In case you live under a rock, you may have heard the 10th anniversary of The Hills is upon us! To celebrate my love for Lauren Conrad, I’m taking a walk down memory lane featuring their interiors.
The header image is the very first apartment Lauren and Heidi had on the show. The biggest crime (in my humble opinion) was that over-sized chenille sofa they obviously stole from one of their parents. Thankfully, it went out the door the same time as Heidi Montag.
Lauren’s switch to rooming with Audrina also came with a more thought out interior, and I have to confess: at the time, it was one of the first things I noticed. The accent walls and overstuffed white sofa were much more the jam of a 21 year old.
When Lauren and Lo reconciled over some undisclosed issue, they moved to a fun Hollywood Hills home with a ridiculous backyard. (You may remember Audrina lived in the pool house). They filmed incessantly in the kitchen.
Being banished to the pool house led Audrina to snag a Hollywood Hills home of her own, which focused on her love of the color “plum.” I can’t.
Heidi moved into an apartment with Spencer that was famous for the tacky Hollywood mural and Jellyfish aquarium… I read in an article that the house they lived in was actually the home of the little boy that was supposed to be their neighbor, Enzo. A friend also painted that mural which they quickly covered. None of it was real… which should shock no one.
When LC decided to leave the show, MTV brought in Kristin Cavallari as the new queen bee. She had a Malibu Beach house just off the PCH that she “lived in” (aka filmed). Her dad was one of my interior clients at the time. I designed many a model apartment for Dennis Cavallari.
It has sense been renovated with quite a bit of purple, and is on the market to rent for a mere $85 a month… no big deal.
Lauren has obviously continued her success and has her latest Beverly Hills residence featured in In Style. It’s perfection.
That show makes me incredibly nostalgic. It was completely scripted, but happened during my same stage of life. Anytime I hear Natasha Bedingfield’s Unwritten I am immediately taken back to my two story Dallas apartment with that tiny chocolate brown micro-fiber sectional. I think we’ve all grown from our interiors mistakes since then.
Imagery via InStyle, MTV, Zillow, Buzzfeed