New Girl, new house! With her first baby on the way, Zooey Deschanel is officially starting to nest, which means she is selling her Hollywood Hills home and moving into something bigger. Before it sells though, we had to take a quick peek into the place Zooey’s been calling home for the past few years. Completely fitting with her quirky personality, the 3,000-square-foot home lives up to our expectations. Filled with country accents, like plaid and florals, the home is decked out in bold colors — a navy blue kitchen and a library in bright, emerald green. See her decor choices, then imagine how cute her nursery will be.
Big windows and French doors allow the California sunshine to stream throughout the house and also provide views into the adorable little yard. Featuring a bold color pairing of navy blue and white with red accents, the kitchen feels fresh and welcoming. Plus, how amazing are those patterned floors? One of the hottest kitchen trends this year are marble counters, metallic accents and quirky lighting, and Zooey’s kitchen checked every one of those boxes.
Warm textures like wood floors, rustic beams and a brick fireplace create a farmhouse living room that is modern and relaxing. When you’re decorating a small space, light walls make the room seem bigger. Even the curtains are white, making the room feel even more open. We also love all the creative seating options in this room. If you’re entertaining a lot of people in a small home, consider multi-functional furniture like an ottoman that doubles as a table or pulling up the piano bench for more seating.
We love what is going on with this plaid wallpaper. Keeping the pattern to the upper half of the wall draws the eye up and creates the illusion of a higher ceiling. When the rest of the room is neutral, you can get away with adding a strong pattern like plaid. Thanks to removable wallpaper and stick-on decals, you can completely change the look of a room without paint or worrying about your rental deposit.
With white walls and white curtains, you might start wondering where to put the color. Here, the answer is a big pink and navy rug. Since the dining room is open to the living room, this bold rug helps separate the space. Rugs are great for anchoring seating arrangements and also help absorb noise and protect the wood floors if you’ve got kids or pets.
We love that Zooey didn’t hold back when it came to the paint color for this mini library. You might think that red and green together are a no-no, but the deep maroon curtains here help bring the room together, considering the red brick fireplace. While it’s true less is more in a small space, that doesn’t mean your home has to be stark and boring. Think about bringing in textures like leather, velvet furniture and woven rugs to create interest.
Even though it’s obvious Zooey loves color, we appreciate the fact she went for calm and peaceful in the master bedroom. Cool shades of blue and gray are the perfect accent to the warm wood floors and furniture throughout the room. Giant fluffy rugs on either side of the bed ensure there are no cold toes in the morning.
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(Featured photo via Kevin Winter/Getty, h/t My Domaine)