When it came to decorating her home with her writer husband Ted Griffin, there was only one thing Sutton Foster needed the space to have: lots of creativity!
Well, the 41-year-old actress took E! News on a tour throughout her New York City apartment, and to call the décor creative is an understatement. It's unique and trendy and whimsical in so many ways!
As you move from the living room to the office to the bedroom, it's filled with pops of bright colors and mismatched patterns, gorgeous trinkets and even her perfectly placed Tony Awards. And yet, despite the flawlessness of it, the apartment feels incredibly homey, welcoming and fun.
So how did Foster find the inspiration behind her beautiful home? It all started with a hot pink couch.
"It all stemmed off of this hot pink couch I saw, and I asked my husband, 'Do you think you can handle a hot pink couch?' And he said yes!" she explained to E! News. "So the entire apartment kind of stemmed from that really. And then we were like, 'OK, maybe we can throw in green and maybe we can throw in others colors.' So once we sort of picked those initial colors the rest of the apartment came together."
She also said the location and view from her home helped her come up with ideas for décor.
"A lot of it came from the view from the apartment because we are so high and have views of the water. I realized that the apartment can sort of handle color and brightness."
Foster also says she and her hubby hoped for the vibe of the home to reflect their creativeness as a couple.
"We knew we didn't want the apartment to feel precious or stuffy," she explained. "We wanted everything to have a sense of whimsy and fun and play and for it to feel like a creative explosion because I am a performer and my husband is a writer. So we really wanted it to feel that way—not to serious. This apartment does not take itself to seriously."
Despite his creativity as a writer, Ted left most of the decorating to Sutton. "It's not his thing," she admitted. "But I did force him to pick things he didn't like."
Thus, instead of going at it by herself, she hired interior decorators Michael Ostrow and Mike Harrison, and with the help of some finishing touches from HomeGoods, she said the process wasn't as drawn out as you might expect.
"It didn't take long," she admitted. "I will say that we did a lot when we first moved in, but honestly this was the finishing touches with Home Goods...Now I am like, 'Oh OK, now it feels like home.'"
While everything pretty much came together without a hitch, Sutton did admit to struggling with one room: the office (and maybe soon-to-be nursery).
"We have been trying to have a family so we kept it purposely neutral...We have been waiting to turn it into a babies room," she revealed. "But for now we have succombed to making it an office. We've been saying we won't finish it!"
As for her favorite room in her home, the actress chose the bedroom.
"The bedroom is my sanctuary," she said. "We have no electronics in here like a tv or anything because we really wanted it to be a super cozy, safe place...I think blues are such a great, calming color."
Check it out by taking a tour through Sutton's entire apartment in the gallery below!