There’s something about seeing how others live that’s intrinsic to human nature. We love peeking into our favorite celeb homes just as much as we love peeking into our neighbors’ living room windows on a leisurely late-night stroll. Seeing how people fashion their homes provides an intimate, voyeuristic look at how they live. While we all want to imagine how Brooklyn Decker spends her Saturday afternoons sprawled in front of her fireplace or where Whitney Port watches her favorite TV shows, unless we're invited over by divine intervention, we'll never know.
Thankfully, some of them have kindly let the MyDomaine team inside to shoot their space and to share their mutual love of interior design. We feel incredibly fortunate at having had the opportunity to be in these celebrity homes and to interview them about design and life at home. So without further ado, step inside the homes of the rich and famous and get ready to give your home the star treatment.
We’ve already established that Brooklyn Decker is a bit of a closeted mastermind decorator. She did, after all, take on the remodel of the Austin ranch she shares with husband Andy Roddick entirely on her own. Decker relied on instinct and her discerning eye to add a bit of life to an otherwise ordinary dressing room.
When Estee Stanley and Mat Sanders undertook the redesign of actress Erin Foster’s home, the brief was to create a “light, not cluttered, and warm home.” By infusing the house with a mix of bright jewel and pastel tones, they were able to create a space that had a slight boho flair but still felt put-together and elegant.
There’s a clear rocker-chic vibe in the Los Angeles home of Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman and his wife, Marie. While the couple already had more than enough pieces of furniture to play with from their former homes in New York and Chicago, the design team at Consort brought in dramatic geometric and glam accents to accentuate the edgy vibes of this Spanish-style home.
Nina Dobrev gravitates toward open, spacious homes—so she made sure this airy feeling translated into the design of her 1929 Spanish-style bungalow in West Hollywood. Sanders and Brandon Quattrone of Consort Design picked a predominantly white-and–light blue color scheme, using contrasting black accents used to maximize impact in the sparse décor.
When Homepolish unveiled a newly decorated screening room for reality TV sweetheart Whitney Port we were in awe. “Whitney is definitely a California beach girl,” says Homepolish designer Orlando Soria, who used her coastal flair as inspiration for the bright, laid-back space.
When Jessica Alba called on Sanders and Quattrone to redesign her guesthouse, she wanted it to feel more like a mashup between a hotel and a house. The inspiration: New York landmarks with an old-world vibe, like The Bowery and Gramercy Park Hotels. And, seeing how the home is in Los Angeles, Alba also wanted to infuse a maritime essence—this is where the blue palette and bold stripes come in.
The former Entourage star Constance Zimmer’s family home is a far cry from her persona in the show—the home she shares with her husband reads softer and more feminine. To achieve the look, the kitchen cabinets were painted a soft blue-gray, and the kitchen was accented with copper accents with an industrial feel. The adjoining living room makes the space feel even more inviting, with a plush sofa and a bright pink ottoman. Their dog, Nico, sure seems to approve.
We all long for that cool, minimal look Anine Bing rocks on the daily, so we weren't surprised to discover her Los Angeles home also mimicked her effortless personal style. While simple and pared-back in appearance, every piece was thought through and hand-selected to ensure a cohesive and impactful space.
When we posted a sneak-peek of Denise Vasi's epic marble kitchen in her Venice Beach home, it instantly went viral. The actress and founder of Maed designed the entire home with her husband and director, Anthony Mandler and its old-world charm is not lost on us. We're completely smitten and would go as far to say this kitchen is our favorite of all time, ever.
When she isn't on set, the Timeless star is playing mom to her 10-year-old son, Roman and her charming L.A. home is a reflection of both. It's stylish and cool yet cozy and comfortable, just the kind of space you want to come home to after a long day of filming.
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Yes, it has all the grandeur and architectural beauty you'd expect from two renowned celebrity designers but this L.A. house is very much a family home. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have cultivated energy here that can be felt the minute you walk through the front door. Every aspect of the design is incredibly thoughtful and detailed, fusing both of their design styles to create a space that is at once stylish but also comfortable and cozy where their two children, Poppy and Oskar can grow up and be free.
This post was originally published on April 19, 2016, and has since been updated.