“If I really can be said to have a personal style, I think it is reflected in my taste for the exotic and the unexpected. I like to create rooms which are essentially traditional — and then add touches of the bizarre and the delicious.” — Lee Radziwill, Architectural Digest, July/August 1975
Celebrities come in many shapes and sizes and so do their property portfolios. From Jennifer Lawrence’s duplex penthouse on New York’s Upper East Side to Shakira’s Miami Beach home in Biscayne Bay, we’ve put together a curated gallery of particularly noteworthy celebrity living rooms. Whether you are looking for some design inspiration or merely curious about a specific celebrity aesthetic we’re sure you will find something interesting in the list below.
1. Glass Walls Give L.A. Living Room Seamless Outdoor Access
Southern California architect Pierre Koenig is known for a series of modernist homes he designed in the Los Angeles area. His Stahl House, built in 1959 and considered an architectural masterpiece, is on the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument list of sites worthy of preservation. Another Koenig design, the Henbest-Birkett House, a mid-century modern home built primarily of concrete, steel and glass, features a living room flanked on both sides by glass walls, giving it an outdoor feel and seamless access to a back deck. A sofa set, configured over an area rug, sits in front of a modern gray brick fireplace.
2. Modern Art Provides Color and Stylistic Edge
At one time Henry Ford II’s Southampton, New York estate, featuring a quarter mile of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, was the most expensive real estate on the East Coast. The home’s formal living room includes couches, a center coffee table, mirror over a fireplace and hardwood flooring. A crystal chandelier provides a dramatic focus for the room which also has recessed lighting and natural light through large glass doors. Three modern large-scale paintings adorn the walls adding both color and a stylistic edge to an otherwise traditional design.
3. Florida Sunshine Beams in Through Large Glass Doors and Windows
Spacious living room, in a Miami home formerly owned by Colombian musician Shakira, features a set of whitesofas and a pair of glass-top center tables on an area rug placed over hardwood flooring. Bright cushions match the ceiling and walls, illuminated by Florida sunshine beaming in through tall glass doors and windows.
4. Fieldstone Space a Reflection of Musician’s Rustic Charm
What did you think a Tom Petty living room would like? His Sherwood Lake getaway, not far from Malibu, CA, was built in 1931 of local fieldstone, and the building material is showcased throughout the massive rustic living room. The space is designed with everything supersized: textured stonewalls and fireplace face a beautifully gothic fireplace under a large, round chandelier. Like Petty’s music, different elements come together like they’ve always belonged that way.
5. Sofas and Chairs Positioned Around Large Living Room
Spacious living room in Beverly Hills mansion, once owned by Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, features hardwood flooring topped by area rugs. Seating is provided by different sofa sets and chairs that are positioned around the large space. There’s also a fireplace on one wall and full-height windows make up another wall looking out on to a back deck.
6. Razor House’s Floor-to-Ceiling Windows Look Out Over Pacific Ocean
Musicians Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’s La Jolla, CA waterfront estate, also known as the “Razor House”) features a spacious circular living room with a massive wall-length fireplace, sofa set and two center tables on top of an area rug covering tile flooring. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide the space with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.
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7. Penthouse Living Room Provides Bird’s-Eye View of Manhattan Skyline
Magnificently high wire living room, in a Manhattan duplex penthouse once owned by actor Jennifer Lawrence, features hardwood flooring with a white-on-white interior. A white sofa set surrounds a center table with a fireplace situated on an interior wall. Large glass windows provide a bird’s-eye view of the Manhattan skyline.
8. Malibu Beach House Features Magnificent Ocean View
Modern living room is awash with design possibilities. Deluxe Malibu Beach house, once owned by musician Barry Manilow, features offering a sofa set and two center tables on an area rug over hardwood flooring. A white grand piano sits in the northwest corner of the room. The house was built on a point giving the large glass windows 180-degree views up and down the beach, as well as out into the Pacific Ocean,
9. Rustic Kentucky Living Room Combines Traditional and Modern Elements
Formal living room, in a Lexington, KY home once owned by actor Johnny Depp, features a tall ceiling with exposed wooden beams, stone walls and a large stone fireplace. A beige sofa set blends in with an area rug that lies over tile flooring. The space also includes book shelves, a wood fireplace and French doors opening on to a patio.
10. Balinese-Style Living Room Features Tropical Wood Vibe
Balinese-style living room, in a Malibu, CA home once owned by musician Kid Rock, features a tropical wood vibe with dark hardwood floors and a wood slat ceiling. The space includes a large white couch, a pair of brown armchairs, a piano on the side and wood craftsmanship throughout. Large glass windows open up to back decking.
11. Living Room Takes In Panoramic Views of California Coastline
Living room, in a Carmel, CA home Clint Eastwood used in scenes for his film “Play Misty for Me,” features an open floor plan with sofa set, exposed beam ceiling, modern fireplace and hardwood flooring. The home is built on a cliff which Eastwood used to great dramatic effect in the finale of his film — the lead actress (Jessica Walter) falls through a glass door down the cliffside to rocks below. That same glass gives viewers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
12. Three Separate Living Room Spaces Created out of Open Floor Plan
Spacious living room, in a most unlikely Nashville home once owned by country music legends Tammy Wynette and George Jones, features primarily minimalist design in an open floor plan. Three separate sofa sets are positioned throughout the space creating multiple living roomss with hardwood flooring, large-scale wall art and a modern geometric light fixture.
