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10 Gorgeous Celebrity Homes

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…

10 Gorgeous Celebrity Homes

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.

10 Gorgeous Celebrity Homes

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.

10 Gorgeous Celebrity Homes

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.

10 Gorgeous Celebrity Homes

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.

10 Gorgeous Celebrity Homes

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.

10 Gorgeous Celebrity Homes

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…

10 Gorgeous Celebrity Homes

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…

10 Gorgeous Celebrity Homes

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.

10 Gorgeous Celebrity Homes

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.

If SAG Awards Gowns Were Rooms…

The red carpet of last night’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards brought to mind many a room.  From the daring risk takers to the tastefully understated, dresses from the event bear strong resemblances to some stunning feats of interior design.  Thus, if gowns from the 2017 SAG Awards were rooms, they’d look like this…

Nicole Kidman donned my favorite gown of the evening, putting the “siren” in “screen siren” with a none too subtle ornithology themed dress.  With a parrot head on each shoulder–complete with real feathers–and cascading green sequins, her dress called to mind Jared Seligman’s kelly green living room that features of collection of taxidermy birds, including a parrot and peacock as shown above.

Busy Philipps was another risk taker who dazzled.  Although camouflage and sequins do not traditionally go hand in hand, perhaps they should.  Her gown channeled the sparkle, violet hues, and camo print that make this Parisian apartment by Sandra Benhamou so enchanting.

A Deco dagger motif and the glamor of gold form an undeniable bond between this powder room and Zuri Hall’s 2017 SAG Awards gown.

Judith Light redefined ageless in a slinky, velvet, royal blue gown.  Similarly, this room–with it’s simple shapes and monochromatic moody blues–is equally timeless.

One can always count on Viola Davis for a clean, polished, and stunning look on the red carpet.  Last night’s white gown kept that tradition alive.  Notice how her necklace mimics the Sputnik chandelier and how the peaks of her neckline imitate the arched tops of the dining chairs in this room by Vicente Wolf.

Delicate flesh tone hues and intricate pattern adorn both Emily Blunt and this dining room.

Both feature a black floral pattern and both tease an intimate reveal.  The subject of the portrait in the Hotel Providence bears a shoulder while Emma Stone’s gown suggests  a “wardrobe malfunction”.

Perhaps more revealing, however, was Julie Bowen’s lacework dress with geometric panels that could easily be attributed to trelliage–like that found in this sunroom.

Hats off to all the ladies who graced the red carpet of the 2017 SAG Awards last night, especially these gorgeous 8.  Oscars, you’re on deck!

If Dresses from the 2017 Golden Globes Were Rooms…

Dresses from the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet composed a display worthy of the hype this event receives.  And, since fashion and interior design are so inextricably intertwined, it’s only prudent that we explore how the garb of starlets translates to interior decoration.  If you could haul last night’s red carpet into the home, it might look something like this…

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Unfussy and classically beautiful, Anna Kendrick’s impeccably fitted and draped Vionnet gown of gray chiffon evokes this elegant yet understated living room by Windsor Smith.

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Mustard can smolder–especially when worn by Emily Ratajkowski.  Besides sharing a hue, her dress and this room have something else in common: both featured a simply shaped metallic accent.  Emily’s glittering collar plunges down the front of her dress, while a mirrored coffee table adds a silvery pop to this Jerry Jacobs designed interior.

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Lola Kirke, star of Mozart in the Jungle, showcased her natural beauty in minimal makeup, almost no jewelry, and a playful pink a-line gown studded with pansies.  Similarly, this living room by Maddux Creative keeps things simple and stylish with just a dash of pink and a grid of floral photographs.

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If you didn’t know who Trace Lysette was, you do now.  The stunning screen siren donned a formfitting, green dress to the 2017 Golden Globes.  It was difficult–if not impossible–to take notice of her.  Not unlike Lysette, this dining room features a stunning fireplace whose statuesque form is emphasized by ornate flourishes rendered in a show-stopping emerald shade.

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Ruth Negga’s red carpet gown was shimmering, temperate, and decidedly modern.   Her sequins instantly reminded me of foxed mirrored walls and the cool, tasteful restraint of this dining room.

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The 2017 Golden Globes made a case for the return of menswear.  My favorite example of this was Octavia Spencer’s choice.  Instead of black, she went with navy, which photographs beautifully on the red carpet.  Statement earrings and a cropped, ankle-length pant femmed up her ensemble.  Satin accents and velvet heels provided for some textural variety.  Surely Peter Mikic would approve.  His bedroom too is navy, masculine, and has a touch glamour.

All dress photos courtesy of E! Online.  Which look or looks did you like best?

If Met Gala Gowns Were Rooms…

The Met Gala 2016 was–not surprisingly–fecund with eye candy and inspiring fashion that, in many cases, recalls equally stunning interiors.  Here are 5 such instances…

If Met Gala Gowns Were Rooms | Met Gala 2016 | Kendall Jenner

What do this Miles Redd decorated room and Kendall Jenner’s Met Gala 2016 gown have in common?  How about dizzying patterns (faintly reminiscent of trelliage) in classic blue and white?  That and they can both be described as arrestingly beautiful.

If Met Gala Gowns Were Rooms | Beyonce | Met Gala 2016 | Motley Decor

Nude meets grapefruit to form the shade that best describes Beyonce’s Met Gala gown and this stunning room by Suzanne Tucker.  However, the similarities don’t end there.  Notice how the moody abstract art echoes Beyonce’s smoky eye makeup.

Met Gala 2016 | If Gowns Were Rooms on Motley Decor | Olivia Wilde

Katherine Kwong and Olivia Wilde were on the same wave length when they chose this door and gown, respectively.  In both bases, the studs and rivets impart an edgy feel to something that was already gorgeous.

Karolina Kurkova | Met Gala 2016 | If Met Gala Gowns Were Rooms on Motley Decor

A muted agave hue, towering heights, and delicate floral touches unite Karolina Kurkova’s 2016 Met Gala Gown and Erin Fetherston’s dining room in a cross-disciplinary design duo.

If Gowns Were Rooms | Red Carpet Inspired Design on Motley Decor | Met Gala 2016 | Zoe Saldana

With neutral bases–one in white and one in black–both this Spanish bedroom and Zoe Saldana’s gown for the Met Gala 2016 celebrate colorful plumage (or fur).  After all, mother nature’s wonders always trump man’s.

For more red carpet inspired design, read my previous post on Oscar gowns and their interior design equivalents.

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