a guide to charli xcx’s colourful, bohemian home
The pop icon’s retro LA home is a creative oasis filled with colour and character
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words Sophie Lou Wilson
Charli XCX’s LA home is a slice of Old England in the heart of Hollywoodland, the gated community built in the 1920s to house California’s first-ever movie stars. She filled the vast space with charming, bohemian interiors to cultivate its homely, creative vibe that's perfect for hosting parties. Colourful cushions, candles and books are scattered through each room and antique furniture and one-of-a-kind wall art enrich the building’s historic character.
It’s a place for relaxing, away from her hectic schedule, but also hosts a music studio and ample space for throwing parties. “I like that this house has just seen a lot of stories and fun things happen,” Charli told Architectural Digest in 2019. “I feel like it’s the people in your home that make it home. The house feels very full and lively, so we get to meet a lot of other creative people just through the house. I enjoy that, and I think that’s part of the reason why the house is what it is.”
The singer moved into the Tudor-inspired house in 2015 before selling it in 2020 to move into Calvin Harris’ former Hollywood Hills mansion, but it was in this home that Charli spent most of her 20s. To celebrate the singer’s birthday, we’ve curated a selection of homewares to help you imitate the interior aesthetics of Charli’s charming LA mansion in your own space.
Charli’s home is full to the brim with colourful cushions. They just make the space feel more comfy. This charming baroque print cushion cover in a textured jacquard fabric is the perfect addition to any sofa to give the room some pop-tastic bohemian flair.
It’s officially Leo Szn! So it’s time to get expressive, inspired and a little bit extra. Charli’s home is filled with candles that help create a cosy atmosphere. This one in her star sign is available in matte black or rainbow, but we reckon rainbow is more of the vibe.
Charli is proud of her art collection. Start or develop yours with this unique high quality print from The Brown Hues. Its abstract monochromatic style means it’ll fit in whatever your decor is like, adding a touch of creative flair to your space.
art for the afters
If colourful art is more your thing, go for this vibrant print from Blanchouse. This print was designed after co-founder Mikey had some friends round; 3am drinks, shoes kicked off, music blaring, general chit chat. Hang this up to give your space some of that laid back party atmosphere and let the compliments from guests start rolling in.
Charli’s home contains a lush mix of vivid colours and earthy tones. This green pillow case from House Babylon will complement both, adding a pop of colour to your bedroom. It is made from 600 thread count Egyptian cotton to give it an even softer, silkier feel that’s gentle on your hair and skin.
play it louder
Charli loves hosting parties and sees her home as a space to make special memories with her friends. This record player from Lenco means you can play your favourite music louder for longer. It comes with four built-in speakers for spinning your records or you can connect your phone to the bluetooth speakers to leave your playlist on shuffle.
read a book
When she’s not hosting, Charli might be found relaxing with a good book. Her bright and airy music studio is filled with books as well as instruments. This gorgeous coffee table book from Highsnobiety explores the intersection of music, fashion and style, looking at how we redefine aspiration in the age of hype. Trust us, reading this will make you sound instantly cooler.
Every good host knows the little details matter. Upgrade your dinner parties with this adorable hand painted plate from K.S. Creative Pottery. This playful plate is hand thrown and painted in the artist’s studio in Kent. Each plate can be hung on the wall as art or used as your best dinner plate. Either way, it will make special occasions even more special.
When your guests have gone and you’re winding down, why not try this lavender scented eye pillow to aid your relaxation? Perfect for yoga, meditation, sound healing and other mindfulness practices, this peacock patterned eye pillow is filled with dried lavender and 100% natural flaxseed, blocking out light and relieving facial tension. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
We don’t have to tell you how important houseplants can be for your space. Air purifying, elegant and just all round good vibes, this Kentia Palm creates a statement with its arching fronds. It thrives in bright, indirect dappled sun and only needs watering once a week.
You can never have too many chic cushions. A quick glance at Charli’s home reveals a mass of mismatched cushions in vibrant designs. This patterned cushion cover is the easiest way to imitate her space. It’s the stylish update your sofa needs.
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