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Scooter Braun Gives AD a Tour of His Montecito Mansion

Mega talent manager Scooter Braun’s idyllic retreat in the California countryside is the perfect escape

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8 Beautiful Homes of AD’s Favorite Celebrity Couples

There are couple goals, and then there are design couple goals, and these beautiful homes of these eight famous pairs may be the crème de la crème in that department. Whether we’re imagining Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber lounging in the open-air living room of their Los Cabos, Mexico, villa or Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady sprawling on the neutral-colored sofa in the gorgeous master bedroom of their Los Angeles estate, each idea is more enviable than the next. Here are some more examples, from Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, to swipe some inspiration from, whether your style be vintage ping-pong tables in your entrance area or repoussé drum stools.

 

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The living room of the New York City townhouse of Brooke Shields and her husband, Chris Henchy, features Louis XVI–style armchairs, a French Empire commode, and a 1970s Lucite-base cocktail table. A Keith Haring painting, which was a gift from the artist, sits above the fireplace, framed by two portraits of the couple’s daughters, by artist Will Cotton.

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Parota-wood beams line the ceiling of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber’s open-air living room in Los Cabos, Mexico, which features linen-covered lounge chairs and custom-made tripod floor lamps. A vintage pillow and throw from John Robshaw brighten up the room.

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A chandelier with matching sconces above the mantel sets a romantic tone in the master bedroom of the Los Angeles home of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. The theme is carried throughout the couple’s room, with neutral tones, soft lines, and a splash of pink above the mantel.

 

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Take a Peek Inside 25 Living Rooms in Actors’ Homes

When actors are not on location for an upcoming movie or television show, they retire to their high-design homes around the world. In their living rooms, celebrities (and their designers) incorporate cozy fireplaces,comfortable seating, bold art, and warm lighting to create spaces that are perfect for any occasion, whether they are entertaining A-list friends, learning their lines, or relaxing with family. Take a glimpse at the personality-packed living room decor of George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston,Ellen Degeneres, and many other stars and see where they kick-back after a night on the red carpet.

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Ellen DeGeneres Reimagines the Art in Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef’s Home

Ricky Martin and husband Jwan Yosef have cultivated a serene home base for themselves and their two children, 9-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino, that includes lots of open space and natural materials—and Ellen DeGeneres would like to cause a little chaos. The Beverly Hills home features classic pieces by Ray and Charles Eames, Milo Baughman, and Hans Wegner, as well as more-modern furnishings from the likes of BassamFellows and Tom Dixon. And their art collection largely consists of works by young artists and friends of Yosef, a Syrian-born Swedish artist, rather than works by any famous names. However, if the couple had hired DeGeneres instead of Nate Berkus to handle the decor, their bedroom—and entire home—would be filled with photos and sculptures of the talk-show host.

DeGeneres went so far as to create a mock video (based on the Architectural Digest original, found here) with the artwork she would choose for the home. There are paintings of DeGeneres with Marlin, her clownfish co-star from Finding Nemo, stuffed animals in her likeness, and a scandalous shot of Ellen on the cover of “Tugboats magazine,” hanging in pride of place over the couple’s bed. Serious design junkies shouldn’t mock, though. DeGeneres is a verified real estate mogul and interior design wiz; she has renovated nearly a dozen homes over the past 25 years, has a lifestyle brand that includes housewares, ED by Ellen, and even has a book to prove it all (not to mention her very own cover of Architectural Digest with wife Portia de Rossi). Perhaps Martin and Yosef should take notes—or perhaps the couples could swap homes, Trading Spaces–style. Nevertheless, we wouldn’t trade out black-and-white photographs of music superstars like Janis Joplin, David Bowie, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, and Frank Sinatra or the sculpture by Larry Bell, either.

Watch the hilarious video, below—and be advised that Architectural Digest is not responsible for any of the creative choices.

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Ellen DeGeneres’ Home Looks Way Different Than You Might Think

Ellen DeGeneres has a sharp sense of style, even when it comes to interior design.

The comedian and her wife Portia de Rossi have listed their Santa Barbara home for $45 million, a spokesman for Sotheby’s International Realty confirmed to The Huffington Post. And while you might expect Ellen’s house to be a playground of whimsy and color, the 10,500-square-foot pad looks surprisingly stately.

Built decades ago to resemble a 17th-century Italian villa, Ellen’s nearly 17-acre property oozes “Old World romance and refinement,” its listing explains.

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Famous architect Wallace Frost built the home for himself in the 1930s.

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Ahh, to chat with Ellen around the fire…

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…or host a dance party in the kitchen.

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The airy property has views of both the ocean and mountains.

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Is this a Tuscan winery, or Ellen’s house? You decide.
 
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The sprawling house, which is featured in Ellen’s 2015 book on interior design, has six bedrooms, six bathrooms and a whopping nine fireplaces. After purchasing it in 2013, DeGeneres and de Rossi bought two adjacent properties and added a pool, tennis court, and an extra pavilion for entertaining guests, Business Insider reports.

This is by no means the couple’s only house, as they’re known to purchase and flip properties often, Forbes reports. 

We’d love to stop by for a tour.

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The pool terrace could serve as a wedding venue.

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Ellen added on the tennis court after purchasing the property.

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Perfect for a pool party.

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The entertainment pavilion, called Jordan Hall, is designed to host guests galore.
 

Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey Get Emotional Talking About the California Mudslides Together

Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey got emotional Thursday as they discussed the recent mudslides that have devastated their neighborhood of Montecito, California, over the past few days. On the Thursday episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the talk show host FaceTimed Winfrey, who was taking a walk through the mud-covered streets of their shared town. “Everyone was saying to me, ‘How’s your property?’” Winfrey said. “I’m looking out the front window; I think, Everything’s fine, everything’s fine, and it wasn’t until I put my boots on and went outside walking that I realized everything wasn’t indeed fine.”

 

Winfrey’s Montecito compound.

Winfrey told the studio audience that though her house was thankfully safe because it sits up on a knoll, many of her neighbors’ homes are “gutted” while others are “gone, just gone.”

“It’s devastating,” the Wrinkle in Time actress said. “We’ve lost so many lives and it’s a tiny community and nobody would’ve expected—certainly, I did not—that after we survived the fire and the rain came. Who would’ve expected we have this devastation again with the mudslides, and so soon?” Winfrey has long been a resident of Montecito, at her 65-acre California estate also known as the Promised Land; in February 2016, the media mogul purchased another estate in the area, a $28.9 million, 23-acre property featuring a stable and barn, riding rings, a horse trainer’s house, a two-acre avocado grove, and a koi pond, among other amenities. DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi recently purchased a $7.2 million historic Montecito ranch in December.

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