NeNe Leakes gravitated towards her six-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom Mediterranean-style Atlanta home because it’s “white and bright” — a contrast from her former house. “I was living in a very traditional home, and I wanted something completely different,” the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 49, tells PEOPLE.
“Each piece in here I picked myself,” says Leakes, who shares her home with husband Gregg, 62, and sons Bryson, 26, and Brentt, 17. “It’s work to find the piece that you like. The table will sit empty until I find the right lamp. I would rather it sit empty than buy something I don’t love.”
Leakes’ basement features a pool table, slot machines and Pac-Man arcade game. “Our basement is for entertaining and having a good time,” she says.
A pool table takes center stage in one of Leakes’ light, bright rooms.
Leakes admits that she spends most of her time in her bedroom, which features a Marge Carson bed, silver wallpaper, a tufted custom headboard and a plethora of accent pillows. “I travel all the time, so whenever I go home I walk in and go straight to into the bedroom,” she says.
The master suite also includes its own sitting area with a silver couch, a fur throw blanket and a chandelier.
A glittery portrait of Leakes hangs on the wall of her office space, but she didn’t commision it. “It was at some gallery, and a girlfriend gave it to me,” she says.
Bringing the Outdoors Indoors
The reality star’s sitting room is where her friends gather to watch TV. “I decided to do silvers and whites in this area because I wanted to keep it open and bright and beautiful,” says Leakes. “You can see my outdoors, and the whole idea for the outdoors was a resort, so I want some of the outdoors to come indoors.”