Actress Blake Lively won over television and film audiences with her starring role on Gossip Girl and critically acclaimed performance in The Town, and her sartorial choices have landed her on many best-dressed lists and as a face of CHANEL handbags. Now that she’s purchased a home in Bedford, New York, she’s poised to bring her personality and style to the decorating world as well. Elle Decor spoke to Blake about her plans for her new home.
ELLE DECOR: Congratulations on your new home. What inspired you to choose the house?
Blake Lively: Thank you. The location is great. And we loved the kitchen. It’s really the family room.
ED: You’re known for your personal style—does that influence your decor?
BL: Design, whether it’s on your body or in your home is the same thing. It’s mixing different colors, different textures, and unexpected patterns—elements that you wouldn’t often put together in an interesting way. That’s also why I look for things that you don’t see everywhere, things that are elegant. And I’m always looking for pieces that make a statement.
ED: Do you have any decorating “rules”?
BL: No. You have to go with your instinct. If you don’t try it, you end up doing it later anyway, and then you end up paying to do it twice! There are things that I just have to try. And yes, sometimes it doesn’t work, but I really think you should just do what makes you happy.
Read the entire interview over at Elle Decor.