While most A-listers flock to their polished mansions in the Hamptons to escape the chaos of New York City, actress Amanda Seyfried heads in the opposite direction. The Mamma Mia! and Mean Girls star drives to the Catskills, a serene mountainous area less than three hours north of Manhattan. It's a far cry from the East End scene, and Seyfried soaks up the peace and quiet from her rustic retreat, which she revealed in the July/August issue of Elle Decor.
"Before I even went inside the house, I knew I wanted it," says Seyfried. The 1920s stone house and barn is a passion project that she's decorating with the help of interior designer Sarah Zames of General Assembly. "I wanted to see what it would be like to add to the house slowly," she says. "Sarah's eye lends itself to that: It's easy for me to layer on top of what she's done." And layer she has, from art and greenery to items she knits or crochets herself.
Take a peek inside Amanda Seyfried's cozy Catskills retreat. We can't think of any better place to kick back and relax.
The master bath's vanity has fittings by Waterworks, illuminated by a sconce from Design Within Reach.
The stunning geometric backsplash features tiles by Heath Ceramics.
The barn's living area features an original wood-burning stove and wall of custom concrete tiles.
Next up: Take a look inside Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Malibu rental home.