Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine On Taking Risks In Fashion Versus Interiors

Leandra Medine and husband Abie Cohen moved into their NYC loft while Medine was four months pregnant, and the Man Repeller founder had a hard and fast deadline to decorate the place. “I knew we had to get everything done before I entered my third trimester, because I was a fire-breathing dragon during my pregnancy,” she recently told Architectural Digest.

“What I ended up with was this very French, very eclectic mix,” Medine says, which includes some bold custom wallpaper from Work + Sea. The French factor is most evident in the twin girls’ nursery, where an illustrated mural of Paris from Anewall adorns one wall.

Medine worked with Decorist, Buy Buy Baby, and Bed Bath & Beyond on the speedy project, which also includes an abundance of closet space for the sartorial CEO.

While she’s comfortable taking fashion risks, Medine found she was more cautious when it came to interior design. “It’s okay to dress absurdly, since you take clothes off at the end of the day,” she says. “But when you’re buying furniture, you don’t want to get peanut-butter syndrome—you know, when you eat so much you suddenly can’t stand it.”

See more over on Architectural Digest.

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