A-Listers at Home: Inside the Stunning Houses of Kylie Jenner, Shonda Rhimes and More Celebs
Kylie Jenner's 'Perfect' Pink House
Kylie Jenner, 21, worked with designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to decorate her Hidden Hills, California home in a way that suited her lifestyle — which of course included a youthful and luxe glam room complete with Barbie artwork, pink swivel chairs, and a neon art installation. "I told Martyn that color was essential,” Jenner, 21, told Architectural Digest in their March 2019 cover story. “I love pink, and I wanted a lot of it!”
Kylie Jenner's Dining Space
Bullard incorporated butterfly prints into Jenner's fun, feminine dining room, which he tells PEOPLE is a nod to her boyfriend Travis Scott because butterflies were around when the pair met. (They're also one of Kylie and daughter Stormi's favorite animals.) “He spends a lot of time at the house and has his own closet there,” Bullard told PEOPLE of the couple. “The design was obviously for Kylie but it’s done in a way to really be a family home.”
Kylie Jenner's Family Home
While the makeup mogul dedicated an entire walk-in closet to her handbags, with her shoe closet in the next room, she also ensured the house was kid-friendly. Admits Kylie: “Stormi has definitely taken over the house with her toys!”
Shonda Rhimes' Sprawling L.A. Mansion
When Shonda Rhimes first saw the house she now calls home in L.A., she thought it was "ugly" and "wrong," but she was still drawn to it. "As someone who spends most of her days crafting stories for television (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder), I can only explain it like this: The house felt like … good story,” she wrote in AD's January cover story. “And every inch of me wanted to write it.”
Shonda Rhimes's Family-Friendly Living Room
The showrunner teamed up with famed designer Michael S. Smith, who decorated the Obamas' private quarters in the White House, to create a space that was both her own and perfect for her family. "This is a place where kids can play pretend and spill things,” she writes, “and I do not ever stress about something expensive and antique being stained.”
Shonda Rhimes's Star-Worthy Backyard
Rhimes, who loves to entertain, wanted a seamless indoor-outdoor flow to her home, and decorated the resort-style pool area with lounge chairs and a cabana. "My favorite thing to do when entertaining is open all of those doors and enjoy a dance party,” she writes.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard's Brooklyn Brownstone
The actor couple first fell in love with their New York City townhouse, located in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood, twelve years ago, when Gyllenhaal was pregnant with their first daughter, Ramona.
“When we walked into this house, it really felt like a home to us,” Gyllenhaal tells archdigest.com. “The light is beautiful and the rooms feel airy because the ceilings are unusually high.”
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard's Cozy Den
The pair teamed up with with architect Elizabeth Roberts and designer John Erik Karkula, to make the 3,600-square-foot space all their own, decorating the walls with an extensive personal art collection full of gifted works from friends and family, and creating cozy spaces that felt warm for their family of four. "There are lots of places to curl up with a book,” Sarsgaard says.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard's Breakfast Room
They spruced up their eclectic breakfast room, which boasts a green tile wall, by adding an eye-catching glass-and-metal chandelier. But while the couple adores the quaint home they’ve called their own for over a decade, in January, they put it on the market for $4.599 million with Debbie Korb of Sotheby’s International Realty. According to the Wall Street Journal, who first reported the listing, Sarsgaard and Gyllenhaal wanted to relocate to a neighborhood closer to their the new school their daughters attend.
Felicity Huffman's Duplicate Childhood Home
The Desperate Housewives star rebuilt a larger version of her childhood home on the same plot of land she grew up on in Snowmass, Colorado. The actress and her husband, Shameless star William H. Macey, wanted to restore her old home but the building didn't meet current codes. The original home tour appeared in Architectural Digest.
Felicity Huffman's Snowy Oasis
“We’ve got extra cross-country skis; we’ve got go-karts; we’ve got horses—anything you want to play with, we’ve got the toys,” says Macy, who notes keeping all the fun things at the home will entice their two daughters, Sofia, 17, and Georgia, 16, to come visit after they leave for college.
Felicity Huffman's "Old-New House"
Huffman says the house will definitely stay in the family for years to come. “I loved everything about it,” she says. “There wasn’t a catch. It’s nostalgic.”
Bellamy Young's Glamorous Hollywood Hills Bungalow
Because the North Carolina native is a "mountain girl" at heart, when moving to L.A., she needed to find a place that reminded her of the Blue Ridge peaks. "I need green and lots of trees everywhere. For a country gal like me, it feels like home,” the Scandal star says of her Spanish style abode, featured in the summer issue of Naturally, Danny Seo
Bellamy Young's Glam Abode
She only recently decorated the house, despite having lived there for five years. “I was heading into a new chapter in my life," she explains. "It was time."
Bellamy Young's Luxe Living Room
She got some help from a friend and serious design fixer, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Michael Erno (pictured with Young, above), who helped bring her vision of “glamour, glamour, glamour!” to life. A blue velvet sofa is the centerpiece of her living area. “The color is devastating,” says Young. But more importantly, she’s “able to fall into [it] and immediately take a nap.”
Liev Schreiber's Bachelor Dad-Pad
Nearly two years after splitting from Naomi Watts, the Ray Donovan star appeared solo in his industrial Manhattan loft on the cover of Architectural Digest‘s June issue. The actor-screenwriter has owned a portion of the unique space since the 1990s and has been piecing together various units in the historic building over the years to create a three-story, three-bedroom home.
The impressive spread recently got a top-to-bottom refresh courtesy of designers Ariel Ashe and Reinaldo Leandro, the same duo that decorated his home with Watts. "I never dreamed I would own a place like this,” he says.
In his sons' — Alexander (Sasha) Pete, 10, and Samuel Kai, 9 — room there’s a cool, offset bunk bed set up.
Zachary Quinto's Charming N.Y.C. Loft
Quinto's 2,250-square-foot apartment that he shares with his boyfriend model-painter Miles McMillan was the first place the couple saw while touring homes in the city. "We both walked in and just felt like, we found it,” Quinto tells Architectural Digest.
Zachary Quinto's Stylish Living Space
Some highly unusual finds have made their way into the space, including a small lidded dish Quinto says is “Tennessee Williams’s coke dish,” the fur of the actor’s beloved late dog stored in a keepsake box, and more than 55 crystals. The couple also plastered the walls of their powder room with photos of celebrity icons so when you use the restroom "Picasso is staring at you," McMillan says.
Valerie Bertinelli's Laid-Back Los Angeles Home
For Bertinelli, bigger was better—but not necessarily more expensive—when decorating her home. "I love finding paintings at antiques shops — they have beautiful frames and don’t cost a lot,” she tells Food Network Magazine.
Valerie Bertinelli's Cozy Library
The actress' favorite room in the house behind the kitchen is her reading nook, which she had doubled in size to fit all of her books. "I always wanted a place that was big enough for all my books so I never had to throw any away,” Bertinelli says.
Valerie Bertinelli's Stylish Living Room
Her living room boasts a similarly lived-in aesthetic, with even more books in white built-ins and a plethora of pillows that create a cozy and refreshingly attainable vibe thanks to her budget-friendly shopping habits.
Jillian Harris' Canadian Home
The former Bachelorette gets the final rose for a seriously stylish home! She revealed the inside of her Kelowna, British Columbia, abode that she shares with her fiance, Justin Pasutto, and their son, Leo, 1. “I love to travel…but I’m happiest and most content at home,” she writes.
Jillian Harris' All-White Kitchen
Wood beams frame the kitchen, which open to the dining room and living room. A wooden high chair for Leo sits near the island/breakfast bar while the fridge and other appliances are cleverly disguised by cabinet fronts. The all-white furnishings and gold light fixtures give the room a modern feel contrasted with the rustic wood floors and ceiling beams.
