Category Archives: Celebrity Homes

Room of the Week

Simply love this room of the week from Carolina Herrera Baez’s Madrid home via Elle Decor. The room style is fresh and crisp with colorful feminine statements.

Upholstery on sofas by Bemmion Fabrics, pillows Lulu DK cotton. I love the 19th century bergere chair, my favorite chair, upholstered in fabric by Gastony Daniela.  The campaign bed is gorgeous in fabric by Pierre Frey.

Celebrity Home-Gwyneth Paltrow’s Home in Los Angeles

Gwyneth Paltrow’s beautiful new Los Angeles home…just gorgeous!

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One of my guilty pleasures is occasionally tuning into TMZ…although it is generally complete trash, last week they actually reported something pretty interesting.  It turns out Gwyneth Paltrow and her adorable husband Chris Martin purchased a spectacular estate in the Mandeville Canyon area of Los Angeles known as The House of Windsor.  I am completely blown away by all of the lovely details in this home concept home, which was designed by Windsor Smith and decorated by designers from Veranda Magazine.  Click here for a 360° tour of each and every inch of this property!

brass dining chairs white lacquered kitchen table breakfast nook

grey kitchen cabinets white and grey marble

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blush light pink and grey bedroom chest at the end of the bed style theories blog

pink hermes avalon blanket

white sofa zebra carpet vintage mirrored room divider

silver leaf footed bath tub

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My favorite part of this home is the lovely silver leaf footed bathtub.  The whole dressing room/bathroom area is just stunning.  Which room do you like best?

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Charming Celebrity Room

Yes, the charming celebrity room I’m featuring today is a bathroom…but what a unique master bath. It is found in Max Mutchnick’s Beverly Hills tudor mansion (that once belonged to tennis legend Pete Sampras). Mutchnick is writer, and co-creator of the hit series Will & Grace.

This charming master bathroom is a statement of luxury. It features a custom made vanity, a brass stool and an English club chair; all vintage. The clock is from the Associated Press newsroom. The gorgeous glass tiled floor was created by Waterworks.

Photo: William Abranowicz for Elle Decor.

Hilary Swank’s Manhattan Apartment

For Hilary Swank bigger is not better, and her downtown Manhattan apartment reflects a sense of peace and comfort.  “I feel comforted in smaller spaces. They’re more nurturing,” the actress, who appears in the new holiday movie out this weekend titled New Year’s Eve.  For the comfort she craves she consulted designer Mark Zeff to create her Manhattan living space.  Above, living room decor from Calvin Klein Home, as is most of the apartment’s furnishings.  All photos: Simon Upton  Article: Elle Decor

Table and Chairs Calvin Klein Home.

Console from Calvin Klein Home.  Mirror from Restoration Hardware.

Bedroom with furnishings from Calvin Klein Home, of course, and featuring vintage lamps and a painting by Carlos Vega.  Says designer Mark Zeff: “I wanted to create a place that would give her a sense of grace and harmony.”  I think he succeeded.  Hilary Swank’s Manhattan apartment is modest, stylish and chic.

What Gwyneth Paltrow can’t live without…

Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscar-winning actress, writer, chef, and creator of the lifestyle website called Goop, shares her interesting shortlist with Elle magazine this month. I found some of the things she loves creative and inspiring.

De Gournay Hand-Painted Wallpaper.
photo: de Gournay

Charles Edwards Star Lantern
photo: Charles Edwards

Religion bookshelf.
“Built in slots hold holy books…all at the same level (which is how I like to think about religion).” ~ Gwyneth Paltrow
photo: Mike and Maoike Inc.

Cloth-bound Penguin Classics.
Cloth-bound books always look good on shelves.
photo: Penguin Classics

Keep those microwaves away from your head with style.
YUBZ Retro Handset for cellular phones. Cool idea!
photo: YUBZ

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Madonna’s “Subdued Elegance” in Manhattan

In 2007 images of Madonna’s luxury apartment in Manhattan showed up in Architectural Digest with good reason. It’s stunning. The architect was Stephen Wand and the interior designer was Madonna’s brother Christopher G. Ciccone (uh? the brother who wrote that nasty book a few years ago???…oh, well…). He calls the design “subdued elegance” with its art deco feel. Love this room.

