It makes sense to picture Game of Thrones star Lena Headey in a rustic castle, but in reality, her home is the epitome of California-cool, with so many zen vibes that you almost forget her villainous on-screen character. Lena bought the 1950s home for the light and then totally transformed the dated interior into a fresh, modern space that’s packed with eclectic pieces. She said she wanted to feel like she was on holiday when she was at home, and the nature-inspired decor definitely feels part spa, part bungalow. If you’re looking for some mid-century modern ideas for your own home, Lena’s space is a chic example of how to create well-layered living spaces with minimal clutter. Take a peek at Lena’s modern abode on Dwell, then scroll down to see how to get the same look in your home.
Lena was attracted to a mid-century style, but she also loves things that are a little “rough and unfinished.” Her living room isn’t stuffy at all — the overstuffed couches look incredibly comfortable — and the lack of clutter makes the space feel even more open and inviting. The room boasts open shelving full of books, travel momentos and a few succulents, which Lena admits are the only plants she can keep alive.
Capture the same light and bright vibe in your living room by contrasting neutral sofas with a quirky, textured rug. If you love Lena’s use of unfinished materials, incorporate a raw stump side table and a cane rocking chair into the mix. Seal the deal with plenty of cozy throw blankets and pillows.
Lulu & Georgia Elita Pillow ($59+), ARTERIORS Home Keegan 30 Light Chandelier ($5100), H&M Scented Candle in Glass Jar ($6), Urbia Chamcha Wood Stump Stool Table ($300), Roar + Rabbit Jeweled 6-Drawer Dresser ($1299), Woven Accents Colorful Vintage Moroccans (price on request), Chairish Mid-Century Cane Back Rocking Chair ($359), Nate Berkus Striped Tassle Throw Blanket ($35), Magical Thinking Embroidered Eye Pillow ($39), Cobble Hill Brownstone Sofa ($1945)
According to Dwell, Lena’s mostly all-white home was inspired by one of her favorite places: Ibiza, Spain. For the kitchen floor, Lena hunted down blue mosaic-tiles and then installed glass-sliding doors that open directly outside to the pool area. The best part of the kitchen? A mirrored backsplash that practically shines like a disco ball.
You might not want to spend the time tracking down those exotic tiled floors, but you can totally steal the look with a chic floor rug instead. Brighten up your kitchen with white appliances, clear glass and gold pendant lighting and a set of colorful bar chairs.
Progress Lighting Penn 1-Light Natural Brass Large Pendant ($137), Sur La Table Marble Salt Keeper With Acacia Wood Lid ($30), Design Tree Home Bar Stool ($164), Lulu & Georgia Savion Rug ($156+), Danya B Sparkling 9 Wine Bottle Rack ($50), Chantal 2 Quart Vintage Tea Kettle ($50), Williams-Sonoma End-Grain Cutting Board ($170+)
Just like the rest of the house, Lena’s master bedroom is simple and doesn’t feature a lot of furniture. She chose to outfit the space with a stunning upholstered bed and then added unexpected elements, like luxe velvet bedding and rustic shibori throw pillows.
Pair a fancy upholstered headboard with a gold inlay nightstand and gold pendant light to get the full Cersei Lannister experience. Give your bed the royal makeover with a velvet duvet and a couple shibori-dyed throw pillows. Save room on the nightstand with wall mounted gold sconce lights and finish off the look with a scented candle.
Joss & Main Chandler Upholstered Bed ($736), Lulu & Georgia Kennet Pendant ($328), Magical Thinking Shibori Streak Pillow ($29), H&M Velvet Cushion Cover ($10), H&M Velvet Bedspread ($99), Lulu & Georgia Hobnail Hill Vase ($24+), Paddywax Candles Apothecary Collection Jar Candle ($19), Roar + Rabbit Brass Geo Inlay Nightstand ($399), Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. Isaac Plug-In Sconce Brass ($249)
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