Inside Lily Aldridge’s Nashville Home | Open Door




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.

If you happen to be driving through Nashville in December and see a stately brick Tudor Revival house spectacularly ablaze with holiday lights, you just might have hit on the dwelling of Lily Aldridge and Caleb Followill. 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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31 Comments

  1. a261mb
    August 10, 2018
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    I love this home!

  2. Cynthia Esqueda
    August 10, 2018
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    I love this style.

  3. Lily Craotic
    August 10, 2018
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    I love the clutters, as long as they are not dirty and put nicely, its good. Because a home is supposed to have these clutters to make you feel homey. I hate houses that looks so glassy and cold and full white. But enough with the books right???

  4. Djhonder Noel Gutierrez
    August 10, 2018
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    Her house looks like it's actually lived unlike those featured that seem staged for potential buyers to see. Love it!

  5. Anditonlygotbetter1
    August 10, 2018
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    very Alice in Wonderlandish

  6. Clara
    August 10, 2018
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    she is so casual… i mean, she looks so cool and chill. LOVE HER!

  7. Veronika
    August 10, 2018
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    Not my style but it’s so refreshing to see something different and homey. I see her personality in every piece. I feel like most celebrities don’t actually treasure their home items but it sounds like every little bit has meaning to her, which is awesome!

  8. Idzell N. Blanc
    August 10, 2018
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    It's not my style at all in interior design but apparently it looks comfortable and vintage for her. I was imagine something like that because of her personality

  9. Alexandra Hemmer
    August 10, 2018
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    She's not an animal, but she's my spirit animal. We are the same Lily <3

  10. Julious Bass
    August 10, 2018
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    i dont get it

  11. Missy O'Reilly
    August 10, 2018
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    I am loving her dress; anyone know where it's from or who it's designed by?

  12. Lineth Gonzalez
    August 10, 2018
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    So many patterns and colors so not my style but it really looks cozy, pretty and somehow it works

  13. Hoo Me
    August 10, 2018
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    Love her personality ❤️❤️

  14. Prerna Sinha
    August 10, 2018
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    Loved it..😘

  15. Taley
    August 10, 2018
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    This is my favorite tour AD has done because not only is her house more my style than any others, but it looks like an actual home! I love the personal touches of the photo of her grandma, the art and the books her dad designed. So often the tours are a lot of “and we got this random bowl in France one time.” I love the character as well as the design of the home!

  16. Sheila Grant
    August 10, 2018
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    wow. this place looks like the set of a horror movie. so scary

  17. Chen shuni
    August 10, 2018
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    I enjoyed it.

  18. Lily Ballot Jones
    August 10, 2018
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    that giant rabbit man thing in the corner of her daughters room is so creepy hahah its such a beautiful house though

  19. Cameron Smith
    August 10, 2018
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    I love Lily!! She has a awesome personality

  20. Kim McKibbin
    August 10, 2018
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    Beautifully Boho!

  21. Das Bienchen
    August 10, 2018
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    Why would you show your house to strangers?! And who wants to see that? Losers.

  22. Run The Atlas
    August 10, 2018
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    Wow so much goin on 🤩

  23. S
    August 10, 2018
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    This is the first time I've heard a celebrity say that they cook meals in the kitchen.

  24. Anna Kharlamova
    August 10, 2018
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    3:51 – best moment! Cheers to the editor!

  25. Summer A
    August 10, 2018
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    Oh this home is stunning 😍

  26. Diana O
    August 10, 2018
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    She's so down to earth ❤ I'm in love with Lily 😭

  27. Sr Ve
    August 10, 2018
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    loolllll a wiiu

  28. Cam Bond
    August 10, 2018
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    I'm a HUGE fan of Caleb Followill. It's cool because I see aspects of his personality in the house as well. Beside the old pictures of young KOL, the Blaze Foley Portrait who inspired the band's single 'Reverend'. The Kitchen, spacious for cooking. -the guy said he'd be a chef if the music didn't work. I love it 🙂

  29. ChloëvD
    August 10, 2018
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    I read "Lisa Eldridge" x) Would be awesome to see her house!!

  30. Isabella Aust
    August 10, 2018
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    Anyone else spying a baby belly??🤗👀🤷‍♀️🤰

  31. kaiyee
    August 10, 2018
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    It is true that the house has a lot of things, and patterns. But that's what make her space feels personal

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