Charlize Theron's interior design will 'remain classic for years to come' – experts explain why

The actress reveals her timeless home

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The Atomic Blonde producer is known for her timeless beauty – so it's no surprise that her home is classically elegant. Charlize Theron, famed actress in films like Mad Max and The Italian Job offered a glimpse into her California home. Design experts are obsessed with the home decor ideas she's chosen.

An Instagram post shows the academy-award-winning actress posed in front of her antique balcony. The glass doors are framed by sleek steel black beams in a very modern style. To her left, a toleware-style antique mirror brings out a vintage feel in the home. A glass side table creates the perfect space for storage.

'Charlize is an expert at blending different styles to create a unique look.
She incorporates vintage-inspired pieces, such as the balcony here with more modern fixtures like the light fixtures and furniture,' says Isabella Griffin, Los Angeles-based realtor, and interior designer. She continues, 'By creating a balance between traditional and contemporary design elements, she creates a space that has a timeless feel.'

Isabella Griffin CEO of Eazy Home Buyers
Isabella Griffin

Isabella is a realtor and passionate interior designer based in Los Angeles California. She is the CEO of Eazy Home Sale, where she operates with the goal of helping clients bring their dream homes to life. 

'Skillfully combining traditional and modern decor is an excellent way to create an exceptionally stylish space,' says Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens. 'I love the mix of the black steel on Charlize's balcony doors with the delicate, antique-looking railing of the balcony. The contrast between something more sleek and something more detailed, as well as the black and white color palette, creates visual interest and gives the space a timeless feel.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens online. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

'Charlize's interior design style is both eclectic and elegant,' adds Isabella. 'Her unique approach to interior design allows her home to stand out and remain classic for years to come. This look is full of both classic charm and contemporary flair' states the acclaimed interior designer.

'The mirror is a stand-out piece in this space,' continues Jennifer. 'Its stylish, ornate construction creates a bold statement that gives the area around Charlize's balcony a feeling of history and richness. When contrasted with bright white, modern walls, this beautiful decoration stands out even more.'

Incorporating vintage and modern elements together is a great way to update your living room decor. Follow Charlize Theron's lead for a space that will stand the test of time.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.