Bend It Like LookNook: Kiera Knightley

Actress Keira Knightley, and her husband, James Righton are moving. Like most people, I’m always curious to take a peep inside the homes of the wildly successful and see how the other 2% live. The problem is that I’m not much of a cyber-stalker. If my curiosity is going to involve much more than a google image search, I’m out.

So, when I hear that someone of interest is selling their home, I’m often disappointed by the pictures available, because of course listing pictures are purposefully bland. Sometimes the property pictures are of the listing as it was prior to the current owner taking possession. In other words, the pictures we are seeing of Keira Knightley’s new house, may very well be the pictures from before she purchased, renovated and moved into the property. Or, maybe, she just likes the IKEA Poang chair.

Obviously, this practice thwarts my peeping habit, but it makes perfect sense from a privacy standpoint. If celebrity homes were listed and shown like average people’s houses, the paparazzi would be trolling the MLS in the 90210 zip code and hitting open houses like Charlie Sheen hits the “tiger blood.” Savvy photog/potential buyers would be ducking out of the garden tour to ‘use the bathroom,’ and then photographing the inside of the medicine cabinet. That’s just how it works, unfortunately.

And the rest of us, well, we are left to fill in the blanks. Does Keira Knightley shop at IKEA like some of these pictures suggest? Maybe. And that would be cool because I don’t care who you are, everyone gets sucked into the Big Blue Box once in awhile. But, judging from what we know about Keira Knightley’s interests and fashion sense, I’m gonna predict that when ELLE Decor finally features her new digs, it will be a glorious mix of styles, which is why Keira Knightley kicks off LookNook’s multi-part celebration of all things eclectic.

In the meantime, check out LookNook’s ode to Keira Knightley’s design vibe on a budget: the Cents and Sensibilities collection.


The detail and flair of this room match Keira’s eclectic style, while the price tag ($2300!) meets the ‘Cents’ requirements of the ‘Cents and Sensibilities’ collection. The sofa, side chair, and bookshelf are traditional, neutral and versatile, but next to the dark drum shaped coffee table they take on a high-end safari ‘glamping’ vibe. Accessories are colorful, textured and round out the thematic beauty of this living room.


This dining room meets the requirements for the Sensibilities part of the collection. Bold patterns and color combinations are offset by sleek wood pieces and a vintage-inspired wood barrel chandelier. A nice mix of modern, vintage, and rustic, this design paradise is a show-stopper.

Shannon Signature


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