The sweet memories of (insert any celebrity here) opening their door as though they weren’t expecting a film crew to rile through their intimate home life. The awe-inspiring voiceovers of Su-chin Pak letting me know how many bathrooms and basketball courts one house can hold. The time Robbie Williams conned/showcased Jane Seymour’s house as his own. The number of times a celebrity would pat their egyptian cotton while saying “this is where the magic happens”.
We have an innate knack of loving a peep into someone else’s life (no wonder reality TV has taken over) and viewing a millionaire’s home was the perfect marriage of voyeurism and creative aspiration. While Cribs may not be what in once was, I still get a thrill from inspirational interior design.
Currently, my favourite rooms in some of my favourite celebrity houses include…
The Queen: Christina Aguilera‘s Closet and Bedroom. (Above)
Christina Aguilera remodelled the old $11 million-plus home of The Osbournes. There is a lot going on, but her closet and bedroom – ahem, boudoir – are completely dreamlike.
Reese Witherspoon‘s Living Room
With19th-century leather chairs and an apple tree stump all in the same living room, Reese has a gorgeous and timeless living room space. The Rogers & Goffigon velvet and jute rug (from Pottery Barn, of all places) bring everything together.