Opportunities like this are too few and far in between, so when the usually reserved James Jebbia, founder of Supreme, offered a glimpse inside his Greenwich Village home, Italian design magazine Case Da Abitare jumped on the chance.
Hailed from Sussex, England, Jebbia fine tuned his skill sets in merchandizing, design, and marketing during his 6 years stint at Parachute, then a retail fixture in SoHo. A succession of prosperity followed later with Union, his progressive select shop and a partnership with Shawn Stussy in bringing West Coast lifestyle to the Big Apple. In 1994, ten years after his arrival to New York City, Jebbia opened the first Supreme store on Lafayette Street, where it still holds court today.
Much like his storefront, Jebbia streamlined the interior decor of his loft apartment, one he shares with his wife Bianca, their two children, Miles and Nina, and the family’s beloved Chihuahua. Minimal but not bare, the space gives off a certain warmth thanks to beautiful wooden flooring, vintage furnishing like the book shelves by designer Mogens Koch, and several artworks, including a collection of ceramics by Picasso. Curiously enough, there are no items from Supreme on display.