Inside Karen Gillan’s Cozy California Cottage

Architectural Digest

Today AD is welcomed to Los Angeles by actor Karen Gillan for a look inside her cozy, pub-like home. The Dr. Who and Marvel Universe star recently moved into the traditional early-1900s cottage with her husband, comedian Nick Kocher, setting out to design their first home together. The couple enlisted Pierce & Ward, an AD100 studio known for creating lived-in spaces with an old-world feel and a dash of glamor. 

After tearing down a series of bland renovations and adding elegant finishes like built-in bookshelves and wainscotting, the designers got to work. “It’s exactly what I wanted,” says Gillan of her newly decorated home and its traditional two-story layout overlooking a tree-shaded backyard. “I could never live in a modern space because it would kill my energy.”

Karen Gillan reprises her role as ‘Nebula’ in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 opening May 5, 2023.