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Inside Ashley Tisdale’s Hollywood Hills Home, Where “Laid-Back Chic” Reigns Supreme

Inside Ashley Tisdale’s Hollywood Hills Home, Where “Laid-Back Chic” Reigns Supreme

The actress, musician, and entrepreneur worked with designer-to-the-stars Jake Arnold to renovate and style her 1930s Spanish Colonial

The sitting area in Tisdale's living room Ashley Tisdale's serene master bedroom

“I knew the moment we saw it,” Tisdale says of the extended search the couple embarked on to find their new home. I can’t explain it. We stepped onto the property and I knew, ‘This is it.’”

Even before finding her 1930s Colonial, Ashley Tisdale had one rule for her dream home: to renovate it with her father. “My dad, Mike Tisdale, is a contractor,” she explains. “I grew up with him building all these amazing houses—including Darren Star’s home in Los Angeles—and I missed working together.”

Tisdale—who dropped her new single, “Voices in My Head,” last week—was drawn to her father’s ability to renovate old structures without sacrificing their original character. “He knows how to make a space feel fresh and clean while still looking old. He doesn’t turn it into a new build.” To Tisdale, who had only ever lived in modern homes and was looking for a change, this was key.

But don’t think having a contractor for a father makes it easy to find a house. “We looked for about a year and a half,” says Tisdale of her search with composer husband Christopher French. “We were living in Studio City at the time in this beautiful, brand new Hamptons-style house—the first place my husband and I lived after we got married. But it was too big. There were entire parts of the place that we never used. It didn’t feel like home.”

Luckily, the house sold just four days after listing—incidentally to a friend who bought not only the house, but also all of its furnishings. “I took almost absolutely nothing with me,” Tisdale laughs. “My dog and my husband.”

Tisdale's bathtub in her master bathroom The shower in Tisdale's master bathroom

“I love a good tub, and that view saves me,” Tisdale says. “I’ve never lived in the Hills before. It gives me a good perspective on life. I look outside and remember how small I am.”

Packing light was an unexpected blessing, however, as it had Tisdale and French fortuitously prepared for what happened next.

“We were in contract for a different home, but it turned out that property had foundation issues,” Tisdale recalls. “And, of course, we had to leave our existing home. So, we found an Airbnb in Sherman Oaks. I thought we would only be there for three months, but it ended up being six.”

Fortunately, Tisdale’s 3,500-square-foot dream home was worth the wait. “I knew the moment we saw it. I can’t explain. There were certain things I wanted that this house doesn’t have, like a huge driveway… But it didn’t matter. We stepped onto the property and I knew, This is it.”

In addition to her father, Tisdale enlisted the help of interior designer Jake Arnold from 4C Design Group. “I’d seen this amazing bathroom he’d done for Julianne Hough and already followed him on Instagram,” Tisdale says. “I interviewed a few other people first, but then I was like, ‘I gotta go with him. He designed my favorite bathroom.’”

Tisdale says it was one of the best decisions she’s ever made. “In the past, I bought everything from Restoration Hardware,” Tisdale says. “My house was like a catalog. But Jake brought this minimalistic vibe. I would describe our combined style as laid-back chic with layers. He taught me how to buy key pieces from RH, then add vintage touches for a unique feel.” Arnold also seemingly helped her warm up to design treasures she didn’t even know she had, like her husband’s Shepard Fairey that now hangs in the couple’s living room. “I actually tried to make Chris get rid of that painting because it didn’t fit the style of our last house,” Tisdale says. “I’m so glad he ignored me.”

In Tisdale’s eyes, the home’s biggest issue was the lack of closet space. “Old homes usually have small closets and bathrooms. So we blew out the wall between the closet and the existing master bathroom and turned that into a huge walk-in. Then we repurposed a smaller bedroom into the master bath.” Her favorite part of the admittedly killer bathroom? “I love a good tub, and that view saves me,” she says. “I’ve never lived in the Hills before. It gives me a good perspective on life. I look outside and remember how small I am.”

All in, it took eight months to get the house—now a three bed, three-and-a-half bath—up to snuff. They started with new plumbing and air conditioning and ended with the master bedroom (which was actually only completed the night before we arrived for our photoshoot).