13. Wall of Windows Bring In Plenty of Natural Light
Formal living room, in a home once owned by Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn, features two couches, a glass-top round center table and a chandelier hanging from an elegant coffered ceiling. The space also includes carpeted flooring, two end tables and a wall of windows letting in plenty of natural light.
14. Jazz Singer’s Bel Air Living Room Features Coffered Ceiling
Jazz singer Peggy Lee, who crossed over into the pop charts with a couple of hits, including “Is That All There Is?” and “Fever,” at one time lived in a Bel Air mansion with this large formal living room. The space features a white sofa set surrounding a center coffee table, along with a chandelier and fireplace. The room also has extensive bookshelves, a coffered ceiling and one wall which opens up to an outside pool area.
15. Arched Windows Add a Touch of Old World Opulence
Old World opulence is the name of the game in Davide Campari’s aesthetic choices. The spacious living room, in the Milan beverage magnate‘s Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat home, features a row of arched French doors, a tall white coffered ceiling and a gray sofa set by the fireplace.
16. French Doors Lead out to Balcony in Bel Air Mansion
Traditional family room, in a Bel Air mansion formerly owned by comedian Kathy Griffin, showcases fireplace with a white mantle that blends in with the walls. A sofa, chairs and tufted ottomans are set on a large blue and white area rug sitting over dark hardwood flooring. Arched French doors lead out to a balcony.
17. Natural Light Streams into Malibu Beach Living Room
Malibu Beach living room, in a home once owned by actor Peirce Brosnan, features white sofas and chairs surrounding a large dark wood coffee table. Burgundy pillows add splashes of color throughout the room. The space, with hardwood flooring and an area rug, is illuminated by natural lighting streaming in through west-facing glass walls and doors.
18. Grand Piano Prominently Displayed in Park Avenue Space
A grand piano is prominently displayed in the living room of a Park Avenue penthouse formerly owned by New York conductor Leonard Bernstein. The space features a fireplace, a piano and a set of sofas that are bathed in natural lighting from the surrounding windows. A large area rug lies over hardwood flooring.
19. Elegant Soho Loft Keeps it Real with Exposed Sprinkler System
Television personality Bethenny Frankel’s mother is a professional interior designer and that interest has certainly rubbed off on her daughter’s taste in décor. The great room, in a Soho loft formerly owned by Frankel, exudes an elegant industrial aesthetic. The space features a corner bar with stool seating, oversized windows, large cushioned sofas and an exposed sprinkler system in the ceiling. A large white area rug lies over light hardwood flooring.
20. Hollywood Hills Home Comfortable in its Own Skin
The living room, in a Hollywood Hills home once owned by Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford, features beige walls and a white ceiling that matches well with white sofas across from a large fireplace. Two coffee tables sit on a large area rug that lies over hardwood flooring. Sets of blue French doors brighten the cozy space with natural lighting.
21. Sectional Sofas Define Living Room Space
Los Angeles home, once owned by Frank Sinatra, features bright living room with white sectional sofas, a glass-top coffee table with metal legs, and glass walls providing uninterrupted view of the backyard pool area and the San Fernando Valley. The white-on-white décor extends to an area rug over white flooring. The mid-century modern classic, designed by architect William Pereira, has been filmed for many TV series and movies, including “Mad Men,” “Californication,” “Big Little Lies,” and “Bewitched.”
22. Breathtaking Bay Area Mansion in a Class By Itself
Quintessential San Francisco is embodied in Bay Area mansion, once owned by actor Sharon Stone. You expect James Stewart and Kim Novak, in a scene out of Hitchcock’s classic film “Vertigo,” to come walking around the corner at any moment. The Sea Cliff area home, situated right on the coastline, features magnificent views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. The living room is designed with dark wood floors, several area rugs and a custom-built fireplace. Glass walls look out over the water and let in plenty of natural lighting.
23. Harlem Brownstone Designed with 12-Foot Ceiling
The living room, in a Harlem brownstone once owned by actor Neil Patrick Harris, features soaring 12-foot ceilings and a wall of large windows letting in natural light. The space also has a sofa set surrounding an oversized coffee table positioned in front of a custom-made fireplace. An area rug almost completely covers dark hardwood flooring.
24. Palm Springs Living Room Opens Out to Backyard Patio
The longtime Palm Springs home of novelist Sidney Sheldon, features a vaulted -ceiling living room with a natural stone fireplace and terrazzo floors both inside and out. The space opens directly onto a backyard patio.
25. Montecito Mansion Features Massive Glass Wall
Over the years Southern California architect Wallace Neff designed homes that have been lived in by a select group of celebrities, including Charlie Chaplin, Darryl Zanuck, Bob Newhart, Madonna and Diane Keaton. The 14,000 square foot Neff mansion in Montecito, CA , features a spacious living room with a cathedral ceiling and a set of white sofas flanking a small round coffee table. An open glass wall overlooks an outdoor pool area and views of the Pacific Ocean.