Shop Lea Michele’s House: How to Get Her Modern Organic Style at Home
Lea Michele's two-story home in West L.A. is a far cry from her original stomping grounds in the Bronx. Though she's experienced several years' success as an actress, she admits she still has to pinch herself at times. "I was swimming in my pool the other day thinking, ‘If you had told me years ago that I, a girl from the Bronx, would someday live in this beautiful home ... it really is the greatest blessing."
Inside her dreamy, four-bedroom oasis, there's "sleek lines and an organic vibe," Michele told InStyle. "I feel as though it was destined just for me."
Previously, Michele, 30, had lived in the heart of Hollywood, but decided in 2015 that she needed a more secluded homestead following her 7-year stint playing Rachel Berry in the cult TV show Glee. "I needed a home that would allow me to recover and breathe and recharge. I fell in love with this place the minute I saw it, just being so far from people, and really being in nature and in the mountains. It's spacious and you see so much green. It is healing."
During an exclusive home tour for InStyle's Fall 2016 Home & Design issue (available on newstands Friday, Sept. 30!), Michele walks us through her L.A. pad and shares the design inspiration behind each room. From her parents' guest bedroom designed to "look like a hotel" to the all-white-everything kitchen where Michele maintains a "vegetarian, almost vegan, and gluten-free" diet, the home's interior is functionally chic from floor to ceiling.
Keep scrolling to see inside Michele's modern sanctuary and get the look by shopping out the home's stylish furniture, dishware, artwork, and more!
OPEN FLOOR PLAN
The kitchen, dining, and living-room areas in Michele’s house share an open space and an immense skylight. Multiple floor-to-ceiling sliding doors lead outside to the pool area and the space is perfectly styled with all the best furniture. Continue on to shop the room's best pieces.
Taupe Club Chair
Ikea "KIVIK" Sectional
Shag Wool Rug
Natura End Table by Jeffan
Michele’s parents, now both retired, often visit from New York, so she designed a guest suite with them in mind. “I made this room very inviting for my parents,” she says. “I wanted it to look kind of like a hotel: Casa de Michele.”
Ralph Lauren Reydon Decorative Pillow
SFERRA Fiona Sheets
Moroccan Pom Pom Blanket
Oversized Moroccan Wool Pouf
Basso Coffee Table
Byredo Burning Rose Candle
Dining Room Table
Michele eats breakfast every day at the marble bar in her kitchen. “When I’m home, I keep my diet vegetarian, almost vegan, and gluten-free,” she says. For her friends, Michele likes to cook homemade pizzas; her latest specialty is a truffle, radicchio, and Parmesan combo on a whole-wheat crust. “When I was a little girl, I used to play a game where I was a waitress, and I would say to my parents, ‘Can I take your order?’ I love asking people what they want to eat, and I love making it for them.”
Wooden Cutting Board
LIVING ROOM DETAIL
This room combines chic and comfy in the most elegant way. “A neutral palette works so well for me. It’s very calming,” says Michele, of her cozy living space. Keep clicking through the gallery to shop the room's most stunning pieces.
Indigo Striped Dog Bowls
Wood Organic Vase
Faux Fur Lumbar Pillow Cover
West Elm Decorative Pillow
“I asked the former owners of the house if I could keep their plants. I like how they connect with the greenery outside,” says Michele, seated in the living room. Continue through to get your own greens similar to Michele's indoor tree.