Inside Mindy Kaling’s Bright & Colorful Homes
Mindy Kaling has never shied away from color and prints on the red carpet or on her hit show The Mindy Project — and her style at home is just as bold as her wardrobe. With a baby on the way, the actress recently moved into a family-friendly Los Angeles home with a sprawling backyard, and we’re sharing a look at the outdoor oasis. The recently revamped space takes a sophisticated approach to color, with a vivid, watery palette. On the East Coast, her New York pied-à-terre follows suit, with crisp white walls that let saturated hues sing.
Click through to take a virtual tour of the actress’s NYC apartment and her L.A. backyard.
Out on the terrace in Mindy’s L.A. home, a dining and seating area was arranged parallel to one another. Bright pillows and garden stools break up the navy furniture.
Teak wood was the pick for both the dining and seating areas as it’s resistant to weather, rot and parasites.
In case Mindy wants to throw an A-list baby shower, there’s a second table placed beneath a pergola with a console that can be used as a bar or buffet.
For a bright and summery look, blue ceramics and glassware brighten up the tabletop.
Lanterns on the steps leading up to the terrace are perfect for evening affairs.
No outdoor oasis is complete without a pool. Mindy’s even has a scalloped cabana, which provides shade for a row of loungers upholstered in nautical navy stripes.
Over on the East Coast, Mindy’s NYC pad has a Moroccan, mid-century vibe. “If it was up to me, every inch of this place would be covered with some kind of tchotchke,” says Mindy. In the living room, a sectional upholstered in stain-resistant Crypton is balanced by a patterned pouf.
A vintage kilim rug anchors the space, while a Noguchi-style coffee table softens the graphic patterns.
Custom prints to the left and above the sofa add a graphic note.
A throw with playful red tassels is just what this neutral sofa needs.
A mid-century console is topped with sky-blue ceramics.
A white Tulip table paired with modern chairs is offset by an unexpected yellow and pink print.
The brass detail on these barstools add a glam touch to the minimalist kitchen.
A trio of Moroccan accessories — a throw, pillow and pouf — continue the global look into the bedroom.
Brass nailheads accent the beige headboard while a black wall sconce adds a hint of contrast.
A stunning Ushak rug adds style under the mid-century dresser.
In the guest bedroom, bold primary striped pillows are a graphic counterpoint to the headboard’s fine lines — pattern play at its finest.
Two large prints by David Grey and a vintage dresser topped with a round mirror make a standout focal point.