Reside Magazine Feb 2022

Susan Kelechi Watson may have called RESIDE® from the Los Angeles set of This Is Us, but her heart, she says, is in Manhattan. “I love New York and New York is my home,” says the actress, who plays the whip smart, level-headed Beth Pearson. “I consider L.A. to be where I work, and I’m lucky to get to work in a really beautiful place.” Keeping it bicoastal can be a little chaotic, admits the award-winning actress, but she’s used to it. “The only thing I really bring with me when I travel back and forth is some clothes. I don’t know if I’ll ever master it, but I’ve adapted,” she says.

On both coasts, her homes are cozy and well-curated. She gravitates toward color-mixing, dramatic artwork, and an uncluttered layout. “I have yellow sofas, and blue velvet chairs in the L.A. dining room. And I love deep reds. I love the richness of color in a space,” she says. The 40-year-old’s look is elegant and sleek, but also homey. “I don’t want it to ever feel like you can’t touch anything or that you can’t sit down and put your feet up,” she says.

Here are five of the star’s favorite things at home, spanning both fabulous residences.