Tour Cheyenne Jackson's 'Eclectic, Retro' Hollywood Hills Home
Black and White Den
When American Horror Story's Cheyenne Jackson, 41, and his husband, Jason Landau, 40, first walked into the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house they now call home, they instantly knew it was right. "What immediately appealed to me about this house was the feel of it," Jackson tells PEOPLE. "This felt the most comfortable."
One spot where you can often find the couple and their 6-month-old twins, Willow and Ethan, unwinding is their cozy den/TV room. "Once the kiddos go down, then we're in here," Jackson says of boldly decorated space, which features palm print wallpaper, art deco-inspired curtains, a shag carpet and what he and Landau have dubbed the "cloud couch." While Jackson was initially hesitant about the mix of patterns his interior decorator David Brian Sanders suggested for the room — "I thought it was too much, honestly!" — he's now happy he conceded to the idea. "Once we saw it all together it really made sense," he says. "It's a different feel than the rest of the house, which we love."
A Touch of Nostalgia
The hat tree in the entryway used to belong to Landau's father. "My dad had that in his apartment, and I wanted to keep it when my father passed away," says Landau, the owner of a branding merchandise company. "That has been in my life forever, so when I look at that I'm reminded of my childhood. My report cards were in that little drawer. That piece is very, very important to me."
Baby-Proof Living Space
While the twins aren't crawling yet, the American Horror Story star has already made some changes to make the home more kid-friendly, like swapping out a glass coffee table for plush ottomans in the living room. "If Cheyenne could have the house made of pillows and rubber, that would be his choice," jokes Landau.
Jackson's ranch-style house features "a mixture of really expensive and really inexpensive pieces," he says. One of his decorating steals? A $60 cowhide rug Landau found on Amazon.com.
"Our favorite room is the nursery," says Jackson of the twins' room, which features Restoration Hardware cribs and a cherry blossom tree wall decal from Etsy. "This is where we spend a lot of time, so we wanted a room that was really comfortable."
Becoming a "We"
Wall hangings with the first letter of Willow and Ethan's names brighten up the unisex room. "Their initials together are 'WE,'" says Jackson. "I just thought that was the sweetest thing — it's no longer just an 'us,' it's a 'we.'"
The exterior of the home features a concrete water fountain and geometrical lawn display.
"What's most significant to me about this house is that it's the house we brought our kids home to," says Jackson.
Jackson and Landau spend as much time on their 1,200-sq.-ft deck as possible. "One of my prerequisites in moving here and being in L.A. was I wanted to be in nature," says Jackson, who loves that his Hollywood Hills home has views of the surrounding canyons. "When the sun sets, this whole mountain gets splashed so many crazy colors. It's breathtaking."