A lot has changed for Jamie Lee Curtis since 1992 (not least due to her role in the ever-evolving Halloween franchise and recent Academy Award) – but her residence has remained the same.
The actress and proud 'nepo-baby', who shares the Santa Monica mansion with her husband, Christopher Guest, is famed for winning an Oscar for Everything Everywhere All at Once (alongside Hollywood counterpart and friend Michelle Yeoh – who won Best Actress). However, Jamie's social media suggests she has talent beyond the silver screen. If you're already a fan, you may have noticed her flair for interior design – following her showcase of enviable decorating ideas on Instagram.
From her chic white entryway to her plant-filled dining space, Jamie Lee's home is a source of inspiration. Here, we explore her stand-out design decisions.
The Spanish style entryway
Few entryway ideas rival those of Jamie Lee's – a space that uses Spanish-rival style colors to create an instant first impression. The room has a primarily neutral palette – consisting of white paint that creates a contrast against the dark wooden staircase and floor (that flows into the dining space).
Jamie Lee also pays tribute to her Californian postcode by injecting pockets of color through artwork and plants (the latter is seen in the adjoining dining area). This brings a hint of vibrancy to the otherwise neutral space (and it reminds us of the Spanifornia design trend that, we expect, will struggle to fall out of style anytime soon).
Jamie Lee Curtis's kitchen
Among all the rooms in Jamie Lee's home, her kitchen is perhaps the most explored. The actress often shares glimpses of her marble countertops (as seen below), where she exhibits her eclectic collection of pottery and vases (most of which are often filled with seasonal fruit and flowers).
The color ideas seen in the entryway continue in the kitchen, which has similarly toned walls and floors. Once again, Jamie Lee has interrupted the neutral canvas with artwork and (in this case) a large rug that warms the hardwood floor.
The luxe marble bathroom
'Bathroom trends' come and go, but some styles – usually those that involve marble – remain timeless. This is the case with Jamie Lee Curtis's glamorous space, which is paved with large white marble slabs – and accentuated by large mirrors.
While the marble demands nearly all attention – it is hard not to admire the bathing tub that sits in the center of the room. This white tub complements the room's color scheme and would not look displaced in a spa – but we would expect nothing less from Jamie Lee Curtis's bathroom.
Her dining room
Jamie Lee Curtis already hinted towards the Spanifornia interior design trend in her entryway and kitchen – but nowhere celebrates the look quite like her dining room. This space, which is seen in the actress's backdrop (above), combines both dark and neutral tones with verdant greenery (as seen in the plant by her dining table).
Ventura-based designer, Rio Barrett of House of Rio Design Co, describes the Spanifornia look as the 'perfect balance between new and old' – comprising milky whites with wooden tones. 'To get the overall look, our classic go-to is original art paired with classic Spanish pots with perfectly placed greenery,' she adds. We think this dining room epitomizes the trend perfectly.
Beyond the dining room, the Spanifornia aesthetic continues in the accents around the home. 'Nature IS art,' the actress shares alongside the set-up above. We're inspired to steal the look and decorate with plants to create a look that is entirely Hollywood-approved.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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