Inside Lily Aldridge's Nashville Home | Open Door | Architectural Digest

  • Published: 08 August 2018
  • In this episode of 'Open Door', Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit supermodel Lily Aldridge gives Architectural Digest a tour of the cozy Nashville home she shares with her husband Caleb Followill and their daughter.

    While she is admittedly better known as a Victoria’s Secret bombshell and face of Bulgari than an overzealous homemaker, and her other half as the lead singer of rock band Kings of Leon, the couple, parents to six-year-old daughter Dixie, enthusiastically put family life center stage when they’re off duty.

    When it comes to model–rocker unions, domesticity is a somewhat foreign concept. Studio 54 set the stage for Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall’s glamorous courtship. Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour’s volatile romance played out in a series of music videos that ended with her in a coffin (not surprisingly, their unscripted relationship fizzled in almost as dramatic a fashion). But for Aldridge and Followill, who rarely make public appearances à deux, the theatrics appear to be reserved for their charming abode, composed of grand archways, Persian carpets, and a gloriously tiled kitchen. “Home is everything,” says the California native, who relocated to Nashville after meeting her Tennessee-born husband more than a decade ago.

    Dixie’s birth sparked the couple’s move from a kicky condo located near the city’s nightlife scene and sports arena to “a home near a great school,” Aldridge says of how their priorities shifted upon becoming parents. She immediately fell in love with this one: “It was beautiful, comfy, cozy.” She pauses. “My husband, on the other hand, wanted to move into a different house.” To help persuade him that the Tudor Revival, though a bit old-fashioned in appearance, was the perfect address, she called on designers and close friends Louisa Pierce and Emily Ward of Pierce & Ward. The duo count Karen Elson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Dakota Johnson among their starry clientele, and Pierce had previously decorated Aldridge and Followill’s condo.

    We both travel a lot for work, but we do everything in our power to have a normal life here.

    A recognition of the 1930 house’s good bones helped seal the deal: wood floors, beamed ceilings, expansive windows. “I love those details, and they’re hard to re-create,” Aldridge explains. Her husband gave in, and in the span of just four months, during much of which Followill was on tour and Aldridge out of town on modeling assignments, Pierce and Ward renovated and decorated every square inch of the place.

    For the decor, Aldridge presented the designers with a Pinterest board of inspirations ranging from romantic English country houses to exotic Moroccan riads. “We were all on the same page,” says Ward, who, with Pierce, cheerfully scavenged antiques stores and eBay for eclectica such as leather club chairs, poufs, chandeliers, and a mélange of midcentury-modern pieces.

    Each room is imbued with a relaxed, family-friendly elegance. The kitchen features open cabinetry with a decorative retro tile backsplash, and it’s where Followill holds court.

    The living room is framed in arched bookshelves with a fireplace she keeps crackling “until it’s unbearably hot outside” and a pair of club chairs that remind her of the ones her artist father had in his studio during her youth. “The leather was literally peeling off the seats,” she recalls.

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Comments • 989

  • S
    S  4 days back

    My favorite of all !!

    • Tyler Ray
      Tyler Ray  1 weeks back


      • MCEdits
        MCEdits  2 weeks back

        She gives me Blair Waldorf vibes. It it just me?

        • Krutika Zambre
          Krutika Zambre  3 weeks back

          Major Monika vibes

          • Tarryn Bailey
            Tarryn Bailey  3 weeks back

            Her dress reminds me of Mark Ronson's wallpaper
            lol I watch way too much AD.

            • Anthoney
              Anthoney  3 weeks back

              Where is Caleb? (Anthony)

              • Vikram Sharma
                Vikram Sharma  3 weeks back

                Vintage home...

                • dinosaur rex
                  dinosaur rex  3 weeks back

                  lily is smart, as always

                  • jidoribeer9
                    jidoribeer9  3 weeks back

                    Where is Caleb Followill

                    • Bren Urbina
                      Bren Urbina  4 weeks back

                      My favorite home

                      • Bunny Musa
                        Bunny Musa  4 weeks back

                        Its suffocating... so many stuff in there 😜😜😜

                        • Captain Jack Sparrow
                          Captain Jack Sparrow  4 weeks back

                          Farewell, my lady.

                          • Mary Smith
                            Mary Smith  4 weeks back

                            Who is she?

                            • Nastashia Young
                              Nastashia Young  1 months back

                              Omg your home reminds me of Harry Potter and I LOVE it!

                              • Mike Dziak
                                Mike Dziak  1 months back

                                You cant say " master bedroom "? What a sissy but you said it 10 seconds later.

