meg ryan elle decor Meg Ryan opens her Martha's Vineyard home in Elle DecorMeg Ryan is a closet interior designer. And she opens her renovated home to Elle Decor readers, showing off the Martha’s Vineyard fixer-upper that she’s been working on for years.

She worked with Marsha Russell of Satinwood, who says that the actress was the “visionary” on the project.

Here are some of Meg’s personal home decor tips:

Design philosophy: “The whole idea is to keep things as simple as possible; I like everything pared down to its purest form.”

Live before renovating: “I lived here for a year before I did anything
to the house, which I think is a smart thing to do before you renovate.
You want to see how people move around the house, where the traffic is,
and where people like to be.”

]]>Practicality rules: “There’s nothing easily broken in my house. There are no side tables in any of the bedrooms, just shelves that stick out from the wall. The outside is so beautiful — the simpler the inside is, the more you are going to stare out the window.” White is always right: “I used a combination of different shades of Farrow & Ball white paints–there are several whites on the walls.” For more of Meg’s home and decorating inspiration, click here. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and follow Zap2it on Facebook for the latest celebrity news and buzz

Photo credits: Elle Decor

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead