Jennifer Meyer Shares Inside Her New Los Angeles Home, Following Split from Tobey Maguire: 'I Knew It Had to be Mine'
Jennifer Meyer's Laid-Back Los Angeles Home
Jennifer Meyer, 40, admired her Los Angeles house from a distance long before she scooped up the property. “I was watching it being built for a year and a half, and I sort of kept my eye on it,” the jewelry designer, who split from actor Tobey Maguire, 41, last fall, tells One Kings Lane. “Something kept pulling me towards it, and when it was finally finished, I was in love. I knew it had to be mine the minute I saw it.”
The hard part — designing the space — comes after the paperwork is signed. With a little help from the online designer marketplace, the final result is a chic abode that Meyer's kids Ruby, 10, and Otis, 8, can still pal around in without worry. “Each room doesn’t feel too precious, it’s a functional place that my kids could be in,” she says. “And I wanted that same feeling for my guests — for them to be able to just put their feet up on the couch and hang out.”
Everything about the dining room exudes an airy and open feel. “My favorite part about my home is the light,” she says.” I love that it’s bright all day long.”
Dine in Style
Meyer’s Los Angeles roots “influenced my decorating style a lot,” she says. “I really wanted this house to be designed and decorated in a way where everything felt really clean and not fussy, while still being rich in texture, color and design.” A modern-style buffet with all the fixings for a good cocktail serve up a perfect example of her ideal laid-back but stylish crossover.
Artwork Meyer collected throughout her life from friends like Alex Israel, as well as family members, lends a personalized touch throughout the home. “There’s a lot of art from my grandmother in the house, which is most special to me,” she says. “Putting up her pieces is like always having her with me.”
“I love my green chair,” Meyer says. “The color itself stands out, a beautiful green that blends perfectly with all the pink in the room.”
Work Hard, Play Hard
A cozy office nook offers a spot for Meyer to both work and spend time with friends. “It’s my woman cave, a little oasis designed perfectly for me,” she says.
Meyer’s home now captures her California-cool upbringing, without sacrificing the style she craved. “I ultimately wanted to make sure it truly felt like a home — to be comfortable and inviting. Balancing that laid-back feel and comfort with style was key," she says.
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