Posts Tagged ‘house tour’

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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Step inside Sophie Conran’s swanky home!

September 2, 2010

Do you remember Linda Barker raving about designer Sophie Conran‘s sexy pink kitchen on our The Room I Envy series? I loved it then and I love it now – especially seeing it surrounded by the other beautiful rooms in her … MANSION!

Oh the high life!

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Can I come in? Quirky Brighton house

August 16, 2010

There are so many funky decorating ideas to steal from this late-Victorian home in Hove. Reinvented salvaged pieces and stylish design classics create a unique space that’s packed with colour and quirkiness.

I love how much colour is injected into an otherwise simple bedroom scheme. The vintage prints add character… although I’d feel a bit like I was being watched!!

roomenvy - vintage bedroom

roomenvy - vintage bedroom

The jewel-coloured tiles create a really inviting feel in this bathroom.

roomenvy - modern seaside-style bathroom

roomenvy - modern seaside-style bathroom

What a great idea for food storage – chalk on labels for a rustic yet practical touch.

roomenvy - rustic kitchen

roomenvy - rustic kitchen

This is one of the most modern rooms in the home, but it’s softened by the wooden floorboards. I love the retro accessories.

roomenvy - retro home office

roomenvy - retro home office

Truly British and truly eclectic!

roomenvy - eclectic living room

roomenvy - eclectic living room

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Can I come in? Brighton house tour

June 15, 2010

If I told you I’d hunted through skips to decorate my house what would you think?

WRONG. This little beauty has been lovingly restored on a tight budget. 90% of the flooring was reclaimed from skips;  cupboards were transformed into sleek kitchen units; and old doors were used to make headboards.

The result? A spacious, characterful family home peppered with one-off wonders and treasured possessions.

Roomenvy - blackboard paint kitchen - livingetc.com

Roomenvy - blackboard paint kitchen - livingetc.com

Roomenvy - door headboard - livingetc.com

Roomenvy - door headboard - livingetc.com

Can’t believe your eyes? Check out more pics of this stunning Brighton renovation in Livingetc’s house tour.

Can I come in? Totally tropical home

February 11, 2010

It’s becoming a habit now, the more I feel snowfall brush cheekily on my cheek, the more I look for warm and cosy decorating schemes … or failing that, decorating schemes in BOILING HOT countries.

Take this laid-back, tropical island home in Bali. Weathered wood, shots of jewel colour, Asian accessories – this is where ‘can I come in?’ becomes ‘can I move in … please?’

roomenvy - restful and relaxing bedroom

I don’t know where I’d prefer to relax, in the gorgeous floral bed, or on those inviting floor cushions …

roomenvy - oversized tub bathroom

roomenvy - oversized tub bathroom

That’s just cheeky! Like you’d need a bath to wind down in when you live just a few yards from the beach … a few yards from Clapham Police Station on the other hand …

roomenvy - chilled out dining room

roomenvy - chilled out dining room

Perfect for those warm summer evenings with friends. The chalky pink and purple accents look great with the weathered furniture.

roomenvy - Eastern-inspired living room

roomenvy - Eastern-inspired living room

Packed with colour, cushions and accessories. I love this living area.

Can I come in? Edwardian country house

February 9, 2010

This smart and sophisticated Edwardian home makes me either want to double-check I’ve cleaned my shoes or invest in a swankier pair altogether – it’s just so glamorous and stylish, if a little intimidating to people like myself who, essentially, live in a … shoe.

The symmetrical layout gives it a formal air, neutral tones keep the home timeless and elegant, and smart furniture and accessories complete the look.

roomenvy - four-poster bedroom

roomenvy - four-poster bedroom

… will I need to wear a Victorian nightgown?

roomenvy - smart formal living room

roomenvy - smart formal living room

roomenvy - elegant dining room table setting

roomenvy - elegant dining room table setting

roomenvy - country manor kitchen

roomenvy - country manor kitchen

I love the shaker-style kitchen units, but is anyone else wondering what is in those urns?

Can I come in? Cute fisherman’s cottage

February 5, 2010

I’d LOVE to have a sweet litte fisherman’s cottage … without the fisherman though. This lovely home, featured on Apartment Therapy, made me dream of summer holidays and warm evenings – although I didn’t put up the pictures of the swimming pool, it was just too painful.

roomenvy - chalkboard kitchen

roomenvy - chalkboard kitchen

Let me at that chalkboard wall! I think it looks fantastic, and injects a big dollop of personality into a traditionally seaside-style kitchen.

roomenvy - seaside stripes living room

roomenvy - seaside stripes living room

This living room proves coastal chic doesn’t have to be all about weathered finishes and ships in bottles! Team rustic pieces with bold monochrome stripes for a touch of drama.

roomenvy - pretty guest bedroom

roomenvy - pretty guest bedroom

This country-style guest bedroom is just too pretty for words – although I’m a bit nervous about the table being placed in front of the door.

roomenvy - relaxing garden room

roomenvy - relaxing garden room

I love the thought of a garden room to escape to. This outhouse is packed with cushions … and pumpkins?? … and is definitely where you’d find me if I came to stay. I love the seaside-inspired glass bottles, and those drawers are super handy for packing full of outdoor games and extra blankets for when it gets chilly.

Can I come in? Swanky London penthouse

January 27, 2010

Who lives in a bachelor pad like this? Actually, a seemingly cute couple, but it had you fooled didn’t it? I love the shots of zesty lemon, the elaborate dining room which boasts stunning views over London and the sleek bathroom.

It even overlooks Lord’s Cricket Ground – perfect for ‘accidentally’ ogling all those sportsman!

Take a house tour of this swanky London penthouse at homeandgardens.com.

room envy - room with a view

room envy - room with a view

A sophisticated monochrome scheme is lifted right out of the ordinary with vibrant shots of yellow.

room envy - liven up a monochrome scheme with zesty yellow

room envy - liven up a monochrome scheme with zesty yellow

Love the bathroom, but I’m sure not how I feel about double mirrors first thing in the morning…

room envy - seeing double

room envy - seeing double

For more fabulous decorating schemes check out more reader homes.

Can I come in? Grey’s Anatomy star’s home

January 21, 2010

I loooooooooooove Grey’s Anatomy and am so excited that it’s back after it’s mid-season break (the wait was sheer TORTURE!) When hunting for my celebrity decorating fix I came across Casasugar‘s pics of Kate Walsh‘s (Dr. Addison Montgomery) gorgeous Spanish-style home in Los Angeles, featured in November’s InStyle. LUST!

Although it’s hardly a surprise that she has great taste, Dr Montgomery did have relationships with both Dr McDreamy and Dr McSteamy after all. (Non Grey’s Anatomy fans follow the links – you won’t regret it!)

I love the beautiful free-standing tub and floor tap – it’s so romantic. And what a lovely relaxing setting overlooking the tiled roofs and surrounded by flowers!

roomenvy - romantic rooftop bathroom

roomenvy - romantic rooftop bathroom

Oh to be at a dinner party with the Grey’s Anatomy cast – although I think i’d go into shock.

roomenvy - elegant dining room

roomenvy - elegant dining room

I love the textured flooring, the warm tones and the cosy leather furniture pieces in this living room, yet it’s still airy enough to benefit from the warm LA breeze. I didn’t know she could play the guitar?

roomenvy -Spanish-style living room

roomenvy -Spanish-style living room