James Franco, Molly Sims, Anjelica Huston and Lake Bell Talk Home Design

Photo by: Chris Weeks/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Actor James Franco curated a pop-up pod at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for Airbnb’s Hello LA event.

For their innovative Hello LA promotion, rental service Airbnb paired celebrities and designers to create bookable pop-up “pods” around Los Angeles. (Check out our past Hello LA coverage for more details.) A few lucky Angelenos even got the chance to live like a celeb for a night: By submitting love letters to L.A. via Facebook, they were able to enter for a chance to stay overnight (for free!) in one of the pop-ups.

McSweeney's published neighborhood guides for Hello LA, where celebrity pod hosts James Franco, Molly Sims, Anjelica Huston and Lake Bell answered questions about their design likes and dislikes, excerpted below. Get a peek inside the minds of the stars-turned-designers, and check back next week when we give you a closer look at the pods curated by Molly and Anjelica.

JAMES FRANCO: HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY POP-UP

What decade do you love, designwise?

‘70s bohemian.

Describe your style in five words.

Casual. Beatnick. Rugged. Jack Kerouac.

Some home essentials you can’t live without?

Coffee maker. Bed.

What style would you never want to see in your home?

Anything too new.

Photo by: Chris Weeks/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Model Molly Sims curated a pop-up pod at The Grove for Airbnb’s Hello LA event.

MOLLY SIMS: THE GROVE POP-UP

What colors do you tend to be most attracted to? For a temporary space, what sort of materials or objects would you love to see?

I love black and white with a pop of color. I love a metallic; I love fuchsia. 

Favorite decade for design?

I think I like a blend of eras – midcentury modern mixed with ‘70s bohemian. 

What are some things you can’t live without, at home?

Moroccan rugs, black and white photography, comfy white couches. Big light fixtures and a little bit of Lucite. Big coffee table books. And big glass lamps. 

Favorite design stores?

Rummage, Brenda Antin, Lawson-Fenning, Commune, Max Fields.

Photo by: Chris Weeks/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Actress Anjelica Huston curated a pop-up pod at The Cook’s Garden by HGEL for Airbnb’s Hello LA event.

ANJELICA HUSTON: THE COOK'S GARDEN BY HGEL POP-UP

What colors do you tend to be most attracted to? For a temporary space, what sort of materials or objects would you love to see?

Silver whites, creams, golds, grays, pinks, dusty blues. Salmon pink and dusty rose, with an occasional hint of turquoise and Fragonard bleu. Fortuny fabrics, beach grass rugs, Murano glass chandeliers. De Gournay wallpaper in shades of mother-of-pearl. Possibly a gray slate floor with a luscious Tibetan rug. Possibly a Chinese or Balinese opium bed with lots of throw pillows in linen, silk and cotton.

Favorite decade for design?

The 1900s. Art Nouveau, Japanese, some Deco, Biedermeier, Italian classical.

Describe your style in five words.

Classic. Chic. Eclectic. Timeless. Effortless.

What are some things you can’t live without, at home?

Fresh linens and cottons, candles in candlesticks, old mirrors ... an espresso machine, a juicer. Painted desks and tables from South America, old wicker chaises longues, ceiling fans, retablos, Mexican madonnas and santos. Vintage typewriters, vintage surfboards, animals.

Are there styles you’re repelled by?

Not a big fan of ultramodern and hard edges.

Necessary objects? Things that personalize the space?

Flowers – peonies, roses, lillies, gardenias, tuberose. Seashells, oil paintings of animals, Mexican angels, bowls of fruit ... Books by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway. The Impressionists, Picasso, Monet, Avedon's women, maybe a beautiful Billy Al Bengston heart. Cashmere throws, a Robert Graham sculpture, musical instruments –  guitar, drums, castanets. 

Photo by: David Livingston/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Actress Lake Bell curated a pop-up pod in The Arts District with her mother, designer Robin Bell, for Airbnb’s Hello LA event.

LAKE BELL: THE ARTS DISTRICT POP-UP

What colors are you most inspired by?

Eggplant, moss green, blush, copper

What are some home essentials you can’t live without? What personalizes your space?

Vitamix. Earplugs. Nail kit. Charging station. An area fan ... Tata Harper, Kiehl’s and Molton Brown products. Moroccan rugs, Turkish ceramics, Scott Campbell art.

Describe your style in five words.

Eclectic. Playful. Storied. Comfortable. Timeless.

Favorite designers?

Waterworks towels, D. Porthault linens and Anichini linens. Diptyque candles. Mud ceramics.

What do you hate and would never want to see in your home? What styles are you repelled by?

Bad/cheesy reproductions of any kind.

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