David Harbour and Lily Allen’s AD Home Tour Is Very Floral
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Another day, another controversial home visit from Architectural Digest. After dropping Michael Imperioli’s White Lotus-esque Manhattan apartment tour last week, I didn’t think I could be surprised by a celebrity’s living quarters anymore. But I was wrong – completely wrong. This week’s “Open Door” featured David Harbor and Lily Allen’s Brooklyn townhouse, and, boy, is it…floral.
If you walk through Allen and Harbor’s house, chances are you’ll see floral wallpaper and you’ll wonder if you’re in a life-size dollhouse. While the kitchen is mostly white and beige, the rest of the house is all in color, starting with the living room, or the “Garden Room”. Complete with a double-sided green velvet sofa, matching chairs and accents, and floral wallpaper, the living room will delight anyone who’s ever dreamed of going to the secret garden without actually stepping outside. It’s quite impressive, but it’s the bathroom that really deserves closer inspection.
“When I lived in apartments in New York, I only had bathrooms. And there was a toilet, a shower, a sink, and a toothbrush,” Harbor said. I have a room where you can take a bath, or you can, for example, sit down.” To say this isn’t your average bathroom in New York would be an understatement. The room is part bath and part bathroom. living area, with a bathtub, two pink chairs, a fireplace, vanities made of chests of drawers inspired by those of French King Louis XVI at Versailles and fitted with swan taps – a request from Harbour, apparently. “I demanded a few things on this floor, the actor said before letting the AD cameraman into the bathroom. “I said, ‘I need swan taps.’ (There’s also a bigger swan faucet in the tub, or as Allen calls it, “The Big Swan Daddy.”) Those details are all worth unpacking, but the real headache is the carpet. floral.
Yes, there is carpet around the tub. The accompanying AD article assured fans worried about the detail that “the toilet and shower are in a completely different room.” But, respectfully, I’m still concerned about the carpet surrounding the tub — something the CDC actively warns about on its website. There’s also the big pink fridge, which I guess is also a precarious thing to put on a rug. The couple refrained from telling AD what’s actually inside the ‘space fridge’, as Harbor called it, but I’m not entirely convinced the giant structure isn’t a cryogenic pod used to keep Austin Powers alive.
The townhouse also features a windowless master bedroom painted in flamingo pink, which Allen calls a “bed womb,” two walk-in closets (guess which is the largest), a media room with a tiger-print rug, and a tiger-print sofa, and a personal sauna and cold tub aft. Even if it’s not your taste, it is undeniable that this house has personality. Of course, the internet is already divided in its opinions on the house, but I think we can unite against the carpet in a bathroom. It’s just asking for trouble.
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