“I love playing with materials,” says Jenna Lyons, the New York-based fashion designer, style icon, and television personality. As the longtime creative force behind J.Crew, she made her name putting quirky-cool twists on preppy classics, layering chunky necklaces and sweatshirts with oversized blazers and pairing denim button-downs with, well, basically anything—even eveningwear. On our recent Zoom call, she wore a classic striped oxford and a navy trucker hat emblazoned with the Roll & Hill logo, a clue to her latest project: a debut collection of furniture with the hit Brooklyn brand.
After decorating her own trendsetting homes—the Park Slope brownstone, the SoHo loft—and overseeing the visual identity for countless stores, furniture was a natural pivot. “Design, for me, has always been about solving a problem,” she explains, posing