Ocean Home

February/March 2016

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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42 O C E A N H O M E M A G . C O M | F e b r u a r y + M a r c h 2 0 1 6 worked in the hospitality field in London for five years. For Dyer – who describes herself as "a girl from a little town in Tennessee" – the city's architecture and sophistication whisked her back to her original dream of interior design. After knocking on doors in Miami, she secured an internship with R. Christopher Raessler, then principal of South Beach Design Group in Miami. Raessler eventually gave her a sage piece of advice: "You can't teach someone interior design. Just work at it." After opening Jeneration Interiors in 2005, Dyer is even more in charge of her self-directed education. Last fall, she packed her clothes and two teacup Yorkies and headed to Manhattan for a year to work again with Raessler, now principal of RGR Design Associates, armed with her determination and instinct. "I felt like there were aspects of design here in New York that are very different than in California," Dyer says. "I think my innate instinct is why I've been successful in design," she adds. "I know what looks good together. From a few images and fabric swatches, I can envision how the entire end result will be." THE DETAILS For more information, visit jenerationinteriors.com. and dining space and the two bedrooms. For the living space, she opted for the creamy Cool December shade from Dunn-Edwards Paints. She complemented the wide-plank oak floor, stained in dark walnut, with a hair-on-hide rug in an eye-catching chevron pattern. e elegant walls and floor provided a perfect canvas for Dyer's exquisite detailing, fusing brass with stone, Lucite with leather and ceramic with horn. Fabrics are a major part of the interior's sublime mood. "I'm a big proponent of mixing textures," Dyer says. "I like quite a bit of variation." e living area showcases gorgeous swathes of mohair, embroidery, chenille, leather and wool. "It's the texture that gives the feel of luxury," she adds. Dyer is ferociously energetic, taking on all of the project's design work, accessorizing and styling. To find the pieces, she visited at least 20 Los Angeles design studios and vendors, such as Accessory Preview, and mixed the pieces with items from major retailers like Pottery Barn. Except for a credenza and pair of chairs, Dyer oversaw the creation of practically everything in the living area. "If I can't find what I want, I have it made," she says. Or she designs it herself. Consider the grouping of artful items in the living space: an elk skull with gold horns is set next to a sculpture and an open-weave vase filled with ethereal dried flowers. Dyer innately saw a connection between the animal skull and the open weave on the vase. "To create interest, you have to have a juxtaposition of materials," she says. She arranged a seating area with a pair of Mid-Century Modern armchairs in deep teal-green mohair. Nearby is a sleek cotton-linen blend sofa, plumped with black and white embroidered pillows. Dyer's touch is also evident in the master bedroom, which she had painted a soft gray, except for one wall covered in damask linen. She also designed a bedframe with upholstered panels in gray-blue velvet. Dyer knew as a child that she wanted to be an interior designer. Her family talked her out of it, and after a post-college foray in broadcasting, she Dyer by design Top interior designer Jennifer Dyer, below, is fiercely energetic, taking on all of the home's design work, furniture and styling. Design 2016 J E N N I F E R DY E R

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