We all know that Sophia Bush is a fantastic actress, but did you know she’s also passionate about interior design? (We mean, her gorgeous Hollywood home may have been a giveaway.) She recently joined forces with EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE — an online estate sale marketplace and our favorite place for vintage finds — to host an intimate champagne brunch in Chicago for the city’s top designers and tastemakers. The Soho House event celebrated Sophia’s entry to the design world with upcoming initiatives from simple décor projects to in-depth home renovations. “Bringing together Chicago’s biggest names in interior design made for an inspiring morning, and I’m excited to parlay our conversations into new ideas as I embark on bigger projects in this chapter of my career,” Sophia said.

She brought her own style to the event, both designing the tables and selecting one of kind gifts for all the guests. “EBTH is one of my go-to sources for vintage and antique pieces, and the unparalleled variety offered by the site made it a perfect resource for a white elephant gift exchange,” Sophia explained. “I had so much fun selecting the gifts and designing the tablescapes for EBTH. Watching people trade and haggle over their treasures was the highlight of my day.”

Start the slideshow for a closer look at the party, and then get a peek at Sophia’s top picks from EBTH. Though be warned, you may end up spending your afternoon on EBTH’s site. There’s a lot of special pieces waiting to be discovered!