I’m a sucker for (digital) tours of celebrity homes. Try as I might to resist cyber snooping–invariably–my curiosity gets the better of me. And it matters little whom the celebrity is. Perhaps it’s because I think of celebrities as having glamorous lifestyles and uncapped budgets and, therefore, beautiful homes. (Often times they do, but this is not always the case.) Or maybe I’m just nosy. Either way, you can benefit from my lack of self control. After touring many a celebrity home (online), I’ve rounded up the most gorgeous, tasteful, and stunning abodes–and believe me–there are some surprises in this top ten…
Hilary Swank may need to change her name to Swanky, because that’s the best word to describe her beautiful Paris apartment. Modern furniture, bold splashes of color, and meticulous editing characterize the space. Her superb taste–bolstered by the help of Axel Huynh–permeates every room. Tour the rest of her Left Bank home at AD.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s New York home strikes a rare balance between the masculine and the feminine. A metals-forward approach and moody palette represent the yang while unexpected luxuries and thoughtful embellishments usher in the yin. Add an impressive art collection into the mix and you have a thing of beauty. Best of all, their home feels unique, genuine. See the rest of it here.
Multi-talented Ellen Denergeres isn’t just funny, but stylish too. She’s hosted design shows, launched a furniture line, and released a book detailing her life-long love affair with real estate and decorating. In it, you can peak inside the rooms of her homes (like the one pictured above) as well as the homes of her designer and antiques dealing friends. Learn more at 1stdibs.
Gwen Stefani recently listed her Beverly Hills estate, sending Kelly Wearstler fans into a tizzy. Although Wearstler decorated Stefani’s home, it is not featured on Wearstler’s website and–before now–pictures of the project were hard to come by. However, it was worth the wait. This sprawling property contains many of the hallmarks of Wearstler’s designs. Stunning rock specimens and mosaics fill the space. Black and white patterns energize the rooms. Modern art abounds and ’70s inspired furniture rules. Its not difficult to imagine No Doubt’s front woman living here. Her bold aesthetic is well-reflected in Wearstler’s work. View the rest of the property here.
And while we’re on the subject of celebrity homes designed by Kelly Wearstler, we have to cover Cameron Diaz’s New York apartment. Sadly, she too has since listed her home. What are these women thinking? And while the new owners may not preserve Wearstler’s design, Elle Decor has documented it for our viewing pleasure.
Frankly, I never would have pegged Will Ferrell for a celebrity with impeccable taste in art and interior design. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of him and his films, but–honestly–who’d have guessed? Of course, his immaculately furnished home may have something to do with the fact that he married an auctioneer and art buff. Whatever the case, I applaud the hilarious and discerning Old School star. The AD description of his New York pied-à-terre reads like a who’s who of modern art and design. Take for example the Lichtenstein print pictured above and blue felted Eames chairs on the left…
These mossy green walls ought to deliver a clue as to which celebrity calls this inviting living room home…gorgeous, flame-haired Jessica Chastain. And, although the space skews more traditional than one may have expected from an actress her age, it would be difficult to argue that this interior is anything short of breathtaking. The intricate shape of the coffee table is the perfect accompaniment to the glittering chandelier above. A jute rug, velvet sofa, and suede-like walls provide textural delights. Perhaps more importantly, however, are the touches of white that keep the light (and eye) bouncing around the room. These chalky touches are not at odds with the moody atmosphere of lichen and redwood, but executed with such finesse as to be complimentary. This is my favorite room in Chastain’s home, but you can view the rest of this celebrity home tour on AD.
Meg Ryan is yet another celebrity to list her lovely home recently. If you are a regular reader of this blog and think this room looks oddly familiar, you might recall when I compared it to Ruth Negga’s Golden Globes gown in an earlier post. In any case, how chic is this dining room? That antiqued mirror accent wall makes the space. The black walls set it off as if it were a jewel and the oversize hanging lantern provides just enough pizzazz. Well done, Meg, well done. In the market? Head over to Elle Decor and see if the rest of her SOHO apartment is to your liking…
This is where Hayden Pannettiere and Vladamir Klitschko dine. Their soulful Nashville home demonstrates an affinity for dark cozy rooms, strikingly patterned walls, and downright beautiful furniture. Domino features a more extensive look at the couple’s high contrast home.
Finally (and not surprisingly) we end with Gwyneth Paltrow’s home–specifically the Brentwood house she shared with Chris Martin. Designed by Windsor Smith, the Goop founder’s nest exudes relaxed elegance with crisp white walls, carefully selected antiques, and the occasional surprise. The shapely marble urns filled with succulents in this room haunt my design dreams. Catch the full tour here.
Well, did seeing these 10 gorgeous celebrity homes change your opinion of any of the inhabitants? If so, tell us in the comments.