I’ve always thought actress Busy Philipps would be a fun shopping companion. In my girl crush fantasy, she convinces me to try on some outlandish sequined thing I’d never pick out myself. We gossip about Katie Holmes while deciding between a pair of chunky heels and stilettos. During lunch, there’s too much wine. Credits cards get maxed out at Chanel.
In reality, however, the actress would steer me away from luxury super stores and we’d spend all day at the flea market. As a decorating enthusiast, she spends most of her free time searching for vintage furniture, dishware and art. This passion is something she shares with her Cougar Town co-star, Courteney Cox. In fact, the two have collectively amassed so many treasures that they are parting with a few favorites on homegoods site One Kings Lane.
From now until Sunday, select pieces from Busy and Courteney’s houses are up for grabs, along with with their favorite picks from One King’s Lane’s incredible inventory. There’s an eclectic mix of products, like colorful ceramic vases and a framed lithograph of Barbie. And most things are actually pretty affordable. Save for a few very extravagant items, (I’m looking at you $7,499 antique ceremonial Chinese bed!), most of the prices run between $45 and $400. And you can feel really great about your purchase for another reason, too. Proceeds from the event will benefit a The Art of Elysium, a charity for young children battling serious medical conditions.
Yesterday, as she prepared for the listings to go live, I chatted a bit with Busy about her interest in home decor and why this partnership is so important to her. Of course, I couldn’t help slipping in a few questions about her personal style (you know, in case we ever DO go on that shopping trip…) and BFF—the girl crush of our entire office—Michelle Williams. Keep reading to see what she had to say and visit Onekingslane.com to shop the sale now.
What initially sparked your interest in home decor and how would you describe your decorating style?
Well, I am a Cancer, so my shell is very important to me. I’ve always believed in surrounding yourself with comfortable beautiful environment, especially if you’re somebody who works hard and who spends a lot of time away from home. If you’re out on location a lot—you know, shooting a television show requires a lot of time out of your home—you want the time in your home to be extra restful and peaceful. And you want it to be everything that makes you feel relaxed. I’ve always enjoyed vintage pieces. I like going to flea markets, I like going to antique shops. I like finding rare pieces that add something to my room.