Leandra Medine of fashion website The Man Repeller in her Soho home.

Leandra Medine of fashion website The Man Repeller in her Soho home. Image courtesy of ManRepeller.com

The Man Repeller founder's New York apartment is a riot of colour, print and – what else – fashion accessories.

Super-cool, stylish and ultra-aspirational: we'd expect nothing less from the home Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine shares with husband Abie Cohen and her recently born twin girls, Laura and Madeline, which is as unique as the street style star's irreverent sense of dress. 

The couple purchased the apartment less than a year ago, but they haven't wasted any time giving it the Man Repelling treatment. However, for Medine, the road to interior greatness wasn't always so clear; littered with twists and turns along the way. "Initially, I thought I was after a Scandinavian minimalist vibe. I figured that because my personal style in fashion is erratic and can be so loud, living in a space that feels quiet and somewhat scarce would provide a relieving contrast, but I suppose a tiger can’t change her stripes because I landed on a hodgepodge of references that have been forced to commingle and in my view, somehow work well together."

We've got two words for you: shoe. Porn.

The apartment is located in the hip Soho area of New York City, or, according to Medine "sort of the intersection that connects Soho to Chinatown to Little Italy and Lolita".

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The tray top table is from NY favourite, Bed, Bath and Beyond.

It's safe to say there's adequate shoe storage on site. 

Le Labo scents and Diptyque candles make for luxurious finishing touches in the bathroom.

Can we play dress up? 

On trend shades from Le Specs and Gucci mingle with classic arm candy from design greats like Chanel.

The dining table is a favourite work spot for Medine to get in the zone early in the mornings. The elephant wallpaper was custom-designed by Medine with WORK + SEA.

Medine is adamant your home and wellbeing are undeniably intertwined, "We keep spa music playing and are often running essential oils through a diffuser, which is dramatic, but keeps the vibe so zen." It's a balance well-struck in this loft, where eclectic flair and airy Zen go hand in hand. 

The best piece of home decorating wisdom Medine can impart? "Remember it’s not an outfit, you have to live with it longer than the day you wear it." Plus, "If the framework is 'timeless' enough — that is, the fundamental pieces of furniture like your couches and tables and bed and what not are quiet enough, you can go HAM on the accessory front. Throw pillows! Gallery walls (use Framebridge they are fast)! Rugs and light fixtures GALORE."

All images courtesy of ManRepeller.com, where you'll find the full home tour.

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