There’s something absolutely delicious about celebrity home tours. Guests and visitors are allowed a rare glimpse into how someone who seems so far removed from themselves live. Every pool, two story guest house, and bay window feeds our design and pop culture hunger.
Having the luxury of collaborating with interior designers, these celebrities have made their design and architectural wishes a reality. Keeping this idea of dreams in mind, perhaps the reason why we love celebrity house tours is because it allows us to fantasize about our own fantasy house. Would you have Diane Keaton’s sleek modern look, or are your more of a color enthusiast like Mindy Kaling? Whatever your style is, welcome! Let’s take a peek at how the other side lives and designs.
1. Simone Harouche Makes the Switch
Simone Harouche, one of Hollywood’s most powerful stylists, is leaving the fashion industry for the interior design world. And her newly renovated 1920’s Spanish-style home proves she has some major design chops. Instead of knocking down walls to open up smaller rooms typically found in a traditional Spanish home, Harouche believes in honoring the building’s original architecture.
Vintage furniture and pieces of her children’s artwork help build the warm and comforting feeling Harouche was hoping for.
Drawing pointers from her fashion background, Simone Harouche often builds rooms around single statement pieces.
2. Whitney Port’s California Ranch Home
Even though this house, which was built in the 1950s, only had one owner prior and was in desperate need of a renovation, Whitney Port saw its potential. In the end, Port, with the help of interior designer Marie Flanigan, created an oasis perfect for her growing family. This beautiful ranch home effortlessly combines her bohemian-eclectic taste and her husband’s, Tim Rosenman, traditional farmhouse style.
With oversized windows, floating shelves and quartzite countertops, Port’s kitchen embodies a California glow. The blue stone has subtle peach undertones that perfectly complement the original terracotta floor.
With mid-century modern chairs, Port’s dining room has a Scandinavian flare.
3. Mindy Kaling’s Hancock Park Paradise
Even though it took ten months of renovating and decorating, Mindy Kaling and her team (interior designer Katie Ridder and architects Adrian Koffka, and Cynthia Phakos) transformed this 1920s house into a colorful and spacious dream.
Kaling wanted to stay away from whitewashed and minimalist looks, and instead went for dark woods and a gorgeous array of warm and bright hues.
Mindy Kaling ended up using a lot of furniture her father had after he moved to Los Angeles five years ago. The combination of different styles works perfectly with Kaling’s eclectic look.
4. Diane Keaton Loves Pinterest Too
Not only is Diane Keaton an author, director, and an Academy Award winner, she also is a force in home design. Flipping homes in her spare time, Keaton relies on her keen eye and Pinterest-she even has a book dedicated to the decorating site. After imagining her dream home for three years, Keaton’s 8,000 square-foot brick home finally became a reality.
A black feature wall creates a bold and striking look, effortlessly fitting the kitchen’s modern and sleek design. Her talented team, designer Cynthia Carlson and her assistant Toben Windahl, architect David Takas, and designer Stephen Shadley, helped her along her Pinterest remodel journey.
The classic combination of white subway tile and black accents gives this paradise of a bathroom a timeless look.
5. Emmy Rossum’s Chic New York Apartment
The 800 square-foot New York apartment was built in 1928 and in desperate need of a remodel. From tearing down walls, putting beams up and getting rid of dropped ceilings, Emmy Rossum and her incredible team from Elle Decor transformed a crumbling space into her dream home.
With beautiful crown molding details, you would never suspect that the entire apartment is new.
The beautiful pastel hue of Rossum’s bedroom lightens up the space, while the antique rug and dark wood accents add a touch of traditional elegance. She wanted to design a space that had young energy but also the charm that comes with old-fashion touches.