This week I teamed up with One Kings Lane to talk about the wallpaper I covet in my home, as well as my bar and accessories. As you can tell I'm obsessed with color, fabrics, and unique finds. I can find a gem in any thrift shoppe or swap meet, but my favorite place is my local Goodwill. I love partnering with One Kings Lane because I get to showcase my love of home decor and design. Being an Entertainologist is so much more then just food. Designing a space in a particular way creates ambiance and sets the tone for any soiree. Take a look at some excerpts from my feature below, and make sure to swing by my Bar Sale.
Entering the home of entertaining guru and celebrity chef Lulu Powers is like stepping into a world where creativity reigns supreme. “It’s a happy house,” says the Connecticut native of the 1927 West Hollywood bungalow she shares with her photographer husband, Stephen Danelian. With a growing entertaining empire and a new moniker, The Entertainologist, Powers has a free-spirited and fun-loving approach to food and hosting that beautifully translates into her decorating choices, with bold colors and daring wallpapers around every corner. It’s the offhanded ease with which Powers pulls everything together, though, that really sets her home apart. “There is no rhyme or reason to how I do things, even in my cooking,” she says. “If I think it will look or taste good I just add it.”
Having lived in her house for almost 20 years, Powers has become a master at reinventing her interiors, which may explain her fearlessness when it comes to color. “I just picked a color from our living room rug, and I happen to love blue,” she says of Benjamin Moore’s Bainbridge Blue, the vibrant hue she chose for the walls. An oversize mirror from her husband’s bachelor days anchors Powers’s collection of black-and-white photography, which she’s been amassing since she was 16. “If I like it, I get it,” she says simply of her collecting strategy. After a friend cast them off, Powers re-covered the pair of chairs in her living room using orange velvet curtain panels she found at Ikea and stained the legs a dark brown to up the elegance. “The possibilities are so endless if you think outside the box,” she says.
Filling an unused corner of the living room with stacks of books creates an eye-catching display that’s easy to move when it comes time to mix up the furniture arrangement.
As a genius birthday present for her “backgammon fanatic” husband, Powers completely refurbished an old game table she found in a neighbor’s garage. One flip of the backgammon board and the surface becomes a fully functioning desk.
“When I see glasses that are not your norm I can’t help myself. I have to get them. My parents always had an array of cocktail glasses on their bar, and I realize now it was so chic!” —Lulu Powers
To add impact to the house’s diminutive entryway, Powers papered the walls in Cole & Son’s Lilac Dove wallpaper, which she discovered at Walnut Wallpaper, her go-to source for all the wallpaper in her home. “I love that place,” says Powers. “The owner, Norinne DeGal, is amazing. I could spend hours in there just looking.” Keeping with her eclectic style, Powers tempered the glitz of the wallpaper’s silver sheen with a rustic vintage console and antique rug.
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