Haley Lu Richardson Partners With Lovesac Alongside Travis Barker & More
I spent hours on the couch browsing Netflix, working from home, and using it as a place for my friends to crash after impromptu visits. Here’s the thing: couches– just like most home decor – can be quite expensive. Although the instinct for many may be to buy the easiest, cheapest thing you find online; having an investment piece that will grow with you over the years is definitely worth it, and it’s an idea Haley Lu Richardson back up 100 percent.
in honor of love bag‘s 25th anniversary, the white lotus star joined a list of celebs (including Travis Barker, Shaun White and Brandy) to celebrate the furniture store’s milestone with a campaign centered around rewriting the rules of comfort. Known for their removable and machine-washable fabrics (with over 250 fabric cover choices), the partnership was a no-brainer for Richardson, who shared that it was her parent’s affinity for the brand that first introduced her to Lovesac.
below, cosmo talks to Haley about her intimate relationship with her couch — which she admits has seen some “R-rated” moments, how she feels most comfortable at home, and whether her white lotus character, Portia, would have one.
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I heard you and Lovesac go way back. How did this partnership come about?
Well, I knew about Lovesac because I grew up with this Lovesac couch which my parents have always been obsessed with. Literally, it’s been years and years, and they won’t shut up about it. Whenever a guest comes over, they have to rearrange their couch in front of their guests to show them how much they love this damn couch. I knew about Lovesac because of that, but then I saw that mix of other people that were included in this campaign, who were like Travis Barker and Brandy, and it was such an eclectic, fun mix. It was really so fun, and I can’t wait for this commercial that we shot to come out because, to be honest, I’m honestly more proud of this ad than I have been of some movies I’ve done in the past.
I’m curious…do you remember what it was like to furnish your first apartment after moving out of your parents’ house and leaving your Lovesac sofa behind?
Oh my god, it was so… That’s it such a sign of freedom and maturity. And it is this continuation of not only getting to know yourself, but also expressing yourself in your own personal space and surrounding yourself with the things that you selected, you bought, you worked hard, and it really represents you. I’ve honestly been doing this recently for the past few years. When I lived with my ex-partner, we read The life-changing magic of decluttering by Marie Kondo, and I got so into it, and so did he. Together, we just cleaned out all of our hand-me-down furniture, and we actually intentionally picked out things that felt like us. And you know, you feel really accomplished when you make your space and have the money and time and connection to your own taste to be able to do that. It takes time to get there. So we did it together, and that was kind of my first phase of ever doing something like that. Now since I was on my own it was like a whole new stage to do that. I have a lot of pink in my house now. I have a lot of pink. I’m all about comfort and coziness, but also like cool.
So you are definitely a Barbiecore fan, I see! What advice would you give to Gen Z when it comes to choosing home decor?
First of all, I only use Pinterest for my interior decorating ideas like this. So honestly, I don’t know if Gen Z uses Pinterest anymore or if it’s too millennial of a thing. but I have [mood] shelves for each of my rooms in my house, and I collect things I want and [bookmark] links to things I want to get now or in the future. I need to see how it will all look together. I do this to begin with, and then it’s also how you can find what kind of style you’re actually drawn to.
It’s hard to take the time to build a nice house and then maintain it. Have you ever had to deal with a furniture accident, like a bad couch stain?
*Laughs* Everyone that comes to mind is probably inappropriate. I mean, the couch is a nice place to do a lot of things. I had to get my old couch steam cleaned a bunch because, you know, I just couldn’t take those covers off and put them in the washer like you can with these [Lovesac] ones. The PG-13 version of stuff I messed up is like wine—a lot of red wine because I drink a lot of red wine. oh my cat also gets a lot of dingleberries.
Let’s just say a lot happens on a couch. We’ll leave it there. From wine spills to dingleberries to Rated-R liquids.
Listen, all our couches have seen some things at some point. That being said, crashing on a friend’s couch is a rite of passage. If you could give any of your famous friends a Lovesac couch for moments like this, who would it be and why?
Well, I did give my best friend, who is an actor, a couch. Caitlin Carver, I gave her a couch, she and her boyfriend, they live together. So that was fun. I guess I could choose, and I chose her! And this couch I got is so cool. It has a sound system inside the couch. When I watch TV, it literally feels like it’s vibrating, like you’re in a movie theater. The sides of the arms of the couch have a phone charger, so you can just put your iPhone on the couch and it charges it. Is not it wonderful?
What’s the last show you binged on your movie theater-like couch?
I watch a lot of reality dating shows. I spend a lot of my time just looking at them. So a good couch is so necessary because I don’t have a TV in my bedroom, I do it all on the couch. Unfortunately it is Married at first sight recently and I say “unfortunately” because its latest season is painful. Married at first sight is probably the craziest of all the shows, it’s an extreme scenario.
Your campaign theme is centered around “rewriting the rules of comfort,” painting for me a picture of Haley Lu Richardson at her most comfortable at home.
Well, definitely bald. I don’t have air conditioning in my house so it gets pretty hot. I like any excuse not to wear a lot of clothes, but I also like very thin, extra soft, extra large T-shirts. I like that. I love candles and incense being lit. I like cuddling with me squishmallows and my cat, Darbin, who is essentially a living Squishmallow. I like to have music playing; I have a nice sound system and I love music. It’s just very healing and therapeutic for me.
there. The. Vibes. your white lotus character, Portia, went viral for her eccentric Fashion, which TBH made me feel a bit insecure because it’s very close to what I’m wearing, but if you could take a peek at her house, what do you think it would look like?
I don’t think she looked within herself to really know what her style was, or really made an effort to do things for herself. So I think that her apartment is probably pretty simple. I think it’s probably pretty messy. But not in a fun artistic way, in a messy way. I think so she probably has some trendy pieces, like the Amazon knock-off versions. I imagine, you know, that winding mirror that was like cool, I feel like she found a discount on it on Amazon. I feel her apartment is sad.
Would she have a Lovesac sofa or is it too mature for her?
Too mature. I obviously feel for Portia because I played her so I really had to understand her. But I don’t think she really values herself. I don’t think she has time to get to know herself enough to really understand her strengths and her dreams and her ambition and all these things. only don’t think she values herself yet and so I can’t see her giving herself nice things, whether it’s saving up for something nice or even just putting in the time to make a nice space for herself. Which is sad. Because I want the best for Portia. I really do, after everything we’ve been through together.
Where do you stand on coming back for season three?
I mean, I feel like I probably would have heard of Mike [White] or anyone if they would have me, but I didn’t. I think Mike is just as smart. That show is so specific and wonderful and fun. It’s just such a fun ride. I would probably trust anything Mike created. If I heard from Mike about even another project, I did I would probably trust that whatever he wrote or came up with would be something I would want to do.
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Haley Lu Richardson Partners With Lovesac Alongside Travis Barker & More