                                • Iliana Panayotova
                                  Iliana Panayotova  1 months back

                                  What a wonderful house, such a character in it and the same time so warm and cozy. I recognized a painting of Vladimir Dimitrov in the living room.

                                  • Henry Grand
                                    Henry Grand  1 months back

                                    Like a grandmas house

                                    • Manuel Veytia
                                      Manuel Veytia  1 months back

                                      The rabbit in the daughter's room was super creepy

                                      • Michelle Jolly
                                        Michelle Jolly  1 months back

                                        What a beautiful home filled with character, soul & warmth... Love it! ❤️

                                        • Lexi Victoria
                                          Lexi Victoria  2 months back

                                          I love this!

                                          • norawr
                                            norawr  2 months back

                                            Her dress is like Marc Ronson's favorite wallpaper!

                                            • Eunice Albinda
                                              Eunice Albinda  2 months back

                                              IM OBSESSED

                                              • littleclay
                                                littleclay  2 months back

                                                - ...clear out all that sh!t, and then have plenty of room to do other stuff/things/activities 😇

                                                • juan altredo
                                                  juan altredo  2 months back

                                                  looks like a typical cosy english house with a warm personality, love it

                                                  • Danielle Denae
                                                    Danielle Denae  2 months back

                                                    Love her daughters play room! So boho and chic!

                                                    • Uruba -
                                                      Uruba -  2 months back

                                                      never seen a celebrity house with more personality

                                                      • Jennifer Lorence
                                                        Jennifer Lorence  2 months back

                                                        So Victorian, I love it, love it, love it.

                                                        • zApple769
                                                          zApple769  2 months back

                                                          Absolutely beautiful home!

                                                          • ℳ.
                                                            ℳ.  2 months back

                                                            Love this house! Not exactly my style, but it's full of personality and extremely well designed

                                                            • Tipsy Red Rooster
                                                              Tipsy Red Rooster  2 months back

                                                              My favorite AD home interior video

                                                              • Slavomíra Nemčíková
                                                                Slavomíra Nemčíková  2 months back

                                                                finally someone gave name to my aesthetics: *English countryside meets Morocco*
                                                                so gorgeous

                                                                • Catherine Malian
                                                                  Catherine Malian  2 months back


                                                                  • Night Wolf
                                                                    Night Wolf  2 months back

                                                                    Where is Marshall?

                                                                    • Catherine Claire
                                                                      Catherine Claire  2 months back

                                                                      Her color pallette throughout the home is beautiful.

                                                                      • Natia Nebunishvili
                                                                        Natia Nebunishvili  2 months back

                                                                        Beautiful but too crowded! Gives me a headache.. :D

                                                                        • Sussan Martinez
                                                                          Sussan Martinez  2 months back

                                                                          I don't know who she is but her house is maybe one of the NICEST i have seen in these AD videos... I LOVED IT ALL!! cosy.. vintage.. beautiful.. comfortable.. I want this house pls pls.. love it!!

                                                                          • JDMime
                                                                            JDMime  2 months back

                                                                            I like your house, but you ain't Audrey Hepburn, honey

                                                                            • Kate Hillenbrand
                                                                              Kate Hillenbrand  2 months back

                                                                              I have no clue who this person is, but I like her taste.

                                                                              • esterzach
                                                                                esterzach  2 months back

                                                                                Ok the last thing I was expecting to see in the house of an american model is a bulgarian painting on the wall at 0.26... I would love to know how this end up in there...

                                                                                • Sandra Montes
                                                                                  Sandra Montes  2 months back

                                                                                  You made me feel at home with you and then your home young lady.

                                                                                  • Steve A
                                                                                    Steve A  2 months back

                                                                                    She's annoying!!

                                                                                    • Mobashshira Islam
                                                                                      Mobashshira Islam  2 months back

                                                                                      This house reminds me of horror movie houses🙄 her daughter's room is like the daughter's room of Annabelle😥 giving me a horror vive😱 so dark😥😥😥

                                                                                      • Ildikó Romanoczki
                                                                                        Ildikó Romanoczki  2 months back

                                                                                        Her house is gorgeous! I would move in any day 😁

                                                                                        • Mary Powers
                                                                                          Mary Powers  2 months back

                                                                                          I love your style!

                                                                                          • Lou
                                                                                            Lou  2 months back

                                                                                            Oh my god I love this house

                                                                                            • Bee G
                                                                                              Bee G  2 months back

                                                                                              This house stresses me out a bit but she seems wonderful.

                                                                                              • Anne D
                                                                                                Anne D  2 months back

                                                                                                She has amazing taste. What a gorgeous house Lily!

                                                                                                • lou naa
                                                                                                  lou naa  2 months back

                                                                                                  Finally a home looks like homes