As a true (old) millennial who totally grew up on MTV Cribs, my obsession with celebrity homes definitely outweighs my interest in their personal lives. While I do keep up with the Kardashians, I’d say I care more about the finishings in their kitchens than who is pregnant (or not). And thanks to social media, we’re getting more glimpses into not only the homes of the rich and famous, but into what inspired their ultimate likes and dislikes when it comes to interiors.
Since most celebs have the luxury to hire an interior designer, we’ve enjoyed watching them share a glimpse into the results of these collaborations. Below, we’ve rounded up seven of my favorite celebrity + interior designer duos that have recently worked together to create some seriously inspiring spaces. I think these designs are all intriguing and unique in their own way. Which style are you gravitating toward most? Are you a Diane, a Lauren, or a Jenna?
Typically recognized for her work as an Acadamy award-winning actress, I was surprised to recently discover that Diane Keaton’s talents extend far beyond the red carpet. As her most recent masterpiece shows, Keaton also has a knack for flipping homes and transforming dated structures into dreamy sanctuaries. With counsel from her network of designers, architects and builder friends, Keaton most recently designed her 8,000 square-foot dream home in Los Angeles, California. The rustic farmhouse exhibits multifaceted elements of design including a polished, sleek bathroom, industrial dining space, and minimalistic kitchenette. I also love the black, white and softwood juxtaposition happening here.
Hilary Duff’s vibrant LA home is what dreams are made of. Between the abundance of natural light, use of bright whites and warm woods, Duff’s house is the quintessence of California-cool. With the help of Studio Life/Style designers Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl, eclectic accents are sprinkled throughout including a gorgeous vintage runner made by combining three Turkish rugs. Other pops of personality include a daring patterned zigzag tile used in the kitchen + outside patio and an oversized circle mirror framed in leather and tiger maple bands.
When actress Lucy Lui sat down to design her Manhattan apartment, she sought out to create a space that would meet the needs of the entire family. With help from Nicole Fisher at The Studio at One Kings Lane, Liu selected furniture with round edges and cozy (spill-proof) fabrics, safe for her son Rockwell to play amidst. Each room maintains a monochromatic color palette using soft shades of blue, grey, white and brown. The neutrality of the color scheme kept things from feeling hectic once Rockwell’s colorful toys and books were added to the mix. Lui also installed three Oeuf storage pieces to organize his markers, crayons, paint, and more. End result: the most sophisticated playroom I’ve ever seen!
Overlooking the Pacific Palisades, Lauren Conrad and her husband Wiliam Tell reside in their light-filled, luxury haven tucked away in the hills of California. After undergoing a recent renovation, LC’s home feels light, inviting, fresh and airy. The kitchen (designed by Katherine Carter) features white subway tiling, open shelving, and gorgeous marble countertops. Conrad says she found several mid-century modern pieces and vintage chairs from Chairish.
Actress from season 2 of Grace and Frankie, Brooklyn Decker, and her Tennis Hall-of-Fame husband Andy Roddick, took the road less traveled when they renovated their Texas farmhouse. Instead of hiring a top-rated designer, Decker opted to undertake the massive project and redesigned the 5-bedroom, 5.5 bath home all herself. From the kitchen – she calls the heart of the home, to the room-sized walk-in closet, Decker’s passion for design can be seen all throughout the home. Meaningful decor elements are scattered in each room like the 10-foot-long dining table Decker’s brother handmade for her as a wedding gift and Donny Miller‘s Universe Series print hung as wall art.
Pierce Brown, the author of sci-fi series Red Rising, has officially upped the anty of today’s bachelor pad expectations. In collaboration with Joyce Downing Pickens of JDP Interiors, Brown styled his recently built home with natural woods, graphic accents, and modern pieces. Statement items include a 200-pound custom dining table (that had to be hoisted above the four-story building) and a black and white drum table from West Elm.
Jenna Lyons 3,500-square-foot Soho loft may be one of the most breathtaking and innovative spaces I’ve ever seen. While recently paging through a handful of design magazines I came across the former president and creative director of J.Crew’s home and immediately stopped dead in my tracks. I had to carefully pour over every page as not to miss any details. Lyon’s worked with the design firm Meyer Davis to execute this masterpiece, here she mixes a wide array of animal prints, colors, textures and materials in a way I’ve never quite seen before. The insanely gorgeous marble in the bathroom, the enormous brass backsplash in the kitchen, and the Hermès jungle-printed cotton toil pannels on the walls just about did me in, all I have to say is #Goals.
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BY Kate Arends - March 7, 2018
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I’m always so jealous of celebrities’ homes. Always so well-curated and looked after (by a gazillion helpers, I’m sure). 🙂 My favourites are the homes of Diane Keaton, Lauren Conrad and Pierce Brown. I do love myself a good, minimalist design.:D
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I’m with you, Kate, and am more interested in their home design over their personal lives. Speaking of Diane Keaton (and I’m sure you already know this), did you know she released a book about how she used Pinterest to help design/build her home? Who knew she was pinner? 😉
Love these. Also, spelling note, it’s actually “Lucy Liu”
Thanks, Taylor! <3
It’s so refreshing to see some “real” celebrity homes for a change; sometimes the media lets us think celebrities must all have ridiculous MTV Cribs style homes where everything is gold-leaf and ferrari’s rather than something homely and cozy!
PS: I love Hillary Duff’s style! And Lucy Liu <3
Great sharing Kate,
Love the Hilary’s one for awesome veranda.
So stunning and dreamy
Thanks for sharing it!
Thanks for sharing !
These room shots are so inspiring like the Diane Keaton one and the Brooklyn Decker 🙂
Thanks for sharing it!