House Tour | Emmy Rossum

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We are thrilled to take you on a house tour of Actress Emmy Rossum’s European style NYC apartment. Emmy, popular for her role as Fiona Gallagher in Shameless, grew up in NYC but only just purchased her first fixer in the city. From the ‘after’ shots, you would never imagine the space being anything but beautiful – of course, with the help of Elle Décor, we expected nothing less.

From the antique European living room, complete with beautiful built-ins and an intricate fireplace to the baroque-inspired dining area with original parquet flooring and glamorous chandelier, this apartment feels like it’s oceans away from the bustling streets of New York.

The deep moldings look like they could be original to the building but clever design and aging techniques transformed the space from ordinary to Parisian oasis.

Rossum explains that she wanted “chic, European, the look of a modern girl who has inherited her grandmother's stuff. I wanted it to have a young energy, but with old-fashioned touches.”

The kitchen, our personal favorite space in the house, not the least because of the Frosty Carrina counters, is expansive for the 800 sq ft apartment.

Custom cabinets disguise the dishwasher, washer/dryer, and refrigerator. She chose to demolish part of the kitchen wall to make room for a breakfast bar that opened the space to more light and usable counterspace.

Even the stove mirrors the antique feel through the apartment!

Though the renovation took 7 months of hard work, quick decisions, and lots of dust, Emmy isn’t afraid of another renovation!

“There’s an amazing sense of accomplishment. I’m hoping one day to gut a townhouse. That would just be the ultimate.”

We love Emmy’s style and couldn’t help but showcase a peek inside her closet. We are inspired by the genius organization tactics for jackets, dresses, and shoes! A place for everything and everything in its place.

The apartment’s one bathroom is lined with marble from top to bottom – for a glamorous, custom apartment, even the smallest spaces need the same attention and love.

From Paris to New York, Emmy’s apartment is full of subtle detail and casual elegance. We love Emmy’s style and can’t wait to see the ultimate townhouse renovation she has in mind!

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