Inside the Colorful Design-Savvy Pad of Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley
Earlier this year, we found ourselves furiously pinning inspo pics from the confetti-themed wedding of Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley and writer Lauren Morelli. It wasn’t until we saw their home, though, that we realized just how bold their personal style really is. Homepolish designer Stefani Stein, who loves to create fun, playful spaces, was tapped by the newlyweds to help them realize their eclectic design dreams. Check out the result — a stunning mix of unexpected patterns and bright colors — then head over to Homepolish for more.
Stein’s knack for pairing patterns really comes across in the dining room. They salvaged the existing wallpaper but amped up the color volume in a fresh, playful way by adding etageres in bright orange. The host and hostess chairs, upholstered in a dynamic print, bring another layer of liveliness to the room, while the bare wood floors and neutral-colored wishbone chairs help keep the space grounded.
Morelli’s love for animal prints takes center stage in the living room. Stein calls this particular pattern a favorite because it’s “ladylike, but definitely not sweet.”
The polka-dotted upholstered bed and bold buffalo-check patterned pillows are balanced by a limited-edition rug by Aelfie x Studio Proba. And the silvery lilac ombre walls are a subtle, yet soothing design choice that add warmth to the room without overwhelming the space visually.
In what she calls the “creative center” of the home, Stein’s pick of statement-making lip print wallpaper is a total scene-stealer. Her clients love the sense of femininity and drama it brings to their office. To complement the space, she opted for furniture and accessories in bold colors with strong, clean lines.
And while not every room is a riot of color and print, even the couple’s largely neutral kitchen features a bright, striped rug and chic metallic accents that sparkle in the light.
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(Photos via Tessa Neustadt for Homepolish)