Lauren Conrad Explains How Marrying William Tell Has Changed Her: 'I'm Learning How to Compromise'
By Desiree Murphy
Lauren Conrad may be happily married to William Tell, but that doesn't mean the two always see eye-to-eye.
The 30-year-old Paper Crown designer is the cover girl for Redbook's July issue, and in her interview with the magazine, she gets candid on how her marriage to the lawyer has changed her everyday life.
Conrad explains that her husband's opinions affect everything she does -- party planning included!
"Now that I'm throwing parties with my husband, William, I have to keep in mind that he prefers -- how do I say this -- easier themes than what I've done in the past," she reveals. "He doesn't like to feel that he's asking friends to go out of their way. So now we do a birthday hoedown because everyone owns a pair of cutoffs and a plaid shirt. I'm learning how to compromise."
Luckily, the former Hills star doesn't feel the need to be a perfectionist when it comes to event planning, which has helped Tell and his pals feel at ease at her festive, Pinterest-worthy fêtes.
"I always try to make sure that the party I'm putting together isn't perfect," she adds. "Anything that looks too put-together is too fussy for me. If it feels fussy, then people might not be comfortable. A successful party is about comfort and making people feel welcome."
Parties aside, Conrad and Tell -- who tied the knot in a rustic-chic wedding along the California coastline in September 2014 -- also find themselves debating over collectibles.
"I have a collection of teacups I display in my dining room. My husband doesn't get why I love them so much," she dishes. "To be fair, I don't share his passion for guitars."
"I mean, I guess I can understand why he might not see the beauty in a gorgeous, hand-painted teacup," she jokes. "We each have our own things, and that's healthy."
Last August, the Celebrate author revealed other challenges when it comes to marriage in an honest article published on her blog. "You always want to be considerate of each other," she wrote at the time. "It's not just about you anymore."
She also gushed over her 36-year-old hubby, saying, "My favorite thing about being married is knowing that I have a partner in life that I get to do so many wonderful things with."
"Dreaming of the things we will do 20 years from now is so fun," she added.
So, what's next for Conrad? Last month, she took to Instagram to tease a potential new TV project with MTV, the same network that made her a household name with Laguna Beach and The Hills.
"Never thought I'd see the day…," she captioned a photo of herself fixing a bridesmaid dress from her Paper Crown fashion line, while looking back at a cameraman. Interestingly, she tagged MTV in the snap.