Winnie Harlow has always had a unique look and air about her since busting through the fashion scene in 2014 as a model contestant on the 21st cycle of the hit television series America’s Next Top Model. But what sets her apart, aside from her vitiligo skin condition and drop-dead gorgeous features, is how down-to-earth she seems. Coming off the heels of the pandemic, Harlow was ready to make a serious life change. Although she relocated to Los Angeles for more space then, she was ready to find a permanent place to call home, especially after her lease in New York City ended. So, house hunting became her main quarantine hobby, allowing her to close on a newly built five-bedroom, 4,847 square feet property in Hollywood. After flipping through the pages of Architectural Digest to find an interior designer for her home, she landed on Bullard, who also designed RuPaul’s fabulous abode.
The entrepreneur and founder of Cay Skin recently opened her doors to Architectural Digest to highlight the work of the noted interior designer who curated the home to embody “calm energy, but a sense of glamour” to the space as told to the publication.
Since the house was new and didn’t need many renovations, Harlow and Bullard decided to main the white, neutral base while layering strong materials and cool textures. Black accents added drama to the kitchen and living room and naturally played into a monochromatic palette. Boucle chairs, footstools, lush white furry rugs, and porcelain marble fireplaces add a cozy and inviting touch. Of course, the model’s home wouldn’t be complete without a few glam and vintage statement pieces, like a pair of brass palm-leaf floor lamps by Tommaso Barbi from the 1970s, one powder room is covered in a custom wallpaper made out of Harlow’s test sheets for Zac Posen’s spring 2020 campaign, a vanity set, and photographs of fashion icons like Beverly Johnson and Grace Jones throughout as an homage to the Black models that came before her.
“I didn’t want it to be just me, so I thought it’d be beautiful to walk around my house and feel inspired,” said Harlow. “These amazing Black women are people who made pathways for me to walk. I get to wake up every day and see those trailblazers on my wall.”
Despite the glamour, several items from CB2, Soho Home, and The Shade Store are featured in her home. As Bullard notes, “There’s great design on every budget; it just takes weeding it out and finding the right fit.”
To help you bring a bit of high fashion and luxury to your home in the same fun and chic way, we compiled several decor must-haves inspired by the gems in Harlow’s home. From your vanity set to a glass coffee table and budget-friendly boucle chairs, we’ve got you covered with elegant but budget-friendly decor additions for any home.
Makeup Vanity Desk Stool Set with Lighted Mirror & USB Power Outlet
Get ready like a star with this Makeup Vanity Desk Stool Set! The elegant gold frame and white/black tabletop, made of medium-density fiberboard, can easily match any room decor. Equipped with 10 bulb lights and 3 lighting colors, this dressing table provides adjustable brightness and a Hollywood dressing room atmosphere.Available at
Marvelously mathematic with its graceful geometry, this Roza Coffee Table overflows with a sense of continuous movement that glamorously redefines your décor. Roza reinvents the classic pedestal base with two open corners holding aloft a clear glass circular top, seamlessly accenting any interior.
The only element of carbon footprint is transportation from the artisan to you. Artisans use natural dyes and hand-applied finishes for a one-of-a-kind art piece. The carver cuts to size, and shapes and defines the stone using only basic hand tools. Cherish this one-of-a-kind piece. The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size, and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. The natural stone finish has unique striations and occasional colors in the soapstone, such as gray or orange.
Coco Round Smoked Amber Glass Hurricane Candle Holder Large
Rounded silhouette gives handblown smoked glass hurricane a slightly retro vibe. Flame dances through the glass when used as a pillar holder, but we also like it as a decorative vase holding faux or dried blooms. CB2 exclusive.Available at
Bring hints of the natural world indoors with this artificial fiddle leaf tree, showcasing authentic-looking leaves that feel real to the touch and fan out in vivid green hues. Standing high from its planter, it looks lovely in a hallway entrance, kitchen or sleep space.Available at
Simple, exquisite, and timeless. The Kaia Plinth collection lets the natural beauty of marble shine through with its minimalist silhouette and skilful craftsmanship. Its clean lines and geometric profile make it an exceptional canvas to highlight the rich veining, deep texture, and stunning finish of the marble.