Jennifer Aniston first captivated worldwide audiences in her role as Rachel Green on Friends, a fascination that was further fed by movies like Along Came Polly, Bruce Almighty, and Horrible Bosses. But if her exquisite Bel Air home is any indication, the actress has been harboring an equally intense passion for interior design.
Aniston recently invited Architectural Digest into her and husband Justin Theroux's home for the magazine's February issue (on stands next Wednesday, February 14), and we couldn't be happier that she did. "If I wasn't an actress, I'd want to be a designer. I love the process," she told the magazine. "There's something about picking out fabrics and finishes that feeds my soul." Exhibit A: Her recently completed project, the reimagining of a Bel Air home designed by architect A. Quincy Jones in 1965. The space is replete with vibrant textiles, silk rugs, and plush furniture.
"Sexy is important, but comfort is essential," she says in reference to the vintage Jean Royère Polar Bear Sofa, Jacques Adnet armchairs, and Mies van der Rohe daybed in the living room, which she selected with the help of AD100 interior designer Stephen Shadley. This love of warmth and texture runs throughout her home. "Jen is drawn to wood, stone, and bronze materials that have real substance and depth," says Shadley of her unique taste. "No matter how beautiful or glamorous something is, it has to be warm and inviting."
Step inside Jennifer Aniston's home below, and head over to Architectural Digest for the full tour.