Ellen Pompeo Is No Design Diva

Ellen Pompeo Is No Design Diva
Ellen Pompeo

04/19/2010 AT 05:10 PM EDT

She plays a doctor on TV but at home Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo acts like a college kid, according to her decorator Martyn Lawrence-Bullard.

Lawrence-Bullard designed the rooms inside Pompeo's Spanish-style house in the Hollywood Hills, featured in the May issue of Elle Décor.

"This house is perfect for our family," says Pompeo, 40, who lives with her music producer husband Chris Ivery and their 7-month-old daughter Stella Luna. "It's all about swimming, eating and hanging out with friends. Martyn jokes that we live like college kids – people are coming and going all the time. What can I say? It's a happy place."

Moroccan-style arches lining the living room staircase are among the many Mediterranean influences throughout Pompeo's home. And Lawrence-Bullard says the actress, who plays Dr. Meredith Grey on the ABC show, is as down-to-earth as they come.

"Ellen's basically a very easy, relaxed person who likes her home to be easy and relaxed as well,” says her interior designer. "There’s none of that star-diva craziness."

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