These Celebrities Are Just as Obsessed with HomeGoods as the Rest of Us
The lure of a well-stocked HomeGoods is a force no decorating fiend can resist — including celebrities!
The popular décor destination, known for its huge selection of affordable (and occasionally offbeat) finds, is a favorite resource of any budget decorator. But the discount store, whose parent company TJX Cos. recently launched a new chain of stores in the U.S., has also garnered a list of celebrity fans who, like us, will never pass up the chance to spend an afternoon filling their carts with candles, coasters and “Champagne” signs.
1. Malin Akerman
“The start of the year is a perfect time to hit refresh on your home,” the Billions actress told PEOPLE of her recent mini makeover with HomeGoods. She focused on incorporating pops of color and keeping with the “Moroccan and rustic with a bit of modern elegance” vibe of the rest of the L.A. house she shares with her son, Sebastian. When it comes to her best tips for redecorating, the Swedish actress suggested to “start with the key pieces and build outward,” as she did with a pair of blue velvet chairs (pictured above).
2. Adrienne Bailon Houghton
The Real cohost decked out her Bel Air home for the holidays with finds from HomeGoods to create a pastel winter wonderland, using decorations like a rose gold Christmas tree and $10 mother of pearl star. “I literally was amazed with how many festive finds I grabbed there,” the Cheetah Girls alum told PEOPLE of her partnership with the brand. She even admitted to taking her love for the chain store to the next level when she’s traveling. “My first thing when I check into a hotel, I’m like, ‘Okay, where is the nearest HomeGoods?'”
3. Karamo Brown
The Queer Eye star teamed up with HomeGoods to transform a student lounge at his alma matter, Florida A&M University (FAMU), in order to give the communal space a chic and inspiring “refresh.” Brown brightened up the lounge with affordable back-to-school finds to create a “Zen” nook, game area, fully-stocked study spaces and more. “It’s now a perfect spot for students to chill out and let their minds recoup after a busy day or in between classes,” Brown told PEOPLE. “I hope the new layout brings the students a better balance of work and fun. When you’re in college, you work so hard, it’s important to remember to give yourself a break!”
4. JoAnna Garcia Swisher
To gear up for a summer of entertaining loved ones, the Reba alum and founder of The Happy Place blog revamped her and husband Nick Swisher’s outdoor space at their Los Angeles home into a vibrant oasis, using only items from HomeGoods. “It’s endless inspiration for me,” the actress, 39, tells PEOPLE of the celeb-favorite store. “And for someone that entertains as much as I do, it’s so incredible. I really believe in having new moments and different kinds of parties and my themes are always changing,” she explains, adding, “It really gives me the opportunity to get creative.” From incorporating colorful outdoor rugs and whimsical plant pots with plenty of greenery, the mom-of-two shares that the new décor “really brought to life the way we use the home.”
5. Vanessa Lachey
The Top Chef Jr. host transformed her and husband Nick Lachey‘s L.A. home into a winter wonderland primed for holiday entertaining, finding room for everything from a life-size sleigh full of presents to a hot cocoa station. With help from HomeGoods, the former TRL host created a holiday style she describes as “kind of a modern cabin feel,” thanks to pops of buffalo plaid (her new obsession) and larger-than-life decorative items like Nutcrackers.
The rising country star loaded up on “Bohemian Western” pieces from the home store while redecorating the music room in her eclectic Nashville home. Choosing bright pieces like a furry piano bench, a bright blue swivel chair and shadow boxes to hang her favorite Dolly Parton records, the “Queens Don’t” singer transformed her space into a true creative oasis.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star stocked up on dorm decor for her daughter Sophia Umansky’s new college digs. The mom-daughter duo left the L.A. store with bags full of colorful hangers, bedding and desk supplies after a successful shopping day. Sophia graduated high school in May and visited a college in Washington, D.C. in April, when her dad, Mauricio, told Bravo she hadn’t yet decided where she was going.
The Real Housewives of New York star took over the store’s Instagram Story to document her pre-holiday party shopping spree. From the looks of it, her guests can expect some very festive cocktails mixed in a gold shaker, the furriest faux throw and one enormous chocolate Santa.
9. Anna Camp
Camp and then-husband Skylar Astin, who starred together in Pitch Perfect and split in April 2019, found more home goodies than could fit in a single cart-load on a Sept. 2017 visit. “Sometimes you just gotta hit those Labor Day sales @homegoods with ur hubby,” she captioned an Instagram of the pair having a star turn on the store’s security camera.
10. Kristin Cavallari
The Hills vet is captured here with the true mark of a successful HomeGoods run: a bag full of goodies and a proud expression signaling a decorating job well done.
11. Sutton Foster
The Younger actress is all about her HomeGoods finds. She joined forces with the store and designer-artist Mike Harrison to put together a pretty pink palette in her New York City apartment that captured her colorful spirit. The Broadway star is such a fan that she also decked out her dressing room with HomeGoods finds too.
12. Allison Holker and Stephen “tWitch” Boss
The young couple, who met while competing on So You Think You Can Dance, teamed up with designer Amy Lipnis to outfit their home with affordable pieces that works hard and play harder. “Something that’s so up our alley is the games we have from HomeGoods,” Boss told PEOPLE in February. “We are a gaming family. We don’t have them hidden away in a box somewhere, they actually add to the décor, which is really cool.”
13. Tamar Braxton
Tamar Braxton’s HomeGoods hunt led her to find the centerpiece of her home bar: a champagne sign she found for $99. “It was just the icing on the cake,” the reality star told PEOPLE last year.
14. Melissa McCarthy
Caught in the act: Melissa McCarthy was photographed wheeling out two carts-worth of goodies, a feat that required getting a little help from an employee.
15. Lance Bass
An animal statue is what spoke to Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin when they made a stop at their local store. “When we went to Africa we went on a safari,” Bass says. “We were introduced to this animal, the Impala, which I had never heard of. The day we got back from Africa we went into HomeGoods and saw this staring at us and we were like ‘We have to get this guy.’”
16. Kelly Killoren Bensimon
The former Real Housewives of New York star attended the opening of a HomeGoods in Manhattan. Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen, also formerly of RHONY, and designer Nate Berkus were on site for the festivities as well.
17. The Characters of Big Little Lies
HomeGoods even makes appearances on the small screen. Reese Witherspoon’s beach house on the HBO series Big Little Lies sports plenty of the store’s beach-inspired décor. “I go in with two of my buyers and everyone gets a cart and we start a wagon train,” set decorator Amy Wells tells PEOPLE of her shopping process at the store. “We go through, fill a cart, line up at the cashier, the cashier looks at us like, ‘Oh my god, what are you guys doing?’ and then we go for another round.”