Celebrity Style

Sneak Peek! Inside Ellen DeGeneres’s Stylish Homes

She’s known more for her comedy career, deep love of dance and, oh yes, her watched-by-millions talk show, but Ellen DeGeneres is also really, really into decor. In her book, Home, she reveals where her love of design started and shares images of her spaces.

“I move a lot. As corny as it sounds, to me, home is where the heart is. So moving houses is just another way in which I get to experience life,” says Ellen. “I get that moving from house to house isn’t appealing to everyone. After all, it’s right up there in stressors with death and losing a job. But the truth is, moving has always been fun for me, specially now that is easier than ever with the help from companies like this moving company in Fort Lauderdale.” Take a peek inside some of her homes below, and discover the elements of her signature style.

Though her personality is colorful, at home Ellen opts for a serene palette. She owned this house in Trousdale Estates, an enclave of mid-century modern architecture in Los Angeles, from 2012 to 2014. In this living space, cozy textures and exotic accents add warmth to the home’s clean lines. “I like neutral colors with stronger colors in art, pillows or a nice throw,” she says. “Big color statements on walls or furniture can be fun, but limit the possibility of changes.”

Though she clearly loves cool, mid-century modern finds, Ellen also likes layering in elements with an old world quality. Sometimes, that’s via rustic furniture, but in the dining room at The Villa, the patina comes from distressed panelled walls. She paired a set of Prouvé chairs with a monolithic dining table by fashion designer Rick Owens. A minimalist pendant light by Alvar Aalto shines against the deliberately undone walls and exposed ceiling beams. Underfoot, a Tibetan handwoven hemp carpet adds another layer of subtle texture.

Author: Stacey Lee Kong, Excerpt © 2015 by Crazy Monkey, Inc.

Home by Ellen DeGeneres, Courtesy of Hachette Book Group Canada