Now You Can ALMOST Look Like a Model at Home
What day of the week is it again today? Oh, right, it doesn’t really matter because on any given day of the week, there’s one thing you want to look at: Models in their homes. And while most sites would just look at them and sigh over what appear to be the most charmed lives ever, we’re all striving to live the big life here at Brit + Co. So while we look at these lovely models in their lovely homes, we’re also going to show you how to steal their designer interiors. But forget runway prices, we’re doing it sample sale style.
Alright, so we can’t send you back to your early 20s and make you six feet tall, but we can help you steal the look of this Victoria’s Secret supermodel‘s swanky West Village town home. Let’s focus on the foyer.
First, big news: You can make a one-stop shopping adventure to Target to get the look. Pick up a hard-edge golden mirror ($298), a mini white chandelier ($54), some mini lampshades (just paint the edges with some bright green paint) and a bracketed black wall shelf ($45) (you’re going to want to give the hardware a gold dusting). Anchor the look with curvy wallpaper ($25), which gives off a similar feel to Karlie’s seashell-inspired print.
Please excuse the tiny pics and travel back in time to an era when Cindy Crawford was doing Pepsi ads. The classic cover girl kept classic comforts rolling throughout her living room in Malibu. If she was outfitting this room today, she’d head straight to Anthropologie.
Grab the not-so-bargain-basement-priced Continental Sofa ($2,298), and then give it some color and interest with a few throw pillows… and you know that Anthro’s got you more than covered in the pillow department.
When people ask us, “Can we take a picture of you in your home?” this is exactly how we pose, too. (TWINS!) But let’s not get distracted by the details of a beautiful model in beautiful pants, knee-dancing to LPs on her living room rug. We’re focusing on interiors today, people. And this is what life looks like for the Manhattan-based model.
Unless you want to head to Ligne Roset and drop some serious $$$$ on a sofa, a lookalike version is hard to come by… Except! If you get what you’ve always wanted and have been to ashamed to admit: A couple of bean bag chairs ($339)! Throw some pillows on two of them and butt them up against each other and pretend you’re living a model’s life. (They also turn into futons for when couch surfers catch a wave through town.)
It’s official: The model/lingerie designer has some serious style. Alright, she actually worked with the dream team behind design studio The Lakes by Yoo to pad out her five-bedroom Cotswold home, but still, we’re giving the girl props for good taste and her restrained-in-all-the-right-ways color palette.
It’s mostly about the paint here, which means this look has some major DIY potential. Find old chairs and give them a coat of white, grey and aqua. Paint your cupboards and an accent wall black, and then keep your tile light and neutral. After painting, prop out your dining area by picking up a Magical Thinking Costa Geo Rug in black and white ($199), a walnut-topped metal-legged dining table from Room + Board ($2,699) and antique bronzed pendant lamp from Crate + Barrel ($349).
Maybe our favorite mommy/model, Molly Sims LA Nursery is the place of sweet, sweet dreams for her beautiful babe. She went for pinks and blues, keeping things gender neutral. The room is all about the details rather than big pieces. Our pocketbook thanks her for that.
For a softer, more playful and feminine take on the sputnik light, Anthropolgie has you covered with their Dandelion Orbit Chandelier ($1,698).
The girl rocks Radiant Orchid right, and the girl rocks Moroccan decor right. Her Manhattan apartment is very “of the moment.” And if you love the look, you’re going to want to follow suit with similar hues and style. Her home may be filled with antique finds, but you better believe you can get modern-day copycats.
A glass top coffee table can be had at a gazillion different stores, but one from Urban Outfitters ($329) is the closest we found to Jessica’s. And while we can’t help you out with the antique Moroccan doors, we can point you in the direction of an amethyst velvet chair ($998).
For the rug, head over to PB Teen and grab their Shimmer and Shine floor cover.
All you need to look like you live the same life that Hilary Rhoda lives is to rent the right apartment — one with killer windows.
Other than that? All it takes is a black desk ($99) and some sweet poses.
L’Oreal Paris spokesperson, Liya Kebede’s home is exactly that — homey. Her airy and light-filled three bedroom flat might be located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, but it’s so cozy and comfortably that it could just as well be the home you grew up in.
A yoga studio and a bio-dynamic produce garden? Angela Lindvall’s SoCal home has all the right earthy elements. And while the interiors of the house are lovely, what has our jaws dropping are the great outdoors.
If you want to harvest your own fruits and veggies throughout the year, we’ve got the plans covered with one epic tutorial.
More into outdoor entertain? Check out how our main girl Nicole Richie entertains her guest like a pro.
Which model’s home decor has your attention? Let us know in the comments below!
(h/t Elle Decor)