So, now that she’s finally done, is there anything Tisdale would change? “There was a big debate between light and dark [for the floors],” she remembers. “Jake thought black looked good. It’s beautiful and so chic, but I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time cleaning footprints. I’m a little OCD, and we’ve had to become a shoe-free house. But it looks amazing, and we’re so happy with it.”

What it really comes down to, she says, is the creativity the couple feels in this home. “Chris has a studio here. I was inspired to write my new album, Symptoms—my first album since 2009—here,” Tisdale says. “I became CEO of my company, Illuminate Cosmetics, here. Renovating this place has been perfectly in line with where we’re going in our careers.”

Source: Architectural Digest

Catch all photos of Ashley’s beautiful home in our gallery.

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How Ashley Tisdale Found Her Voice

How Ashley Tisdale Found Her Voice

The singer-actress talks her new album and overcoming anxiety.

Ashley Tisdale has built her entire career on being relatable. After moving to Los Angeles from her native New Jersey, the young entertainer cut her teeth with supporting roles on hit shows like 7th Heaven and Smart Guy. Despite her growing profile, Tisdale still prioritized working regular jobs and attending public school until she got her breakout Disney character, first as Maddie Fitzpatrick, the environmentally conscious teenage service worker in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

Having something that felt like a normal life likely helped Tisdale adjust to the pressures of her meteoric rise to fame, which hit critical mass when she played queen bee Sharpay Evans in the wildly popular High School Musical franchise, starting in 2005. But even off screen, Tisdale was fiercely individual on the streets and red carpet, wearing boas, UGGs, and no shortage of tulle and beads. You could tell from the squinty-eyed celebutante pout she perfected that she could care less about the public’s judgement.

Tisdale’s acting triumphs opened the door for equally successful music entrees, from 2006’s gold-selling bubblegum pop debut, Headstrong (“He Said She Said”), and her edgier pop-rock influenced follow-up, 2009’s Guilty Pleasure (“It’s Alright, It’s OK”). During both major-label efforts, Tisdale’s winning personality never dimmed, even when leaning into the tumultuous experiences of her teenage fanbase with life, liberty, and the pursuit of individuality.

This diverse industry cred all worked to establish Tisdale as one of the pre-eminent talents of her generation, coming from the same child star boot camp that bred contemporaries like Selena Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, Vanessa Hudgens, Drake Bell, Justin Bieber, Hilary Duff, and countless others. But of course, growing up in the limelight is not without its challenges, as we’ve seen time and again through the turbulent highs and lows navigated by all these stars.

And somehow through her own inner fortitude, Tisdale made what looked like a seamless transition to adulthood, taking on more risqué roles on shows like Sons of Anarchy and in Scary Movie 5. She has since gotten married to musician Christopher French, launched a makeup line, and executive-produced the ABC Family TV series Young & Hungry for its four-season run. Now 33, Tisdale is more in the driver’s seat than ever.

After nine years, super fans were elated to discover that Tisdale was ready to release her third album Symptoms. It’s out in 2019, and on it, she shows audiences a side they haven’t seen during her decades-long career — that of Ashley Tisdale, a woman navigating the ups and downs of her internal world. And it’s 100 percent her: alongside producer John Feldmann, Tisdale wrote the album’s nine songs, forging a creative partnership that allowed her to reveal her most vulnerable self yet.

The lead single from Symptoms, “Voices in My Head,” which you can stream below, carries an almost quiet grace. Over a simple, catchy guitar lick that morphs into a spare electro-infused beat, Tisdale acknowledges the voices that threaten to “fuck me up and change me” when she buries her feelings. She sings with serene acceptance about the voices as lies to you and me, making her experience universal. It’s the calm therapy session we all need right now.

Where does this come from? Tisdale gets candid and espouses hard-earned wisdom with PAPER in an illuminating interview. Here, she talks about being true to herself, self-love, and why we should label ourselves less.

Hey! Oh my god. I’m so excited. How are you?

I am so good, how are you?

Well, my life is so great, I get to talk to Ashley Tisdale!

Oh my god, you are hilarious.

So you’re working on your new album…

Yes, “Voices in My Head” [is out now] and then Symptoms will be out in January.

How are you feeling about it?

