THE DOSSIER: NAME: Lea Michele. TRADE: Actress, Glee. VIBE: Cozy Californian. ABODE: West Hollywood bungalow, CA.
When our editor-at-large, interior designer and fashion stylist Estee Stanley, convinced close friend and client Lea Michele to submit her new place to a Domaine-style makeover, the stakes could not have been higher. “You know this could be the end of our relationship, right?” the actress asked Stanley, only half kidding. We agreed to an against-all-odds timeline: four hours to move nearly all of Michele’s possessions into temporary storage, unload a bungalow’s worth of shopping, style the selections, and have everything ready for an unveiling at 1:30 p.m., in time for her homecoming.
CASING THE JOINT Like any covert-op worth its truckload of rugs from Lawrence of La Brea (as the case happened to be), Stanley and Domaine editorial director Mat Sanders came prepared, having hit Brenda Antin, Nathan Turner, Lucca Antiques and Pat McGann in the La Cienega Design Quarter earlier in the week, and snapped up tableware from West Elm and Table Art. “The only direction she gave me was that she wanted it to be cozy,” Stanley says of the jumping off point. “And not to touch Barbara.” (Michele has curated a small photo collection dedicated to the Funny Girl diva.)
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