According to our friends at Trulia, Jennifer Lopez just snatched up a three-acre slice of heaven in the Hamptons. The eight-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath estate has everything you'd need for a perfect Summer escape, and then some. Take a peek inside and see the rooms and amenities that warrant the $10 million listing price!
We knew she had jokes, but Ellen DeGeneres's design chops are taking center stage in the May issue of ELLE DECOR (on stands April 16). She and Portia de Rossi open the doors to their stunning Santa Monica ranch — a haven where Portia can indulge in equestrian activities while Ellen chips away at her second life calling: interiors. Portia assumed that the eight-cabin ranch would take Ellen years to decorate, but with the help of interior designers Jay Holman and Cliff Fong, Ellen pulled it off in just one! Keep reading to peek inside some of our favorite rooms in their ranch, and see the products we're eyeing to get the look.
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According to our friends at New York Daily News, Girls creator Lena Dunham was spotted scoping out a $4.5 million listing in Brooklyn's Williamsburg 'hood last weekend. While the penthouse boasts plenty of perks, like a party-perfect wraparound terrace, we couldn't help but join in the house-hunting fun by throwing in some of our own suggestions. See the covetable Brooklyn beauties we uncovered, and let us know which house gets your vote!
Located just south of Santa Barbara, the idyllic town of Ojai, California is known for it's beautiful architecture, nurturing lifestyle and it's famous denizens like Reese Witherspoon. Purchased by Reese in 2007, historic seven acre estate with a pool, guest cottages and horse paddocks, is back on the market for the recently reduced (bargain?) price of $7.25 million. Read on to see photos of the picturesque property.
For $20 million, you can buy your own endless Summer — and Matt Damon's Miami pad. Almost too good to be true, this waterfront home boasts over 12,000 square feet, not including the pool and guest house. Plus, with panoramic views, a swimming pool, and a private dock, it's quite the entertaining pad. Just the fact that the Damon-Affleck duo probably spent their Summers here is enough of a reason to take a peek inside this Miami mansion.
We've watched director Judd Apatow and his wife, actress Leslie Mann, collaborate hilariously in movies like Knocked Up and This Is 40. Now, we're peering into their latest joint project: a Malibu Beach bungalow overlooking the Pacific. According to Curbed, the couple scooped up the property that was formerly owned by late Pretty Woman producer, Laura Ziskin. Dating back to the 1930s, the beachfront home oozes with charm but feels strikingly contemporary — thanks in part to buckets of white paint, an open floor plan, and sleek design features. Keep reading for decorating ideas you can steal, regardless of your zip code!
Les Misérables is a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination in the production design category. The film, based on the musical and novel by Victor Hugo, takes place in 1800's Paris and is notable for the development of its characters and scenes depicting revolution-era France. With production designer Eve Stewart behind the wheel (she also worked on The King's Speech) there's no shortage of breathtaking backdrops and colors that make the film just as much about design as about love and war. Here, see how you can get the look yourself, minus the suffering.
Set in 19th-century Russia, this modern adaption of Anna Karenina tells the story of a love affair between a beautiful aristocrat and a wealthy count. Aside from the plot's romantic allure, the movie also offers plenty of eye candy with unforgettable costume and set design. While some of us have fantasized about living in an era where ball gowns and horse-drawn carriages are commonplace, it's sometimes tricky to blend old-world elegance with a contemporary lifestyle. Keep reading to see our picks for modern version of Anna Karenina-inspired interiors.
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Smash is baaaaaaack! Last night was the premiere of season two, and it did not disappoint. There are plenty of new characters (goodbye, scheming Ellis; hello, Jennifer Hudson!), new musical numbers, and, of course, lots and lots of drama. Another new addition is set designer Kalina Ivanov. She joined the behind-the-scenes cast to create a slew of new sets including a restaurant hangout, two apartments, and one very glamorous dressing room. The spaces are a perfect foil for the escalating tension between Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) as well as producer Eileen's (Anjelica Huston) continued fight to get their nascent show to Broadway. From the looks of it, they are going to be joined by tons of amazing guest stars this season (Sean Hayes, Jessie L. Martin, and . . . Liza Minnelli?!) and enough intrigue and fighting to keep everyone busy for a while.
We sat down with set designer Kalina to get the backstory and inspiration for a few of her sets this season. Read on to find out more about Kalina's process and how she gets the look!
— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb
Ballers, take notice. The suburban Chicago home that housed one of the greatest athletes of all time (for almost 20 years!) has a new price tag. Michael Jordan's 56,000-square-foot stunner, which includes an astounding nine bedrooms, 15 full bathrooms, and a lower level filled with state-of-the-art athletic courts, is now listed for $21 million dollars. While the average sports fanatic may only fantasize about owning the keys to this pad, we're curious to see which Chicago-based sports star will jump on the new price. In the meantime, allow us to show you around.