Take a Step Inside Meg Ryan’s Beautifully Renovated New York Loft Apartment

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Most of us are guilty of being curious about the homes (yes, they usually have a multiple) of our favourite celebrities, and the latest celeb to cater to our guilty pleasure is When Harry Met Sallyand You’ve Got Mail star Meg Ryan who has given us a glimpse of her beautifully airy New York apartment.

Fifteen years ago, the actress-turned-director had decided that, after living in her fifth rental home, it was time for a permanent change. Funnily enough though, before buying the loft apartment which has now been home for over a decade, Ryan first attended a party in the apartment and recalls the impressive volume it had.

“I remembered immediately having been there. It was all quite different back then, and the space had been through many eras.

“But even when I had visited all those years ago, I was amazed by the volume. It was like so much of New York: cinematic. That’s what attracted me. And that’s what I wanted to work with,” Ryan tells Architectural Digest.

Clearly that first time visiting made an impact as she then invested in it and has raised her children, has hosted her own parties and spent a lot of quality time there.

Furthermore, Ryan caught the renovating bug and has truly enjoyed the control it has given her, “I know it sounds crazy to most people, the idea of renovating that many houses, but I love renovating. I think it’s tied to living the actor’s life.

“As an actor, you are so rarely in control. You’re always saying words that someone else has given you, standing in a room that someone else has designed, to create a reality that someone else wants to see. But with decorating I am in control; it’s a chance for me to bring my vision into the world.”

The main living space features cream and brown shades, complete with neutral furnishings, where Rogers & Goffigon cushions and throws compliment the room. Light floods in from the floor-to-ceiling windows, perfect for when Ryan works at her treasured vintage desk. Artwork within the living room includes a wire tree scultpture by Pablo Avilla and a portrait of Ryan by John Mellencamp.

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Reflecting the same brightness in the kitchen, expect white walls and light marbling accents among wooden details and more of the neutral colour palette. Ryan’s large wooden table has brought many friends and family together, as well as the dining room in which bentwood chairs from Lee Calicchio surround the bespoke bronze table by Maison Gerard, with greenery and flowers in vases decorate the room beautifully.

No celebrity home is complete without a media room, and in Ryan’s, she proudly plays her directorial debut Ithaca. Watching films from the bronze-footed sofa by BDDW, her coffee table is dotted with Scandinavian pottery discovered in Wyeth.

Within the master bedroom, rather than a four-poster bed, you’ll find a four-curtained haven, in monochrome hues and furniture by George Henry Walton, and Jacques Adnet.

The actress’ master bathroom features dual Urban Archaeology vanities, which have been customised with Grigio Carnico marble tops, and a large bath tub in the middle to bring zen to the room.

Have a look through our gallery above for all the insights into Meg Ryan’s beautiful New York home.

Photos: William Abranowicz