Archive for the ‘Star-studded style’ Category

Mad about mid-century

May 20, 2011

If you’re an interior design junkie like me, you’ll know that the mid-century trend has been kicking around for a while now, and shows no signs of abating. The uber-swanky set and styling of ‘Mad Men’ has surely added fuel to the mid-century fire. Get the scoop on all the mid-century design classics in Don Draper’s office from this article on The Mid-Century Modernist. Swoon!

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Don's dreamy office

Mid-century pieces seem to be popping up in interior design mags and blogs all the time. If you want an education in what to be looking for, you could do worse than checking out The Brick House, where blogger Morgan documents her home renovation projects and obsession with all things mid-century.

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Mix it up to avoid living in a time warp

If you’re keen to try the trend, don’t think you need to do top-to-bottom mid-century like Don Draper’s office (you do want to live in the 21st Century, right?). Try introducing a few mid-century design classics teamed with more contemporary pieces for sophisticated style. The image above is from this Sneak Peak on Design*Sponge, illustrating the mix-it-up approach perfectly.

Can I come in? John Mayer’s New York pad

October 11, 2010

I imagine I feel about as inspired by John Mayer‘s home as Jennifer Aniston feels about his relationship skills. I was expecting it to have a little bit more personality and warmth, but instead it seems he’s paid the Armani Casa design team to create a grown up pad which although contains absolutely STUNNING furniture pieces and furnishings, doesn’t really say much about the musician, himself.

Am I being too harsh?

Check out Apartment Therapy for more pictures of his home, as featured in Elle Decor.

 

bedroom | bedroom design idea | celebrity home | John Mayer Elle Decor

bedroom | bedroom design idea | celebrity home | John Mayer Elle Decor

 

 

dining room | dining room decorating ideas | celebrity home | John Mayer Elle Decor

dining room | dining room decorating ideas | celebrity home | John Mayer Elle Decor

 

 

living room | living room decorating ideas | celebrity home | John Mayer Elle Decor

living room | living room decorating ideas | celebrity home | John Mayer Elle Decor

 

This is my favourite room in the home… mainly because of the funky picture gallery, and, let’s face it, the guitars!!

 

Music room | celebrity home | John Mayer Elle Decor

Music room | celebrity home | John Mayer Elle Decor

 

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Getting excited about Transformer 3!

October 8, 2010

I love the Transformers movies and could look at sneak peaks and spoilers all day, BUT I’m no slacker, I wouldn’t DREAM of spending my day do anything that wasn’t related to the world of decorating…

… so here’s a tour around Transformer 3 director, Michael Bay‘s home in Miami, as featured in Elledecor.com!

 

bedroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

bedroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

 

The boudoir…

 

bedroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

kitchen-diner | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

 

 

bathroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

bathroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

 

… imagine the celebrity dinner guests…

 

bathroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

bathroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

 

… and what’s a famous film director’s home without a home cinema??

 

TV entertainment zone | living room | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

TV entertainment zone | living room | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

 

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Linda Barker to the rescue…!

August 24, 2010

Planning to tackle those niggling DIY projects over the bank holiday? You may want to have a quick chat with style guru Linda Barker.

Luckily for us, she has agreed to host a live webchat over on Housetohome.co.uk so you can get all those decorating questions answered!

Simply tune in on Wednesday 25th August at 1pm and quizz her on all things interiors – from putting up shelves to hanging wallpaper. You might even get a heads up on the new decorating trends for autumn/winter!

Linda Barker webchat - 25th August at 1pm - Housetohome.co.uk

Linda Barker webchat - 25th August at 1pm - Housetohome.co.uk

Register now for an email alert or, if you can’t wait until then, be inspired by her product ranges for every room at Really Linda Barker.

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Can I come in? Donna Karan’s West Indies home

July 5, 2010

I LOVE browsing designer homes, and fashion designer, Donna Karan‘s, beautiful tropical abode is the epitomy of this! Thanks Architectural Digest, this was such a great find!

Now, I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy waking up to the sound of the dustbin men clearing the bottles from my local pub, but somehow it doesn’t compare to a Monday morning chilling out by the pool in this exotic escape.

A large coffee table is a must-have to sit around with friends after dinner…

roomenvy - African-inspired living room

roomenvy - African-inspired living room

Wooden African-inspired accents create a relaxed, tropical feel in this bedroom…

roomenvy - exotic bedroom

roomenvy - exotic bedroom

Hmmmmm Starbucks vs tropical paradise?

roomenvy - tropical terrace

roomenvy - tropical terrace

Oh now this is just CRUEL! Love that daybed!

roomenvy - tropical infinity swimming pool

roomenvy - tropical infinity swimming pool

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Can I come in? Sir Elton John’s swanky LA pad

June 24, 2010

Now THAT’s an invite I wouldn’t lose. I can only imagine how fun one of Elton John‘s infamous parties would be, and it came as no surprise that his LA apartment has as much quirky and extravagant style as Elton himself. I found it on Architecturaldigest.com – they have BAGS of funky celeb homes on there – perfect for a spot of lunchtime celebrity style stalking!

