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Like the Corner Bistro or Bleecker Street, Liv Tyler is synonymous with West Village living. A resident of one of Manhattan’s most charming neighbourhoods for the past two decades, Liv Tyler has been photographed infinite times, with and without her children, on her local streets—walking her dog, pushing a stroller, or running into her corner store to pick up a pantry staple.

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Actress Liv Tyler, sits in the master bedroom, on a chaise longue that she designed and had made herself, tassels and all. You would never know it, but the Venetian-style mirror that hangs on the wall opens to reveal the room’s flat-screen television.

Although she recently purchased a townhouse in London, she will always consider her lovingly restored, four-story townhouse on West 11th Street her home.

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When Liv Tyler first moved into her house she and her architect had hung an inexpensive pink Chinese paper lantern from the ceiling. Challenged by the room’s dimensions—Tyler needed something that could work in a really long, narrow room and that could be reflected in the mirror without being too much of a statement—she had a difficult time finding just the right chandelier. They ultimately landed on this piece, which is a collection of brass and pink strings and bulbs.
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The couch in the family’s parlour-floor library is a vintage Paul Evans piece from the late ’70s/early ’80s and has mirror panels on either end. Tyler had fallen in love with this Turkish woven striped rug from New York’s Double Knot carpet store so much that she decided to buy a bunch and stitch them together to create a single carpet that could work across the entire room.

It’s Liv Tyler’s devotion to the little things, those most special character-defining details, that turned her property’s renovation into absolute labour of love. Built-in the late 1800s, the brownstone had already been through a handful of incarnations by the time Liv Tyler purchased the building in 2001.

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The entire top floor serves as a master suite, which includes this light-filled and expansive walk-in closet.
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Tyler considers the kids’ bathroom to be her favourite room in the home.
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Three-year-old daughter Lula calls this room her own. A single bright red runner travels the stairs and hallways, from the top to the ground floor. Zoom in on the detail on the side of the staircase and you will see curlicue ornamentation. Liv Tyler says that this was one of the few original details they were able to salvage from the house when her soup-to-nuts renovation project began.

After meeting with a handful of architects, Liv Tyler decided to work with Ben Petreath, who had been with Fairfax and Sammons at the time.

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A pocket door with textured pink glass slides open to connect the closet with the master bathroom. Framed photos include one of Liv Tyler‘s grandmother, etiquette expert Dorothea Johnson, and one of her mother—model, musician, and author Bebe Buell. Others are stills from the film Stealing Beauty, which stars Liv Tyler. The actress and her architect Ben Pentreath found this vintage chandelier on one of their many visits to the famed Alfie’s Antique Market in London.

She and her team would spend hours at another West Village mainstay, the French eatery Tartine, poring over issues of World of Interiors, finding design inspiration for each and every facet of the renovation. While the interior design had held her interest, Liv Tyler was more than happy to join the crew and break a sweat as well.