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Lauren Conrad on Holiday Plans and Decorating a Home with Husband, William: 'Everything Can't Be Pink'

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Lauren Conrad can’t keep her guests out of the kitchen.

“No matter where I’m trying to entertain, everybody always ends up in the kitchen,” the fashion designer and lifestyle maven tells Good Housekeeping in the mag’s December issue. “I try to drag them to other rooms. I’m like, ‘Come on guys, I’ve decorated this whole room,’ but they don’t care. They’re like, ‘The cheese platter is here.’”

Although she’s been known to pull out all the stops for her perfectly Pinterest-worthy gatherings, the former Hills star keeps things refreshingly laid-back when it comes to her everyday outings with husband William Tell, 36.

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Justin Coit/Good Housekeeping
Justin Coit/Good Housekeeping

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“When William and I go on a date, it’s pretty casual,” she says. “We have a local sushi place that we really like to go to. I love a place that you don’t have to put makeup on to go to. You can just go, have a glass of wine, eat dinner, and have a really relaxing night. Those are our favorite nights because we have busy days.”

Planning a night out might be easy for the couple, but putting together their blended home was a little trickier. “When we got our first place together, I definitely had to learn to compromise,” she says, adding that the change was good for her. “I think he’s toned down my girly a little bit, which is good because I’m an adult and everything can’t be pink. It’s fun.”

Justin Coit/Good Housekeeping
Justin Coit/Good Housekeeping

With two successful clothing lines, one might assume that Conrad would dress to the nines during the holiday season. But on Christmas morning you’ll find the 30-year-old sporting just one statement piece: PJs.

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“One of my favorite new traditions, which is from my husband William’s family, is going over on Christmas morning in our pajamas,” Conrad says. “It’s really sweet — his mom drops off a set for me so we’ll all match.”

For more details on Conrad’s holidays at home, pick up this issue of Good Housekeeping, on newsstands November 15.