I know! I’m feeling really really good. You know, it’s so different from any of the other experiences I’ve had in music. In the past, for me, when it came to — even in TV and movies — I’ve always been like, “Oh my gosh! I wonder how this is going to do?” And I honestly have no fear, I don’t even really, honestly, care. I’m so proud of it, and proud of what I’ve done. It’s the most authentic thing I have ever done in my career. It’s very personal for me.

Wow, like even more than acting, everything else?

Oh, yeah. In acting, I’m playing different characters, so it’s not really me as a person. I’m producing other peoples’ visions; but this album is who I am, and I think it’s very scary at the same time because you’re being so vulnerable and that’s really hard. I think this is the first time my fans and people are even going to know who I am as a person. The album really takes you through a journey of what I’ve gone through.

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Holton’s Heroes Benefit Concert Performance

Holton’s Heroes Benefit Concert Performance

Ashley is set to perform at Holton’s Heroes (a non-profit charity, provides support, info and therapy tools for children that have suffered a traumatic brain injury) Benefit Concert in West Hollywood and YOU can join her. On their website they wrote:

Join us on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7pm for an incredible evening of live music, dancing, food, drinks—and magic as we raise funds and awareness for pediatric brain injury survivors. Holton’s Heroes will host their 3rd annual benefit concert featuring live musical performances and endless special surprises for the supporters in attendance.

Last year, we raised over $25,000 for families around the country dealing with a pediatric brain injury. This year, we aim to beat that mark and hope you’ll join us for this yearly celebration.

We are honored to feature Ashley Tisdale as our headlining performer! Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, Ashley is one of Hollywood’s most sought after young talents as her career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects. Her latest album Voices In My Head is available everywhere Nov. 8.

About the tickets / Get them here

Join us for an incredible evening of live music, dancing, food and drink as we raise funds and awareness for pediatric brain injury survivors around the country with our 3rd annual benefit concert.

Tickets for entry are $40 per person. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for $10 each to be used on any of the amazing raffle prizes on display. Prize winners will be chosen and awarded that night!

Additionally, our auction will feature special vacation packages, signed instruments and personalized experiences, so make sure to bring your wallet, a winning edge, and maybe a back-up wallet. 😉

The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from tickets sales, auctions, raffles, and merchandise go towards furthering Holton’s Heroes, which provides support, information, and therapy tools for children and their loved ones affected by a post-birth traumatic or anoxic brain injury.

Thank you to the Federal Bar and it’s management for once again donating their venue and service team to Holton’s Heroes for this wonderful evening of charity!

This event is 21 & over only. Must show ID upon entry

Source: Holton’s Heroes

We’re glad to share this amazing benefit concert/event with you. If you’re attending don’t hesitate to notify us so we can work out something special for Holton’s Heroes! Today, also, Ashley shared a few new photos of her Symptoms album shoot.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Performance

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Performance

Back in 2007 Ashley performed her cover version of Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’ at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Today she announced that she’ll be performing her brand new single ‘Voices In My Head‘ (release date: November 8th) on this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on November 22nd. The new era has begun…

This High School Musical album – and darling of many other Disney Channel films – is also a legit pop music star. On her third album, Symptoms, the LA-based singer-actress trackles her lifelong struggle with anxiety with tracks like “Voices In My Head.” Plus, Ashley and her sister Jen develop and produce female-centered film and TV projects as cofounders of Blondie Girl Productions. ⭐️ Float Appearance: Fantasy Chocolate Factory from Kinder

Source: Macy’s

Ashley will perform alongside Diana Ross, Fifth Harmony, John Legend, Leona Lewis, Rita Ora and more super stars. The special will air at 9 a.m. EST on NBC’s “Today” show.

On Macy’s website they shared a brand new photo of Ashley’s Symptoms photoshoot. Enjoy!

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‘Voices In My Head’ out November 8th!

‘Voices In My Head’ out November 8th!

Via Instagram Ashley teased with “news coming soon!” and today she shared them with us: the first single of her third studio album Symptoms is coming out November 8th, titled ‘Voices In My Head‘. As all songs on the album this song is very personal to our girl boss. She wants to share her personal life and also how to deal with depression and anxiety with us through the new album. A new photoshoot photo by Nick Walker was added to our gallery.

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