Jillian Harris' Dreamy Master Bedroom
A blush bed frame and beaded chandelier add a feminine touch to the master bedroom, which has an extra-cozy feel thanks to a shearling rug and ruffled throw blankets and pillows.
Brie Bella's Midcentury Modern Home
The Total Bellas star, 34, is showing off the San Diego home that she shares with husband Daniel Bryan (whose real name is Bryan Danielson) and their 11-month-old daughter, Birdie. The space is a Cali-cool mix of cozy furnishings, minimalist decor and rustic touches that create a relaxing aesthetic for the professional wrestlers to enjoy.
Brie Bella's Laid-Back Living Room
The E! star worked alongside designer Julia Wheeler of Gunn + Swain Interiors to outfit the rental home with cozy furnishings comfortable for baby Birdie, but also still stylish enough for the adults. “Our house is very midcentury modern, which was a first for me because our Phoenix home was very farmhouse,” the Birdiebee co-founder tells PEOPLE. “I started to look into that vibe and how I can make midcentury feel boho and cozy. I feel like we nailed it!”
Brie Bella's Cozy Gathering Spot
A recessed fireplace, vaulted ceiling and lots of natural light warm up this formerly stark space. The open floor plan allows for the young family to seamlessly move between their living and dining areas — and makes it easier for Brie to keep an eye on her little one! “Birdie is about to walk!” she says. “She loves to crawl everywhere, push all the furniture around and play outside all day long. She loves to smash all her toys! We call her Birdie ‘The Smasher’ Danielson.”
Tiffani Thiessen's Cozy L.A. Abode
When a home in her Encino, California, neighborhood was torn down, the Cooking Channel star saw an opportunity to transform the leftover brick into a fireplace for the backyard she shares with husband Brady Smith and their two kids, Harper, 7, and Holt, 2. Although she was the brains behind the operation, it was Smith, 46, who made the outdoor magic happen. “I bribed my husband to take a wheelbarrow and get it,” Thiessen told Food Network Magazine of her new 6,000-square-foot digs.
Tiffani Thiessen's Casual-Chic Master
“I wanted a cross between vintage and upscale,” Thiesssen says of her remodeled bedroom. “I like that it feels French, but also very American.” The Cali-cool space features an Anthropologie bed and an antique rug, in addition to an oversize gold mirror and black velvet-upholstered bench.
Tiffani Thiessen's Charming Outdoor Space
The sunny outdoor entertaining space sports rattan furniture, a pergola and a plethora of plants. The latter was inspired by Thiessen and Smith’s fathers, who are both retired landscape architects. It’s safe to say the Saved by the Bell alum isn’t seeing any “For Sale” signs in her future. “We knew this was going to be the home we stayed in for a long time," she said.
Bethenny Frankel's 4,000-Square-Foot Manhattan Loft
The Real Housewives of New York City star wasn’t necessarily house hunting when she came across a this loft in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. But with an undervalued $4.2 million price tag and a can’t-be-beat location next to her Skinnygirl offices, she was sold. “This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” she told Architectural Digest. “All of a sudden, I was in it.”
Bethenny Frankel's Moden Dining Area
As an experienced renovator (thanks to her house flipping show that she starred in alongside friend Fredrik Eklund), she was ready to work her magic on the awkward layout and dated features to make a home for her and her 7-year-old daughter, Bryn, who she shares with ex Jason Hoppy. For cosmetic updates, Frankel gave the cabinets new lacquer doors and refreshed the wood floors with a pale gray stain.
Bethenny Frankel's Cozy Library
The reality star was able to build in luxurious features like a walk-in closet, spa-like master bathroom, glam room and library with a neon side reading, “I know it all.” Although she’s seen major success, most recently with her foundation B Strong, she’s still in awe of her own abode.“I feel humbled,” she said. “It took my three days to feel like this is my apartment. Wow, I can’t believe I live here.”