Not only can celebrities afford homes that are ten times the size of a “normal” person’s, they can also afford the best decorators and most amazing furniture. Take a look inside 11 homes of the rich and famous that just might make you jealous, but will also hopefully inspire you with some great ideas at the same time.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia di Rossi’s Santa Monica Ranch
Portia di Rossi loves horses and Ellen DeGeneres loves decorating so this ranch in Santa Monica was a perfect purchase for the couple. The living room of the property’s main cabin (there are eight total!) features a comfortable couch and built-in shelves that flank the antique Belgian brick fireplace.
Photo: William Abranowicz/Elle Décor
Reese Witherspoon’s Ojai Home
Though Reese Witherspoon used custom leather benches and a pair of Swedish wing chairs from the 1760s for seating at her dining room table, the concept of chairs that don’t match perfectly can be replicated by anyone looking to do something a little unusual in the dining room.
Photo: William Waldron/Elle Décor
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Hampton’s House
Gwyneth Paltrow’s kitchen at her Hampton’s House is both classic and sleek. An oversized butcher block island serves as additional prep space, a place to pull up a stool and have a drink while chatting with the chef, and a breakfast bar. Details like white chandeliers add a little whimsy and warm up the space.
Photo: House & Garden via Hooked on Houses
Matt Damon’s Waterfront Mansion
Matt Damon sold his Miami Beach home for $15.4 million in 2014, which means he no longer sleeps in this dramatic bedroom with water views, dark hardwood floors, and a white canopy bed, but we can only imagine the sweet dreams he had when he did. Plus, the room is so big it can double as a ballroom in a pinch.
Photo: TheJills.com and Coldwell Banker
Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow’s Malibu Beach House
If you’re going to spend your summers living in a beachfront bungalow, why not maximize the space and build a rooftop deck with comfy sofas for lounging and million dollar (okay, $11 million dollar) views?
Photo: Realtor.com via Huffington Post
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s English Country Manor
This house is located on a four-acre island in the middle of the Thames about 40 miles outside of London, which makes it perfect for avoiding paparazzi and as a nearby weekend getaway. This marble bathroom is utterly elegant and timeless.
Photo: FameFlynet Pictures via Lonny
Kourtney Kardashian’s Calabasas Estate
Kourtney Kardashian once sent her sister a $30,000 bill after she gave her decorating advice. And though Khloe refused to pay it, Kourtney’s home does show off her great design aesthetic. She favors muted colors, oversized furniture, and classic pieces, but finds a way to work in fun pieces like the pool table seen here.
Photo: Trulia via PopSugar
Cameron Diaz’s Manhattan Apartment
NYC apartments are usually tiny, but not if you’re Cameron Diaz, who hired Kelly Wearstler to help design her West Village apartment. This bedroom evokes a feel of the 1970s and manages to be both masculine and feminine thanks to a mix of fabrics and textures, like silk wall coverings and gilded paper on the ceiling.
Photo: William Abranowicz for Elle Décor
Taylor Swift’s New York Apartment
Taylor Swift moved to Manhattan in 2014 and bought an enormous TriBeCa penthouse. There’s so much to love about her open concept living area, including the wide plank wood floors, the exposed brick walls and wood beams, and the fun floral pattern on her dining room chairs. If only we could get into her squad!
Photo: In Style
Jennifer Lopez’s California Home
J-Lo’s home is all about elegance and glamour. Her living room has a muted color palette with lots of ivory pieces and subtle black and gold accents. No red wine allowed in here!
Photo: Laura Resen via Veranda
Courteney Cox’s Malibu Retreat
A teak and steel lava rock fire pit is the focus of this outdoor area complete with custom-made banquette, wind protection, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The perfect spot to take a lazy afternoon nap and wake up just in time for the sunset.
Photo: Simon Upton via Elle Decor