Alysia Reiner’s 4 Favorite Things at Home

walk through the actress’s home and you’ll know that each and every curated item is loved

The 1909-era brownstone Alysia Reiner shares with her husband, actor David Alan Basche, and daughter, Livia, 9, was once a neglected shell of a building. But in 2006, the couple took a chance on the space, rebuilt it, and returned it to its original dignity.

Reiner walked us through the home, sharing her favorite things in it
Reiner walked us through the home, sharing her favorite things in it

Reiner—who is filming season three of Better Things, season six of Orange Is the New Black, and stars in and produced the movie Egg, which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring—walked us through the home, sharing her favorite things in it.


“Liv and David made this for me for Mother’s Day, and it truly is my favorite thing. Liv knows how to use a circular saw and did half of the cutting of the spalted maple base, a piece of which was in our cellar.”
Necklace Tree
Homemade Vodka


“I steep peppers, ginger or lemons in vodka. The pepper vodka can get very spicy, which I love, depending on the pepper you use and how long you steep it. I love making a jalapeño infusion or a pepper martini.”


“I’m so not a ‘stuff ’ person, but David kept asking what I would like, and I said, ‘OK, someday I’d like to own a Rauschenberg’ since he’s my favorite artist. So, for our anniversary this year, he blew my mind. ”
Robert Rauschenberg Painting


“A dear friend has a store called The Monkey & The Rat, and I said, ‘Would you please find us a beautiful blessed Buddha with a story behind it?’ Our friend found this ‘Begging Bowl Buddha’ in Tibet.”

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