January 8, 2018

At Jung Lee NY, Luxurious Decorative Furnishings are Waiting to Inspire

'My design inspiration comes from different cities and parts of the world, from Europe to Asia and beyond,' says Jung.

by New York Spaces

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A glorious selection of beautiful objets, inspired by the proprietors' world travels.
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Jung Lee.

Jung Lee and husband Josh Brooks entered the event design industry in 2002, and 15 years later, the couple's hard work and passion have resulted in a thriving business of their own. Jung Lee NY, the duo's retail store in New York City's hip NoMad neighborhood, specializes in luxury items for home and entertaining, and it's nothing short of spectacular.

Offering elegant furnishings and one-of-a-kind, exclusively designed entertaining and decorating essentials from around the world, the loft-like store space is arranged as a series of rooms, transporting the customer into a unique and dynamic dream home. "I essentially wanted a store that I wanted to shop in," explains Jung. "I wanted a place where I could feel inspired."

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A cozy corner of Jung Lee NY in NoMad.

Jung's passion for event design is reflected in both her online and NYC concept shop, and every piece she carries infuses everyday living with inspiration from her own travels around the world. "My design inspiration comes from different cities and parts of the world, from Europe to Asia and beyond," Jung says. "I'm very tapped into the art scene and fashion, so it's really an amalgamation of those worlds. Inspiration is constant; it overflows and we're affected by everything around this world between the visuals as well as the music and the arts."

A Palermo pillow in cashmere and suede adds texture.
Left and right: A Palermo pillow in cashmere and suede adds texture; Handformed earthenware stool detailed with hand-painted gold accents, inspired by Mayan architecture.

Jung and Josh's love for interior design and home furnishings is, of course, reflected in their own home, which Jung says is still a work in progress. "It's still a house coming together," Jung muses. "What I love and what I'm most excited about are things that are innovative. I ripped down the hallway closet and I made it a seating area. When we have around 20 people over for dinner, that hall becomes our dining hall."

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Left and right: The Limoges porcelain Horizon plate, in Marine; The Caesar Iris plate, in bone china, is an artistic addition to the table.

Above all, Jung Lee NY is much more than just a design shop. "For us, the shop feels like an extension of our home, and obviously I want to have my home with my husband," she says. "It's not just a shop. I selected every piece in there, so it's a big part of my identity. Most of all, it's another home for us."

Jung Lee NY is located at 25 West 29th Street, NYC 10001.

The S shelf by Kino Guerin is a graphic accent;
The S shelf by Kino Guerin is a graphic accent.

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