Inside the latest issue of InStyle, jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher invites into her home for an intimate look at how she lives. Below is an excerpt of her conversation with writer Eric Wilson. To read the full feature, pick up the September issue of InStyle, now available on newsstands and for digital download.
Don’t let the clean lines and beige tones fool you. Just about every object in red-hot jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher’s downtown Manhattan loft tells a story of a life vibrant with laughter, creativity, and a parade of amazing
meals (have you seen her Instagram?).
“I love to move,” says the in-demand accessories designer, who happens to be in her fourth home since coming to New York 15 years ago. This one is a full-floor, 4,100-square-foot loft in TriBeCa with plenty of living space for Fisher; her husband, Kevin; two delightfully engaging children, Drew, 8, and Shane, 10; and Tito, a Brussels griffon named after the Texas brand of vodka. “I don’t get attached to things,” Fisher says. “Besides my family, and maybe my photographs.”
As the elevator doors open directly into the apartment, this becomes abundantly clear. A leather couch covered in fur throws faces a modern stone fireplace that is almost entirely hidden by a collection of contemporary photography—portraits, fashion editorials, and landscapes by artists as diverse as René Burri, Arthur Elgort, Dennis Hopper, and Bruce Weber. This is the kind of open downtown loft that Fisher had dreamed about when she thought of moving to New York, where the only real walls are the ones between bedrooms and bathrooms. “There’s something about the feeling you get when you go from the street to the elevator and then step right into your home—you can’t get that anywhere but here,” she says. “You can be in the kitchen and yell and everyone will hear you. Since I’m a mother, that’s great.”
For such a large space, it is also surprisingly intimate, probably a result of Fisher’s ability to turn any room into a warm, inviting place.
1. The Art
“When I was younger and got my first paycheck, I didn’t want to buy bags and shoes—I wanted to collect photography,” said the jewelry designer, whose art collection fills her loft.
2. The Library
“The library is a hodgepodge of my life,” says Fisher of the eclectic space that includes a gallery wall of contemporary photographs from artists like Arthur Elgort, Dennis Hopper, and Bruce Weber.
3. The Dining Room
A modern white steel Ping-Pong table by RF Barcelona doubles as the family’s dining room table. “The net comes off,” Fisher explains with a laugh.
4. The Living Room
Interior designer (and close friend) Michelle Gerson designed throw pillows with the family initials in the same gothic typeface Fisher uses in some of her edgier designs.
5. The Foyer
A round table adorned with flowers greets guests at the entrance.
6. The Office
An office in the corner of the bedroom features a neutral canvas by artist Stephanie Hirsch with the message “A brand new canvas to paint your life” embroidered in pale beads.
7. The Master Bedroom
A Marilyn Monroe print from Bert Stern’s 1962 The Last Sitting series hangs just inside the master bedroom.
8. The Master Bedroom
“Our bedroom is my quiet zone—plush and white and serene,” says Fisher.
9. The Palette
“There’s so much color in my day to day,” says Fisher, seated here in her white bedroom. “I like to come home to a natural palette.”
10. The Kitchen
Fisher loves cooking and can make a mean chocolate chip pancake. “As a kid, I went to cooking class after school for a year and learned how to make all the basic things you need to get around the kitchen,” says Fisher. “It relaxes me.”