Living rooms are known as the gathering room for all family and have a good time on it. Our celebrities enjoy decorating their living rooms too. Pieces of art, a lovely upholstery, great color schemes, stunning chandeliers and incredible rugs are on the spotlights of their living rooms. Get some inspiration for your own.
#10 Demi Moore
“This was a definite joint effort,” actress Demi Moore says of the 1950s canyonside house in Beverly Hills. “I didn’t want a living room that looked off-limits,” says Moore. “I wanted rooms that were elegant but inviting—for kids, dogs, and everyone.” As a result, Los Angeles decorator Brad Dunning designed a space where “you can even sit on the backs of the chairs,” he says, and that can graciously accommodate six people or 60.
#9 STING & TRUDIE STYLER
Sting and his wife, actress and producer Trudie Styler, tapped Lee F. Mindel, of architectural and design firm Shelton, Mindel & Associates, and restoration architect Anthony Close-Smith to renovate their early-18th-century London townhouse. Styler requested light, and Mindel delivered. In the living room, where Matisse prints and a Picasso grace the walls, the silk-and-wool rug acts like a photographer’s reflector, spreading light from the windows evenly throughout the space. The low tables are by Yves Klein, the side table is by Diego Giacometti, and the sofa fabric is by Holland & Sherry.
#8 JOSHUA BELL
To create his Manhattan residence, classical violinist Joshua Bell worked with architect Charles Rose. The apartment works not only as a domestic setting, but also as a concert hall. During solo and chamber performances with friends, guests take a seat in the foreground living area, and the piano is moved into the library/study in the background, which conveniently becomes a staging area. A velvet curtain can be used to divide the two areas. “I use the curtain to add a little theater – I come out from behind it. Why not?” Bell laughs. The sofas are by Cassina, and the rug is by Odegard.
#7 SIR ELTON JOHN & DAVID FURNISH
Sir Elton John and his partner, filmmaker David Furnish, asked Martyn Lawrence-Bullard to design their Los Angeles residence. “Our goal for this apartment was neither entertaining nor having houseguests—it’s about function, about us,” says Furnish. “Though Elton’s definitely a maximalist, I, a more clean-line minimalist, we both wanted something very L.A., very ‘70s, à la the building’s architecture. Immediately I thought: Boogie Nights.”The living room’s onyx-and-chrome low tables are by Lawrence-Bullard, and the carpet is by The Rug Company.
#6 DIANE KEATON
New York designer Stephen Shadley renovated actress, director, and producer Diane Keaton’s Spanish Colonial Revival home in Beverly Hills, originally built in the 1920s by architect Ralph Flewelling. The overall aesthetic was to be plain and simple, with a deep but not reverential bow to California’s Spanish heritage. “I wanted to bring the house back to its core simplicity,” says Keaton, who is also an enthusiastic and knowledgeable collector of California art and design. The living room features works by Maynard Dixon and William Ritschel. The pots are Hillside, from the teens and ‘20s; the daybeds are Monterey pieces. Of the latter, Shadley says, “Diane has the best collection anywhere.”
#5 GERARD BUTLER
In Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, actor Gerard Butler worked with architect Alexander Gorlin and film designer Elvis Restaino on his 3,300-square-foot open loft in a converted manufacturing warehouse. “I wanted something elegant and gorgeous and at the same time rather masculine and raw,” says the actor. “I guess I would describe the apartment as bohemian old-world rustic château with a taste of baroque.” The living space, shown, is centered around arched, brick-framed windows that look out at the Empire State Building. The chandelier and leather chairs and ottoman are from ABC Carpet & Home.
“My houses are passions,” says Cher, who turned to friend and interior designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard to help conjure up “something ethnic, spicy, and romantic”—albeit in creams, ivories, whites, and buttery beiges—for the interiors of her duplex, perched high above Los Angeles. For the main living space, Lawrence-Bullard designed comfortable seating, covered in Kravet fabric, where the actress can relax and enjoy the views. Also in the living room is a zebra-print rug by Edelman on top of a Stark sea-grass carpet. “If Cher hadn’t been a singer,” he observes, “she definitely could’ve been a decorator. She was very involved. I’d go to her house, get up on her bed, and sit with her going through color samples.”
#3 SHERYL & ROB LOWE
With the help of architect Don Nulty and interior designer David Phoenix, actor Rob Lowe and his wife, Sheryl, built their dream house on the California coast, nestled on four acres near Santa Barbara. “I’ve always been drawn to a historic, East Coast American aesthetic,” says Lowe, a Virginia native, who looked to George Washington’s Mount Vernon for inspiration. Adds Phoenix, “Sheryl loves beautiful things and is definitely a collector. She has a very clean vision.” Pictured: An English dog painting is set over the living room fireplace, while a photograph by Lyndie Benson is above the Dutch secretary; the sisal rug is by Stark.
#2 Charlize Theron
#1 George Clooney
Most of the descriptions are from Architectural Digest.