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The One with Courteney Cox’s Home Tour
Although it’s no purple-painted apartment nestled in the heart of New York City (and Jennifer Aniston is notably missing from the guest bedroom), Courteney Cox’s Malibu house still makes for an impressive place to call home. And after owning the property for 10 years and seeing it through a top-to-bottom renovation, Cox, 52, doesn’t intend to pack her bags any time soon. “This is a house I’ll never move from—it really is so special to me,” the Friends vet tells One Kings Lane.
But just because she’s not following the trend of Hollywood house flippers doesn’t mean she doesn’t need to clean house every so often. The actress has teamed up with the stylish interior design site to curate a Tastemaker Sale featuring pieces from her sunny California pad. And after seeing the rest of her chic estate, you’ll want to immediately channel your inner Monica Geller and beat everyone else to her pretty picks.
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All White Everything
When she originally designed the home with the help of architect Michael Kovac and interior designer Trip Haenisch, Cox admits, “If it was up to me, everything would have been one color — monochromatic, very simple.” But Haenisch convinced the Cougar Town star to add a few pops of color and some unexpected pieces. “We had a fantastic time doing it,” she says.
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Making a Change
As she starts to switch things up now, though, Cox is finding her tastes have changed. “Before I was kind of into organic with modern, and now I’m into really old mixed with cleaner stuff,” she says. “I’m not really changing everything, just a shift — because why not?”
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Accessories from Across the Pond
Her decor style has also taken an international turn, thanks to frequent trips to visit boyfriend and Snow Patrol musician Johnny McDaid, 40, as well as a little help from one of her Friends. “My boyfriend is from Ireland but he lives in London, and I’ve been going there a lot. And then I did Lisa Kudrow’s show, “Who Do You Think You Are?”, and it turns out I’m very English. So I just thought that’s a nice shift to be able to add in old with the new.”
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Cox is also dedicated to blending old with new to highlight how her life has changed. “Mostly now I just want to make it stuff that I collect over time—that means something to me, that’s party of my new life with my new relationship,” she says of the items on her wish list. “Johnny and I go shopping together a lot. So now it’s bringing in a new world.”
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(Decorating) Love Triangle
Luckily, the couple shares the same taste for the most part. Unluckily, that means the battle is on for who’s home gets the good stuff. “It seems like when we go shopping now we tend to gravitate toward the same things. Then we have to decide who gets to take it — does it go back to America or does it stay in London?” she says. “Somehow I negotiate pretty well and I get to take a lot of the things back.”
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Punch of Personality
As Cox scours the British flea markets — “It’s really easy to find things there that you have to be a scavenger for at the flea markets here,” she says — and her favorite L.A. stores like the “phenomenal” Galerie Half, she looks for the just-right finishing touches for her forever home. There’s one mantra she always keeps in mind: “The most important thing is to be comfortable,” she says of her number one decorating rule. ”But it also has to reflect your personality in some way.”