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Homes & Gardens
Homes & Gardens
Sophie Edwards

Jonathan Van Ness’s stylish living room is simultaneously cozy and modern

JVN at the 2022 creative art emmy awards

Move over Bobby Berk! Though JVN is better known for his immaculate hair and beauty advice, the Queer Eye star has revealed that he knows a thing or two about interior design. The Getting Curious with JVN host posted an adorable family photo with his husband Mark Peacock (including their three dogs and three cats!). We couldn’t stop staring at the chic background.

The couple’s living room strikes the perfect balance between a clean modern aesthetic and a lived-in, cozy house. Jonathan and Mark relax on a gray velvet sofa with two chic orange throw pillows and a stylish interlocking G throw blanket. Behind them, modern pendant lights (a huge 2023 lighting trend!) hang from the ceiling in front of bold red and pink abstract paintings by A’driane Nieves. The partners’ long, clean-lined windows fill the room with light.

Interior designers love the way that each element of JVN’s space meshes together with the rest of the room. ‘Everything seems to flow well together, which in my mind is a major design success’ says Cathleen Gruver, head interior designer at Gruver Cooley Design. ‘Each element supports the other elements perfectly in a way to make the room feel cohesive and thoughtful’ she adds. ‘I love how the abstract art is a feature in this space that feeds all of the other elements. The colors are a fun way to brighten the space and bring in some personality. I also love how the horizontal lines within it can help keep a visual flow of movement. The pendant lights are neutral but have a fun shape to bring in some textural interest’ says Cathleen. The perfect blend of neutrals allows Johnathan’s space to feel at once contemporary and warm, a difficult balance to strike.

The experts also admire the effect the large abstract artworks create in JVN’s living room. Nicholas Kaiko of Kaiko Design Interiors says: ‘The stand out in this room is definitely the artwork by A'driane Nieves – it is a beautiful color palette and the scale is also great on this wall. It’s warm and inviting. It would be very simple to continually update your soft accessories with this artwork to keep the room looking fresh.’ Nicholas also notes that the ‘repeat’ elements of the room and the symmetry amplify these positive effects. He states: ‘The symmetry of the artwork flanked by a pair of windows adds to this effect. The repetition of elements here is also strong: pair of windows, double canvas, and pair of pendants.’

Love the look? We found Johnathan and Marc’s exact Gucci throw and dog bed!

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