Lea Michele's Airy L.A. Home Is a California Dream


Gentl and Hyers for InStyle, Styled by Ali Pew

Best known for her role as Rachel Berry on the hit show Glee, Lea Michele is an accomplished actress, singer, and author of Brunette Ambition. Now, Michele is making a name for herself in the interior design world, gracing the cover of InStyle Magazine's Home & Design issue, on stands tomorrow. The New York native graciously invited the magazine into her L.A. sanctuary, a place she affectionately describes as "healing."

Off the beaten Hollywood path, Michele's four-bedroom home is nestled in a quiet, forested canyon miles from the chaos of downtown L.A. "I needed a home that would allow me to recover and breathe and recharge," says Michele. "I fell in love with this place the minute I saw it, just being so far from people, and really being in nature and in the mountains." As for the home itself, Michele has truly outdone herself. With the help of stylist and interior decorator Estee Stanley, the actress has outfitted her space with all of the trendiest décor, cultivating an air that is true California cool. Replete with accent plants, Restoration Hardware pieces, and personal touches, like her grandmother's china, Michele's home is the perfect mix of sleek, airy and comfortably lived-in.  

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