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Inside Lauren Conrad's Elegant, Light-Filled Home in the Pacific Palisades

As we neared the top of the winding, picturesque road to shoot Lauren Conrad’s house in the hills, the first thought to strike us was the breathtaking views over the Pacific Palisades. The air is definitely different up there. It’s fresh, clean, and slightly salty thanks to that ocean breeze direct from the shores of Malibu. When she needs to seek sanctuary from her very public life, this idyllic setting was the perfect retreat, an oasis of sorts, for the television personality, designer, and author to share with her husband, William Tell. “I think when you’re in L.A., it’s nice to sort of step away to a place that’s a little quieter at the end of the day,” she told MyDomaine. “So that was a major draw for us.”

Naturally, the born-and-raised California girl’s home was a master class in swoon-worthy, texture-rich bohemia, with that timeless glamor we’ve all come to know and love from her. In collaboration with interior designer Katherine Carter, Conrad struck a stylish balance between her West Coast sensibility and that traditional, almost colonial aesthetic for a clean and polished look with major Cali-cool vibes.

Aesthetics aside, the home’s abundance of natural light (which pours in from every angle) is what really had us swooning. Conrad made sure to maximize this design feature by keeping the palette neutral, only mixing in soft, washed-out colors to keep the overall feeling fresh and airy. “I like my living space to feel clean but welcoming,” she said. “I feel like your home should be a representation of your style so, I like to include personal items throughout.” Ahead, Conrad shares her favorite room in the house, the danger of baking at home, her morning routine, and career advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.