For two weekends in April, thousands flock to the Palm Springs area for Coachella — a music festival that also features art and culinary wonders. The experience will be captured via social media and the celebrities are always front and center for the headliners including Lady Gaga, who was added after Beyoncé canceled her headlining spot, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar. And even if you aren’t able to go to the fields in Indio, California or soak up the sun and heat of the desert, there are simple, inexpensive ways to bring the party to your home thanks to Lulu Brud.
The Pretty Little Liars actress, who also shares her passion for interior design on her lifestyle site Of The Wolves, is known for turning spaces in homes and outdoors into their own sanctuary and oasis. She even helped take Suits star Patrick J. Adams’ bus, which was used in his wedding to Troian Bellisario in December 2016, into a multi-purpose vessel. “The premise was to create a cozy vehicle that could bring some of the wedding party up to the location, serve as transportation for all of the men to come into the wedding and a lounge that could be a late night hang,” she tells HELLO!.
Click through for ways the festival-loving actress can make your space Coachella ready from the decor to a must-serve cocktail.
Photos: Instagram/@ladyluofthewolves/Taren Maroun
Forever Flower Crowns
"What would Coachella be without flower crowns? The ladies of Thistle & Seed have created some of the most incredible silk crowns that will last long after the dusts of Coachella have settled and can brighten up the darkest of days. Seriously, try to be sad while wearing a flower crown!"
Flower Garland Photo Wall
"Make a fun photo wall in your living room or in your own backyard with fresh flowers! While I normally like sourcing flowers locally and seasonally from our flower market in L.A., I picked up these beauties from Trader Joes just to prove that you can make this little garland anytime, anywhere. Snap and share your photos from your stay-at-home Coachella in front of this beautiful backdrop!"
"It's not just for clothes! Bring some fun whimsical fringe into your home in the form of a Spoke Woven dreamcatcher or macrame holders with plants. Or in my case, generally both."
"Coachella is bursting with green life in the midst of all of the desert dust-- from cacti, to the palm trees to the greens of the polo field. Introduce a little bit of Palm Springs plant life into your own home by making planters like these DIY painted terra cotta pots from Of The Wolves."
"Coachella can be blisteringly hot in the desert sun, so finding pockets of shade is always the mission. Shield yourself from the sun by building a backyard fort. A tiny teepee like this one from Heritage Mercantile Co. is versatile and can be used outdoors or in your living room."
"Coachella is full of colors--from the wardrobe of its attendees to the art installations that abound on the fields. Bring the pops of color into your own home with the wire drum table from Bend Goods or these little felt ball garlands."
Floor Pillow Pile
"Sitting directly on the floor can be uncomfortable so throw some pillows on the floor and voila! Suddenly a hard space becomes more inviting for lounging. I love using textiles to bring in pops of color and texture to a space! These pillows are Peruvian and come from the travels of Our Open Road. Procuring beautiful sustainably made textiles for your home and directly supporting the artisans of the wares...always a win-win in my book."
Into the Night
"Take your day party into the evening hours with lots of candles and lanterns. Candles are my favorite inexpensive way to make a house feel like a home and keep the conversation flowing until the wee hours."
"A little bit sweet. A little bit spicy. A whole lot of electrolytes. You always need to stay hydrated out on the polo fields, so why not emulate it at home too?"
Recipe: muddle 1/4 of a jalapeño + juice of 1/2 a lime + 1 1/2 oz. coconut water + 1 oz. light coconut milk + 1 1/2 oz silver tequila + 1 oz triple sec.
Combine all in a shaker with ice, strain into glass with fresh ice cubes. Salt + cayenne rim optional.