Jenn Low, founder and managing director of Wanderlust + Co, fills her home with treasures as quirky as her jewellery creations. By Emmilyn Yeoh. Photographed by Aaron Lee.
It’s bright and early on a Friday morning, and Jenn Low, the creative powerhouse behind jewellery brand Wanderlust + Co, has just completed her morning yoga ritual, and is softly singing a lullaby to her seven-month-old daughter, Olivia Hua Elliott. Breaking into fits of giggles, Olivia extends her tiny arm out to say hello as I enter the room, a rather unexpected welcome from a young baby. “Olivia is very chill and calm. I’m not sure if she picked that up from me, but I did do a lot of yoga when I was pregnant! We’ve even brought her out to the movies once, and she did not make a sound throughout,” Jenn laughs, while Olivia looks unfazed. Living in a cosy enclave in Bangsar with her husband Luke Elliott, co-founder and executive director of Catcha Group, the couple’s vision for their home is, as she puts it, “lots of natural light, love, and a comfortable space for friends and family to hang out in.” Making the choice to start the interior design and furnishing process from scratch came naturally for Jenn, who once worked with a homeware company in Melbourne, Australia. “Pouring out different ideas and combining them into something functional is what I enjoy doing. The process of approaching a blank canvas, and using the final visual outcome to make a statement gives me immense satisfaction,” Jenn says.
Furnished with a contemporary décor that is dominated by a neutral palette and accented with items acquired throughout the couple’s extensive travels, a tour around the apartment quickly offers a glimpse into the secret world of Jenn and Luke. Case in point: a Harry Potter-inspired leather trunk from Halo Living, a transparent Kelly Hoppen bubble chair, stacks of books about well-being and mindfulness, a cute Hermès storage box from the Equestrian collection, and vibrant, tropical-print wingback chairs.
“A home should always tell a story. It’s all about your take on interior design to create that stylish yet practical living space. When I first walked into this apartment, the open space just spoke to me. Luke and I saw it as an opportunity to put all our favourite things in this space, and make it home,” says Jenn, who cites interior designer Kit Kemp’s distinctive style and quirkiness as her inspiration.
As for adding a touch of character to a space, Jenn’s advice is to be random and have fun. “I like to start safe for key furnishing pieces, and then take it further with accent lighting and other smaller elements. In the dining room, I worked with an electrician on wiring, and just stringing it on-the-go during the installation process. It is cool, on-trend, and lights up the room, which is exactly what I need!” she says.
Jenn Low with daughter Olivia in the dining room
A wall dedicated to Robert Ryan’s laser-cut prints
Metal trunk from Halo Living in the bedroom is surrounded by knickknacks from the couple’s travels
A vintage bar cart for cocktail emergencies