Before moving to West LA, Lea lived in Hollywood: “that became very suffocating for me, with all the tour buses around,” she says. “I needed a home that would allow me to recover and breathe and recharge. I fell in love with this place the minute I saw it, just being so far from people, and really being in nature and in the mountains. It’s spacious, and you see so much green. This house is healing.”
Lea decorated her home with the help of interior decorator/fashion stylist Estee Stanley, creating an airy and comfortable space with added decorations like crystals and Buddha statues that were gifts from friends: “I accept them from people I care about and believe have good energy themselves,” Lea says.
Check out some more pics of Lea’s home below!
“A neutral palette works so well for me. It’s very calming,” Lea says of her living room.
“My mother recently gave me this china from my grandmother Sylvia, who was such a sweet, delicate woman. I’ll leave it for my own children someday.”
“Some of my records were passed down to me from my parents, but the Barbras and the Judys are mine. Obviously, anytime I can go to a record store, if I find Barbra, I take it.”
“When I’m home, I keep my diet vegetarian, almost vegan, and gluten-free,” Lea says.
Lea also likes to cook for friends while entertaining – including her latest specialty: a truffle, radicchio, and Parmesan pizza on whole-wheat crust.
“When I was a little girl, I used to play a game where I was a waitress, and I would say to my parents, ‘Can I take your order?’ I love asking people what they want to eat, and I love making it for them.”
“I asked the former owners of the house if I could keep their plants. I like how they connect with the greenery outside.”
“I made this room very inviting for my parents,” Lea says of her parents, who frequently visit from New York. “I wanted it to look kind of like a hotel: Casa de Michele.”
Be sure to check out the new issue of InStyle for Lea’s feature!