How cool does a person have to be to star in both Heathers: The Musical and the Broadway version of Mean Girls? Pretty freakin’ cool, we’d imagine. But while actress Barrett Weed definitely has an enviable lifestyle, her new apartment in the New York City neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen was, well, kinda bland. Luckily, Homepolish designer Molly Torres has a knack for bringing personality into spaces, so the transformation here is pretty striking. Bonus? The whole thing is rental-friendly.
The biggest asset of the studio? Natural light. According to Torres, the light “lends itself to a soft palette of neutrals, blushes, and metallics.” Keeping Weed’s millennial style in mind, she made things bright and youthful by adding a bold turquoise rug that perks up the area.
Mirrored furniture works double-duty in the space, making it feel larger and showing off the in.cred.ible. view from Weed’s giant windows. Other glam textures like faux fur and velvet echo the luxe vibe.
“[T]he daybed serves a dual purpose: It’s the absolute best place to nap, and a very small portion of Barrett’s shoe collection (she has a whole closet dedicated to shoes!) is stored underneath,” says Torres. The girl’s got style, what can we say?
Weed’s shoe collection isn’t her only one, however. Torres grouped like items together to really show off Weed’s personal style. The framed show posters are awesome, but our favorite might be the half-set of pool balls — Weed’s bestie has the other half — that Torres turned into a major focal point with display boxes. Weed’s pennant collection takes up the adjoining wall, infusing even more color into the room.
The whole studio is so full of personality that it’s hard to believe it began as a white box. Now it’s fun, functional, and befitting of a true Broadway diva.
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(Photos by Claire Esparros)