It is interesting to look into the private lives of celebrities and how they live. One of the most popular and loved actresses of all time is Jennifer Aniston, the sweetheart from Friends. Architectural digest featured her house a while back and went into detail on how she worked with her designer to create the perfect ‘ entertaining house’. Growing up in a house where both parents were actors, Aniston loves to entertain, after all that’s what she does for as living.
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Architectural Digest interviewed Simon Doonan who explained the steps he undertook with well known American interior and product designer Jonathan Adler in building their island getaway shelter. For the architecture they hired Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi of the Connecticut firm Gray Organschi Architecture, in addition to Hamptons builder Carlos Routh.
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Ivanka Trump commissioned Kelly Behun to design her penthouse on Park Avenue prior to her delivery. She wanted he penthouse to be a home for her lovely family. As a first step she chose the location close to her work and Central Park since she wanted to check on her child whenever she could get the chance. For her apartment she chose certain pieces from the clock options and worked around them, that’s the way she likes to work. Kelly Behun’s vast number of selections helped with her choices, according to the article prepared by Elle Decor. If you are looking for online interior design services, Laurel & Wolf offer an easy platform to find your style.
Many of the pieces were custom made but not the dining room chandelier by Lindsay Adelman
which according to Elle Decor, was her favorite piece in the house. Her dining chairs are by Mies Ven Der Rohe, iconic pieces.
Photographer: Richard Corman
Ralph Lauren commissioned the late decorator Angelo Donghia to rennovate and design his Fifth Avenue Duplex. For this particular place, Lauren was motivated by a “simple, almost primitive desire for clean, open space”. Donghia became one of his closest friends, Lauren liked his clean lines and simplicity.
Lauren wanted a simple retreat, a place where white was predominant and where he felt like he was “floating on a cloud”, thus the elevated level of the living room. The apartment enjoys beautiful views and a great amount of natural light.
To add to the simplicity, the herring bone wood flooring was replaced with a more simple pattern and a slightly darker tint. Materials used in the kitchens and bathrooms are now very sleek and modern with glossy surfaces and clean lines. Furniture was replaced, banana plants were discarded.
I came across Brooke Shields’ Manhattan home renovated in collaboration with designer David Flint Wood and MADE architects while browsing Architectural Digest and thought I would share it with you regardless of my opinion, after all it’s a celebrity’s home.
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Hilary Swank, award winning American actress, in an interview with Elle Décor stated that she believes a home doesn’t have to be as extravagant as a dream. “I feel comforted in smaller spaces,” she says. “They’re more nurturing.”
She hired designer Mark Zeff, with whom she’d worked previously on a New York brownstone and her California house. The two have a natural sympathy. “Hilary is very intense and also very pure,” says Zeff. “She knows what she likes. She doesn’t live in fantasy. I wanted to create a place that would give her a sense of grace and harmony.”
His options were limited, however, as Swank didn’t want any demolition or reconfiguration of the apartment, which is in a new building on the site of a former printing plant. Walls had to stay where they were; kitchen and bathrooms remained largely as is. Zeff’s first step was to furnish the rooms with serene, clean-lined pieces, many of which he chose from the Calvin Klein Home collection. “Calvin’s furniture has a strong modern sensibility without any tricks,” he explains. Then he layered in elements—historical, cultural, emotional, symbolic—to offset any sterility. Softly weathered barn wood reclaimed from a Pennsylvania farm clads one wall of the living area. The study’s shelves—custom-made built-in cabinetry designed by Zeff—are lined with artifacts: African headrests, hand-forged scissors, and sculptural Indian molds.
For details on the items used and pieces within every space, you can check the original article for references.
According to Elle Décor, Courteney Cox wanted to be an architect before becoming an actress. She mainly chose this location in Malibu, California due to its privacy especially that her previous home, which she loved so much, was located at the same level of a public pool.
With this house she decided she wanted to go for a design totally different from the previous residence, she wanted it to look like a modern barn. Notice the open spaces, the bright ambience, the use of modern materials and others that are so natural that they take the house to a more timeless feel.
Cox hired architect Michael Kovac for the job alongside Trip Haenisch for the interior design.
“There was a good balance between Michael and Trip,” says Cox. “Michael is definitely more modern; Trip tried to make the house look like it had been here forever.” The result, she says, is “very simple, with bronzed-steel trim, white walls, and wood floors. Nothing too cluttered and not a lot of fancy details.”
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Kim’s new pad is a Mediterranean villa located in Beverly Hills. The house has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, a grand two-story entry, formal living room and dining room — each with their own fireplaces. The house was originally listed at almost $5m but was last listed with a hugely reduced asking price of $3.795million.
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