Let's start by admitting I don't watch Grey's Anatomy, but I've seen her in a few movies. That said, it is easy to be a fast fan of Ellen Pompeo's relaxing Los Angeles home. Hello, family-friendly finishes and supremely chilled out vibe.
It was somewhat surprising to learn that Martyn Lawrence Bullard designed the space for the actress and her family. It's not his first residence to design for Pompeo, each of them just as uniquely spectacular as the next. This proves yet again the famous designer's range and ability to cater a design to his client's lifestyle and taste rather than his own. They took the 1930's Mediterranean villa down to the studs to give it new life while honoring the original spirit of the home.
Flipping through the story on Architectural Digest you'll see the drastic before & after shots. It's clear that this renovation was a true top to bottom effort with a vision of gracious living in mind. Windows are larger, doors are more dramatic and spaces are opened to accommodate modern living.
And then there are the cheerful rooms for the couple's daughters. I love the colorful notes of the Missoni textiles and the easy chic feeling of the rooms. Perfect for energetic little girls!
My favorite part? The living room and pool area top my list of dreamy spaces. The expansive living area is luxe without being stiff. I love the cabana stripe awnings beyond the triple sets of french doors. And the furniture? To die for. The pool area has so much swagger it's hard to imagine it being a private home. Just look at the surrounding balconies and the clear blue skies promising views of the city below. This home is gorgeous and the lot looks like a dream come true.
Perhaps Hollywood celeb would have been an ideal career option after all ;)
See the full story on AD.