With the seasons changing, it’s time to spruce up your home decor.
Rather than go with the usual browns and reds of autumn, a different approach is to take some inspiration from your favorite celebrities.
They prefer a timeless look that fits the details in their properties and that’s fun to come home to any time of year, noted Cheryl Eisen, an interior decorator and home-stager with Interior Marketing Group, a luxury design firm in New York City.
“I’ve noticed that [celebrities] are steering away from bold colors and gravitating more towards neutral tones with complex layers of textures,” Eisen said. “Our unique mix of warm and cool tones translates seamlessly throughout warmer and cooler seasons.”
Several A-listers are going back to the “Mad Men” days, with modular pieces that can be rearranged to be comfy while relaxing or entertaining guests.
“Its versatility and ability to accentuate the unique qualities of a home, whether its architecture or skyline views,” makes the mod-look popular for those with windows to feature, Eisen added.
Here’s a peek inside the homes of some celebrities that were recently designed by IMG, along with some tips of how you can bring their decor into your own home:
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
The $9 million Nolita penthouse that Teigen and Legend bought in May is a loft with elements like a reclaimed wood wall, a concrete fireplace and exposed brick in their bedroom.
“To soften these architectural details we used pieces in a light, soft palette,” Eisen said. These include a large, silky white area rug, an understated modular sofa with clean white lines, over-sized modern art and a custom-paneled master headboard.
This look doesn’t have to break the bank, with “many lines of affordable, modular sofas available on the market today,” Eisen added.
Inside the NoHo development where Hadid resides, “[the] most striking feature was its over-sized windows,” Eisen said, which “called for an austere, minimalist approach.”
The firm used fabrics like linens in neutral colors and woods in a dark walnut.
To give it some quirk, they added elements like wall art and a vintage African stool.
The exposed brick ceilings and raw steel beams in the $10.7 million penthouse Malik purchased in SoHo, reportedly to be near his girlfriend Gigi Hadid who lives in NoHo, already created a masculine and industrial vibe, Eisen said.
To accentuate it, IMG mixed saddle-leather swing chairs, gun metals, a live-edge wood dining table and an edison bulb chandelier in the loft’s main space.
“Together these elements all created a celebrity-worthy, cool factor,” Eisen explained. “The warm tones of exposed brick in the ceiling were mirrored by the warm leather of the swing-back dining chairs, and the steel beams were mirrored by the wrought iron base of the chairs.”
Want to add some of the rocker’s edge to your living space? “Scour vintage stores for one or two unexpected [pieces] to add a level of authenticity and quirkiness to each room,” she suggested.
For Eklund, whom Eisen refers to casually as Fredrik, IMG created a custom leather-paneled fireplace in the real estate reality TV star’s Tribeca loft, which added drama and cool lighting when coupled with its tray ceiling.
“We sought to make the space as unique and eccentric as the owner by using unexpected elements such as the deconstructed dining room chandelier and unconventional nine-piece mirror installation,” Eisen said.