Lily Allen and David Harbour show off their eccentric Brooklyn townhouse

Published by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

Two and a half several years following Lily Allen and David Harbour tied the knot in Las Vegas in 2020 — total with an Elvis impersonator — the few is opening the doorways to their dream household in the tree-lined Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens.

Their eccentric abode has produced the go over of Architectural Digest’s March problem, featuring the singer and “Stranger Matters” actor lounging in a verdant green residing place that features floral wallpaper, a bronze palm tree lamp, a personalized emerald velvet sofa and a regal 19th-century crystal chandelier.

The pair hired inside designer Billy Cotton and architect Ben Bischoff to overhaul the late 19th-century Italianate brownstone, first by rolling back the clock on a long time of renovations that had included up unique moldings.

Lily Allen and David Harbour's Brooklyn home mixes regal, vintage and contemporary. The primary bath doubles as an airy, light-filled sitting room.

Lily Allen and David Harbour’s Brooklyn home mixes regal, vintage and contemporary. The principal tub doubles as an airy, mild-crammed sitting area. Credit rating: Simon Watson/Advert

From there, they transformed the place by mixing ornate furnishings and vibrant shades that draw the eye to every single element in the rooms. With the Italian-style classical architecture as the inspiration — as properly as the area’s Italian-American historical past — Cotton instructed Advert that he seemed to style the area “as if they’d inherited the property from a kooky Italian nonna with fabulous taste.”

“I have usually been intrigued in interiors, and I’ve normally carried out my individual residences. But this was a big undertaking, and I necessary support,” Allen explained. “Jointly, Billy and I attempted to reach for anything odd and amazing.”

Bold, unconventional alternatives

The brownstone has an strange layout, with a roomy, backyard garden-and-gilt-themed principal tub that doubles as a sitting down home (it really is carpeted, with the bathroom and shower in a different space), and a windowless, flamingo-pink bed room obtainable only via the bathroom. The extra neutral-hued kitchen area is the very first area that guests enter, though the living place is toward the rear. Each place is themed, from the tiger-stripe protected den to the all little one-blue bathroom used by Allen’s two small children.

The kitchen and dining area is the first room that guests enter.

The kitchen and dining spot is the to start with room that visitors enter. Credit: Simon Watson/Advertisement

“Lily is the one particular who seriously established the tone and drove the system. Each individual time I tried using to make it calmer, she retained pushing and pushing for a lot more,” Cotton reported.

“She has these types of presence and star good quality, you just are not able to photo her living somewhere dull and regular,” he included.

Interior designer Billy Cotton wanted the space to look as if Allen and Harbour had "inherited the home from a kooky Italian nonna with fabulous taste."

Inside designer Billy Cotton needed the space to search as if Allen and Harbour experienced “inherited the house from a kooky Italian nonna with amazing style.” Credit rating: Simon Watson/Advertisement

Allen discussed that she won’t brain how the style and design decisions have an affect on the resale price, indicating, “We want to live in it in a way that functions for us.” (Nor does she intellect that her little ones refer to the residence as “the clown household,” she mentioned, insisting “they say it in the most loving way.”)

The unusual place is a considerably cry from the home Harbour stated he grew up with in Westchester, New York, just north of the town, as properly as his prior Nolita loft. But he was joyful to permit Allen choose the lead with her knack for daring shades and uncommon pairings.

“I’m a suburban boy from Westchester, so I am accustomed to a extra middle-of-the-road aesthetic,” he reported. “But I enjoy that my spouse has her very own eyesight and is just not frightened of taking challenges.”