wit—just to keep things interesting. It should come as no surprise then that the interiors of her home are similarly polished with the same “weird, fun twist” that she brings to her perfectly-crafted ensembles.
Min’s downtown Los Angeles loft is a wide open space with soaring ceilings and a wall of industrial windows which flood the interior with light. Though she never pictured herself living in a loft, Min has embraced open living. “I’ve been here a little over a year and I love it,” she says. “It’s definitely the most photogenic place I’ve lived in so far.” With that, we’d have to agree. Keep scrolling to take a full tour of her sleek and certainly photogenic home!
With a decidedly midcentury modern foundation, Min’s space also combines a variety of textures and shapes resulting in compelling compositions from every angle. Though the individual components in the home might feel cold on their own, it’s the combination of elements that enable the space to feel cosy and homey. “The most important first impression I need my space to project is clean,” Min says. “Other than that, I'd like for it to just feel bright and easy, not too precious.”
To define the main living area and seating arrangement, Min selected a woven seagrass rug sourced from Wayfair. With two small dogs—Kuma and Pepper—it was important that the rug in the area feel warm against the loft’s concrete floors, but also stand up to the antics of the pups.
“Having them doesn't really affect how I decorate, so much as how I maintain,” Min says when asked if Kuma and Pepper—who often make cameos on Stop it Right Now and Min’s social media channels—were a factor when designing her place. “I should really give up on having a white couch and white bed, but instead I just keep both covered so Kuma and Pepper are free to mess them up. Otherwise, I just keep everything above sea level. No low potted plants and no wires or cables on the ground (which may have more to do with my OCD).”
Though the furnishings in Min’s home are decidedly modern and sleek, accent pillows and throws from Nickey Kehoe add warmth and a jolt of restrained colour to the space. Similarly to her taste in fashion, Min prefers a straightforward approach to décor, without a lot of excess. “For both fashion and home décor, I don't like a lot of fuss,” she says. “I don't like things to be too precious. I prefer clean palettes but with weird accents.”
When it comes to her home’s artwork, Min likes to keep her collection personal though fine art may be in the future. “The pieces I have are mostly by photographer and artist friends, which make them more special,” she says. “I tend to like photographs of people or abstract paintings mostly. Whatever grabs my attention. But my dream would be to have a Miro or a Calder. No big deal, just casually eating Dominos next to my ‘Object With Red Ball, 1931.’”
Maintaining the main area’s clean aesthetic, the bedroom is a calming, neutral space anchored by an oversized photograph by Rick Rodney. In the light of the restrained palette, the space is textural thanks to a hand-knotted rug from Loloi Rugs and blue accents scored at Nickey Kehoe like the pom pom trim blanket and accent pillows made from African textiles. A vintage side table refurbished by Min’s brother acts as a nightstand.
IKEA cabinets in the bedroom hide Min’s incredible shoe collection, but when closed, perfectly blend into the room’s crisp surroundings.
With an interior as carefully curated as her closet, Min’s spacious loft projects a personality perfectly suited to her laid-back, yet fabulous lifestyle and is a place in which we’d be happy to kick back and enjoy some Dominos, with or without the Calder sculpture.