Take a Tour of Jennifer Aniston's Sumptuous L.A. Home
"Sexy is important, but comfort is essential."
Jennifer Aniston, 48, may be one of the sexiest women in Hollywood, but when it comes to decorating the midcentury California home that she shares with her husband, Justin Theroux, and their three dogs, she's all about that hygge life.
"Sexy is important, but comfort is essential," she told Architectural Digest in their March issue. "I'm all about cozy."
That doesn't mean her thoroughly modern Bel Air home, which was built by architect A. Quincy Jones in 1965, resembles a quaint English farmhouse like the one in The Holiday. On the contrary, her home is filled with furniture that has the sleek chic of the Mad Men era, the kind that exudes the same subtle power and authority.
When she first viewed the home in 2011, it seemed a bit too minimalistic for her taste, but she felt a "connection" to the home that made her ultimately decide to buy it. The fact that it didn't totally fit in with her aesthetic made it an interesting design project, one that allowed her to fulfill one of her secret passions.
"If I wasn't an actress, I'd want to be a designer. I love the process," she said. "There's something about picking out fabrics and finishes that feeds my soul."
Aniston collaborated with Stephen Shadley to create a decor she describes as ""Old World meets New World," one that includes disparate elements such as antique Japanese screens and Abstract expressionist paintings, desks that belong in the executive rooms of advertising agencies along with a vintage Jean Royère Polar Bear sofa. Plus lots and lots of warm materials, like bronze and wood.
Ultimately, it's all about creating a place that's inviting, a house that you want to snuggle up into, rather than just flitting in and out of. It represents where the blockbuster actress is in her life now.
"There was a time when I thought there was something romantic about picking up and trotting off somewhere different every three months. Now I'm becoming more particular about the projects I take," she said. "I look around at my husband and my dogs and our home, and there's nowhere else I want to be."
For more celebrity design inspo, check out Robert Downey Jr.'s whimsical windmill home.
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