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 • 993

  • Brenda Lambert
    Brenda Lambert  1 days back

    So nice to see a house that's a Home.

    • M Ramos
      M Ramos  3 days back

      Love the interiors done by Pierce and Ward.

      • Regina Kwon
        Regina Kwon  6 days back

        Love it

        • Ani Sukiasyan
          Ani Sukiasyan  6 days back

          Good I liked. By the way she's the 1st person who has something on her feet. Everybody's with bare feet

          • S
            S  2 weeks back

            My favorite of all !!

            • Tyler Ray
              Tyler Ray  2 weeks back


              • MCEdits
                MCEdits  3 weeks back

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

                • Krutika Zambre
                  Krutika Zambre  4 weeks back

                  Major Monika vibes

                  • Tarryn Bailey
                    Tarryn Bailey  4 weeks back

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

                    • Anthoney
                      Anthoney  4 weeks back

                      Where is Caleb? (Anthony)

                      • Vikram Sharma
                        Vikram Sharma  4 weeks back

                        Vintage home...

                        • dinosaur rex
                          dinosaur rex  4 weeks back

                          lily is smart, as always

                          • jidoribeer9
                            jidoribeer9  4 weeks back

                            Where is Caleb Followill

                            • Bren Urbina
                              Bren Urbina  1 months back

                              My favorite home

                              • Bunny Musa
                                Bunny Musa  1 months back

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

                                • Captain Jack Sparrow
                                  Captain Jack Sparrow  1 months back

                                  Farewell, my lady.

                                  • Mary Smith
                                    Mary Smith  1 months 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  2 months back

                                              The rabbit in the daughter's room was super creepy

                                              • Michelle Jolly
                                                Michelle Jolly  2 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  3 months back

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

                                                                                          • Steve A
                                                                                            Steve A  3 months back

                                                                                            She's annoying!!

                                                                                            • Mobashshira Islam
                                                                                              Mobashshira Islam  3 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  3 months back

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

                                                                                                • Mary Powers
                                                                                                  Mary Powers  3 months back

                                                                                                  I love your style!