Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's Beverly Hills Home Decor
Famous Hollywood couple of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi allowed us to have a look at their house, which is really fantastic. It is situated in Beverly Hills and you can be sure that its exquisite design is worth to be described. They like their spacious and perfectly decorated houses. Ellen says that she will never forget this marvelous 9-bedroom mansion with 11 bathrooms. It covers the territory of 2.87 acres and is so large that it takes the whole street.
The price of the mansion is 49 million dollars. The design was made by Buff & Hensman. Then the decorator Melinda Ritz expanded it. You will see nice sitting area near the kitchen stuffed with valuable vintage or just beautiful things: Antique Kirman rug, Waldo Design torchere, the Belgian cocktail table, that dates back to the 18th century. Its wall is decorated with painting that was created by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. French worktable of 18th century is complemented with vintage chairs by Gerard Summers. The essential feature of the house is the combination of vintage and contemporary details. You will see this mix almost everywhere.
The entrance hall features an unusual detail - a Ping-Pong table. It gives a playful mood. The tennis table was made by Rirkrit Tiravanija – an artist from Argentina. The entrance hall is also decorated with a Spanish Colonial bench acquired in Lief, Agra carpet of 19th century and a Serge Mouille chandelier.
Two slipcovered sofas and a cocktail table center the living room. These items are by Kathleen Clements Design. Here they are combined with Louis XVI bergeres. Antique textile and numerous vintage accessories decorate the room with a fireplace: a sculpture by Catherine Willis, a Roman bust, a Ruth Asawa sculpture and works by Mark Grotjahn and Ed Ruscha.
You will see an African mask in the living room as DeGenere collects African art. The travelling to the past continues here with table from Axel Vervoordt of the 18th century, antiquated Jean Prouve lamp and Clarke & Reilly stool.
The dining room presents a vintage farm table of the 17th century, cane chairs from France and Andy Walhol work on the wall. There is also an interesting detail in the kitchen – a display case of glass. This is where the tableware is kept. It looks unusual and captures attention at once. Even here antique rugs cover the floor. The floor in the kitchen is made in rustic style. The material is Chinese teak.
Most of all we liked library rotunda where a floor of brass-trimmed leather makes the room extraordinary. There is an English table with a marble top on it that dates back to the 19th century.
The touch of vintage style was introduced to the office too where a Victorian settee was complemented with bronze table from Blackman Cruz and Italian figure of 18th century. All Emmy awards are also kept here – in a cabinet of 19th century.
The bedroom is also luxurious. Even fabric of bed’s and walls’ upholstery is antique in it. Both Ellen and Portia are known for sense of taste and all is well-thought in the house. The items match each other and contribute to the harmony of the place.
In addition to the rooms described there is also a granite pool, an outdoor patio, a meditation room in the house. Amazing walk continues as we leave the house. There a koi carp pond in the estate. Coming guests can stay at a guest house.