Patrick Dempsey and Lea Michele's Interior Designer Gets a Home Makeover of Her Own
Los Angeles decorator and stylist Estee Stanley‘s roster of A-list clients speaks for itself.
Patrick Dempsey, Lea Michele and Rashida Jones call on her regularly for all things interiors. She owns a restaurant in Los Angeles with Jessica Biel. And she’s collaborated on a home line with Biel’s husband, Justin Timberlake.
But when the pace of celeb-driven L.A. life gets a little too hectic for even this seasoned pro, Stanley escapes to her Hamptons retreat, which she’s been decorating in her signature luxe neutrals since purchasing the place last year.
Stanley’s vision for the home’s picturesque screened porch, which is featured in the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens, totally diverged from her usual aesthetic: “I think because I’m so muted in L.A., and the Hamptons, I feel, is so colorful and preppy, I wanted to kind of go in that direction,” she said. “I wanted it to feel lively and vibrant out here.”
To give her a dose of sophisticated seaside style, she turned to The Studio at One Kings Lane, the in-house design consultancy of the online home goods retailer. Together they fashioned a quintessentially East Coast hangout. A fresh navy blue, white and pink color palette and a rope-trimmed mirror establish a nautical theme, while rattan furnishings and a slew of geometric motifs lend the outdoor room a boho vibe.
“I wanted a place where during the day, people would want to just hang out and chill all day long, and where at night, you would want to have a party,” the mom of two said of the space, which hosts just as many kids in damp swimsuits as adults sipping cocktails.
Durable outdoor fabrics on all the seating are sure to stand up to the former, while a clever dresser-turned-bar holds every essential for after-hours fun. “All the drawers are stocked for nights and parties,” Stanley said.
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For all her multitasking and celeb collab-ing, the designer knows a thing or two about taking it easy, too. “I haven’t gotten off the couches,” she said. “It’s such a great room. Everybody really, really loves it.”