The kitchen is sleek and fresh feeling…more modern than the rest of the apartment.

The office is so simple and elegant. And Yes!! That is a Picasso!
Madonna says: “I love the office because I can use my fax machine and look at my Picasso at the same time.” I would love that too! More pics here

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Celebrity Realestate: Liz Taylor’s Bel-Air Home

Liz Taylor’s Bel-Air house is on the market for $8.6 million. The iconic actress passed away in March at the age of 79. She bought this home in 1981.

In Bel-Air, California, this house is 7,000 square feet on a guard gated 1.27 acres. With four bedrooms, a master suite, fireplaces in all sitting rooms and dining room, all with access to the outdoor pool terrace, this home sounds dreamy. Spawling gardens and lawn complete the picture. Did I mention it has an arbor and hothouse for orchids?

Qualified buyers only get to see the place, so we folk have to settle for pics. Oh, well….More here

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Inside Celebrity Homes…and closets!

Curiosity abounds when seeking out celebrity finds, and what more informative and inspiring way to get to know the inner life of someone than a peak into their closet?  But with this article for Elle Decor, we’ve found some wonderful ideas for an apartment closet (if you’re lucky enough to have one…and a walk-in no less!) of any size. Also, I’ve know women to convert an extra room into a closet…so think outside the box…or the closet in this case.

Above is the closet of  interior designer Nate Berkus with vintage touches to go with his 1940s renovated Chicago apartment.  Photo: Pieter Estersohn

Nanette Lapore’s fashionably glam closet in her Manhattan townhouse is more like a room one could live in than a closet. With crystal chandelier and a plush ottoman, I bet this fashion designer has a hard time leaving. Rug: ABC Carpet & Home.

Creative director of J.Crew, Jenna Lyons has created a shoe closet to die for. She converted a bedroom of her Brooklyn, New York home into a footware heaven. Photo; Rebecca Greenfield

A soft blue and white palette graces this romantic dressing room of Estee Lauder’s creative director Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer.  Bagues chandelier. Circa 1970 desk by Gabriella Crespi.  Photo: Simon Upton.

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Celebrity Homes: Keri Russell’s Brooklyn Brownstone

Actress Keri Russell, best known for the series from a few years back called Felicity, (I was an heart-stopping fan!), and her husband Shane Deary purchased this 1860s brownstone that needed a ton of work.  Luckily, Deary is the son of a most respected contractor in Martha’s Vineyard, and an avid carpenter himself. The two, who live here with their young son, renovated the Brooklyn find themselves with lovely results.

Above, the living room features linen upholstered chairs by designers Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams. The rug is from Shaw. Tufted ottoman, which I love, is from John Derian Dry Goods.  Chandelier, from Ochre.

The kitchen cabinets are stained in dark expresso and hand built from wood beams. Russell and Deary go American with the best appliances around; Sub-Zero frige and Viking range. Note the cool drop light fixture by Rejuvenation.

Dining area has original pine floors. The wire chairs around the pine table are fro ABC Carpet & Home.

Gorgeous bath room area features a claw foot tub by Victoria+Albert.

Love the simplicity and uniqueness of the master bedroom. Matteo bedding and fabric headboard.  Ikea sheepskin rug. Benjamin Moore paint in Stone Hearth on walls adds a soft touch to bring out the trim. And of course I love the antique chandelier.

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Article via: Elle Decor Magazine

Frank Sinatra Slept Here

I’m always searching for an interesting celebrity (alive or dead it seems) apartment for an article, and couldn’t resist presenting this find…The fascinating old penthouse on East 72nd Street in New York, formerly owned by Old Blue Eyes himself!  photo credits: Evan Sung for The New York Times

The apartment is being sold by Denton Cox, Sinatra’s former doctor. It was kept pretty much like Sinatra designed it, as you can see in the 60s style kitchen. It was being renovated by the owner, but was never finished.

The closet with original wall paper…still looks pretty good.

Looks like the entrance…

A 2000 square foot terrace on two levels  with a conservatory graces this penthouse. Needs a lot of work. I couldn’t find a price. Curious.

Article via: The New York Times

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