John Galecki's designer-approved mansion is a trove of antique design inspiration

The Big Bang Theory actor's home seamlessly blends contemporary and antique styles for a stunning effect

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A space rarely leaves us speechless, but this just might be the one. It's bold, it's green, and it's theatrical: it's John Galecki's mansion. 

A peek into the living room shows the dramatic space filled with warm textures and classic patterns alongside modern black-and-white photographs. The rich living room seems almost impossible to place in time; an 18th-century wagon wheel chandelier hangs comfortably over an art deco pool table and an antique oriental rug, while a postmodern feather chandelier lights up the hallway in the background. The beautiful transitional design created by Pierce and Ward leads the eye all around the room for a stunning effect.

'WOW, this is one sexy, moody magnificent home! My eyes are overwhelmed with so many beautiful places to look,' says Jove Meyer, NYC-based interior designer of the green living room.

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Jove Meyer

Jove Meyer crafts a vivid, colorful world inspired by his clients who dare to be different. Meyer set out to build a global design firm antithetical to his conservative and rigid upbringing by encouraging authenticity, celebrating diversity, and empowering marginalized communities. As a result, his work has been featured in Domino, Good Morning America, The Magnolia Network, The New York Times, Rachael Ray Magazine.

However, despite the boldness of the space, the green walls and natural floors help to keep it grounded. Jove says, 'The wide plank wooden floors are the perfect tone and neutral base for the rest of the design to shine from. Next, my eye goes to the green paint that warms the room and leads up the tall ceilings to meet more patterns in the wallpaper there.'

Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens, adds: 'Though John Galecki's home is filled with pattern, texture, and color, I wouldn't call it "busy." The muted tones and unifying quality of the wallpaper against the ceiling give it a sophisticated, antique feel. He has expertly demonstrated how to decorate with antiques while maintaining a contemporary energy.'

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Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Deputy 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.

The styling of antique furniture with modern art furthers the sophistication of the space. Jove says, 'Layered on the wood is a gorgeous rug that brings in a fantastic pattern that leads us to this fantastic chrome pool table in the center of the room. The oversized iconic portrait of rock and roll legend Keith Richars, shot by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander, and Bardot, shot by Terry O’Neil, pop not only because of their large size and black and white tones but because they are striking with the eye contact and smoke.'

He continues, 'We cannot ignore the fabulous details like the fringe at the bottom of the chairs and the fluorescent light in the next room over. There is such a great blend of whimsy and moody that go together beautifully!'

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While creating transitional style can come with growing pains, it's a wonderful technique for creating truly unique spaces. 

Sophie Edwards
News Writer

I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus 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 based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.