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Lindsay Lohan is determined to make some changes... to her upholstery. The starlet, who is currently embroiled in legal troubles, took some time out earlier this year to get a home makeover from Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators. In a preview clip from the upcoming episode, Lohan gives decorator Kathryn Ireland a tour of her new Hollywood Hills home. Watch it below!
Decorator Ireland seems thoroughly charmed by Lohan and her swanky house, which she describes as "Gone with the Wind, but smaller." With Bravo's cameras trailing behind, Lohan walks Ireland through a series of spacious, nearly-empty rooms. (One of them is "decorated" with her large collection of Chanel handbags.) In a flowy white dress and four-inch heels, Lindsay wafts through the house like some kind of Old Hollywood domestic goddess, gushing about "French cottage shabby chic" and the bedrooms at the Plaza Athenee. It's a very nice act: the sophisticated young actress, decorating her first grown-up home.
Unfortunately, it really is just an act. We know now that Lindsay is deeply in debt, so that quarter-million dollar decorating budget didn't come from her own pocket. Also, she doesn't own the house; according to TMZ, she's leasing it for $8,000 a month and is currently struggling to pay the rent.
Worst of all, things reportedly ended on a sour note between Lohan and Million Dollar Decorators. Sources at Perez Hilton and TMZ claim that Lohan cooperated with the Bravo team at first. Then, after they gave her house a complete overhaul to the tune of a $250,000, she stopped returning their calls. Instead of the planned finale, which was supposed to feature Lohan touring her redecorated pad, Bravo will reportedly use footage of the empty house.
After all that, we're left with the image of Lohan's empty bedroom, completely cluttered with Chanel handbags and a lone Birkin tossed on the floor. Recently, the actress claimed she was too poor to see a psychiatrist. Yet every night, she goes to bed surrounded by tens of thousands of dollars' worth of designer merchandise. Maybe that's why Lindsay is plagued with so many problems: she just can't see what's right in front of her eyes.
Lohan's episode of the Bravo series airs on January 1.