Fancy a sneak peak?

roomenvy - Elton John living room

roomenvy - Elton John living room

roomenvy - Elton John's sexy living room seating area

roomenvy - Elton John's sexy living room seating area

Oooooh, you know what?

roomenvy - popstar bedroom

roomenvy - popstar bedroom

I ADORE this!

roomenvy - Elton's John's colourful kitchen-diner

roomenvy - Elton's John's colourful kitchen-diner

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How to be more ‘Sex and the City’ about storage

June 22, 2010

Not one to wear a scruffy hoody and muddy jeans, it came as no surprise to me that when I asked Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (new celeb ambassador for Sharps Bedrooms don’t you know) to chat about bedroom storage, he went STRAIGHT onto how to look after your clothes!

And too right! So many of my clothes treat me so well during the night of ‘that party’, it’s only fair that I treat them with the same respect … check out the sleek fitted wardrobes in Sharps’ new Pure bedroom range – now that’s respect! Watch the video below, for Laurence’s amusing tips on bedroom storage!

roomenvy - Sharps Bedrooms' Pure bedroom - yum!

roomenvy - Sharps Bedrooms' Pure bedroom - yum!

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Kitchen design ideas from the movies

June 9, 2010

Anyone recognise this GORGEOUS kitchen? From the moment I saw It’s Complicated I knew I was in love … and it wasn’t with Alec Baldwin, I’m afraid, it was with this kitchen. In fact, this may even have been my favourite thing about the film! Thankfully, Silverscreensurroundings and Remodelista were here to help, thanks guys – I really felt like staring at something pretty this morning!

I love the mix between the rustic tableware and linens teamed with industrial-chic pendant lighting. Above all, you can tell that this is the ultimate ‘cook’s kitchen‘ with practical storage, bags of surface space, and a breakfast bar (plus dining area) close by so that they can chat to their guests while serving up a storm. (But no more cheesy and romantic croissant making between Meryl Streep and Steve Martin, please!)

roomenvy - It's Complicated kitchen

roomenvy - It's Complicated kitchen

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Sex and the City 2 – ENVY!

May 25, 2010

I would say I wasn’t jealous of the clothes, the shoes, the handsome men and now the beautiful and luxurious hotel that’s featured in Sex and the City 2, but it’s not in my nature! I’m full of envy!

Has anyone else seen the super-swanky resort the girls stay in in Morocco? It’s called the Amanjena Hotel, and apparently rooms start at over £1,000 a night … in case you were wondering …

We’ll have to wait and see why they’re lucky enough to go there (from a writer’s point of view, I’m baffled as to how Carrie can afford it!)

roomenvy - luxurious hotel exterior

roomenvy - luxurious hotel exterior

roomenvy - oh so relaxing bedroom

roomenvy - oh so relaxing bedroom

roomenvy - Amanjena Hotel dining hall

roomenvy - Amanjena Hotel dining hall

See more pictures of this beautiful hotel (and book a room if you can!) at grandluxuryhotels.com.

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Celebrity wardrobe envy!

May 20, 2010

At this point in my wardrobe’s life, my clothes have now spread to be hanging on the cupboard doors! Not the most efficient, and certainly NOT the most glamorous. So i’m putting my clothes and shoe storage questions to The Holding Company‘s Suzanne Baker this Thursday (20th) lunchtime in Housetohome’s storage webchat… hopefully she’ll be able to help me fend of the WHIRLPOOL of clutter that has become of my wardrobe.

While still in serious storage research mode, of course, I came across these celebrity walk-in wardrobes. Now that’s some super storage. Of course, if I was lucky enough to own all their clothes, i’d be more than content without a cupboard, I would just wear EVERYTHING every night!

Excited as ever about the 2nd Sex and the City movie, so I knew EXACTLY which wardrobe I wanted to lust after first.

roomenvy - Carrie Bradshaw's swanky closet

roomenvy - Carrie Bradshaw's swanky closet

Oh Mr Big!

roomenvy - Carrie's wardrobe in Sex and the City

roomenvy - Carrie's wardrobe in Sex and the City

And then of course it spiralled into an out-of-control quest for the ultimate celebrity wardrobe …

roomenvy - Mariah Carey's closet/room of clothes!!

roomenvy - Mariah Carey's closet/room of clothes!!

roomenvy - Myley Cyrus's boudoir-chic closet

roomenvy - Myley Cyrus's boudoir-chic closet

roomenvy - Paris Hilton's 5-star wardrobe

roomenvy - Paris Hilton's 5-star wardrobe

PLUS there are even more celebrity walk-in wardrobes at MizzTissa.com … but be warned, your mouth will most probably water.

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