With all the rain we’ve been having in San Francisco, my weekend was filled with hiding out on the sofa and reading the pile of ever growing design magazines that I seem to always collect. Last month Architectural Digest released their celebrity homes edition and I wanted to share three of my favorite.
First up is Patrick Dempsey’s family home in Malibu, designed by Frank Gehry in 1968. One of his first designs before he became the celebrity architect we know him as today. Dempsey’s home is vibrantly welcoming and warm with a hint of bohemian mixed in (they do live in Malibu!). More then anything; I’m a bit obsessed with their outdoor space, complete with vegetable and herb garden and a super cool Airstream trailer for the couples romantic date nights together. Check it out for yourself and tell me what you think?
Next up is Julianna Margulies Manhattan apartment with a modern-meets Asian interiors decorated by design legend Vicente Wolf. Margulies purchased the loft-like apartment a decade ago thinking she was going to flip-it but ended up staying after her career kept her on the east coast. Margulies fell in love with Vicente’s work after coming across him in a magazine. Wolf started by bleaching the maple floors an ethereal shade of gray and taking the brown woodwork and painting it white, evoking an airy feel that mixed well with Julianna’s art and accessories: eclectic and treasure filled. Wolf also chose a palette of taupes, charcoals and neutrals to create a modern yet functional home for the busy family of three.
Last, but certainly not least is John Mellencamp at his home in South Carolina-designed by Neil Gordon Architect. Mellencamp was looking for a revamp of his home so he called on New York decorator Monique Gibson to lend him a hand. Gibson quickly renovated the kitchen, stained the woodwork darker to give it more depth and enlarged the doors. The home reflects a warm and airy creativity with a masculine twist- linen and leather upholstery, sculptural yet comfortable. Known for collaborating with his designers, Mellencamp took a bare wall and stenciled it with lyrics from one of his songs; “For the Children” to create a mural. An impulsive decision made by Mellencamp but one of my favorite details in the house. It is always great to actually SEE the clients personality in their home.
So what do you think? Which home is your favorite?