Inspired by the shores of the Mediterranean and the colors of the Middle East, Ellen Pompeo decided to decorate her 1920s Spanish-style home with classic design aesthetics that were comfortable for casual entertaining, lots of good food and enjoying the California sun. She wanted something classic, but also fresh for her husband, music producer Chris Ivery, and their two daughters, five-year-old Stella Luna and baby Sienna May. Someone call McDreamy STAT, because we’re suffering from a mean case of house envy. Scroll on for a glimpse at Ellen’s home design and tips on how you can get her style.
This kitchen was designed for Ellen to cook her favorite Italian-style food and easily entertain guests. The floor is covered in reclaimed, antique French terracotta tile, while the cabinets and Viking cooker are all stainless steel.
We love the openness of the kitchen and how her wall-mounted pot rack lets her show off those pretty copper pots without cluttering up the ceiling. You can buy a similar rack from Wayfair ($60).
Wall paneling is alive and well in Ellen’s dining room. Paired with a shiny lantern and gorgeous views, the design elements come together seamlessly to create a warm and cozy room that doesn’t look at all like a ski lodge.
For a dining room that has a hint of Middle Eastern flair, try an iron chandelier that looks like it came from Morrocco. This one from Burke Decor ($870) includes a few faux candles. A dining table with curvy legs and a glossy top from Restoration Hardware ($1400) hints at the East, but also brings in a bit of rustic charm.
Designed for sheer comfort, Ellen’s living room boasts deep, low sectionals, while a screen blocks out the light from the garden. Bright blue lamps and pillows offer the perfect accent color to the otherwise neutral palate.
We are all about those accent colors, and velvet chairs seem like the perfect way to add some glam to your seating. West Elm ($499) has some gorgeous velvet chairs in a variety of colors. Contrast textured seating with high gloss accents like these lamps from Anthropologie ($298) and patterned throw pillows from West Elm ($49).
Dark navy blue and gold make for a dreamy bedroom. The addition of leopard print pays homage to the Middle Eastern theme that carries through the rest of the house.
Sometimes it’s hard to combine masculine and feminine aesthetics in the master bedroom, but pulling together a lot of metallics and dark colors is sure to keep everyone happy. Square lamps like these from Restoration Hardware ($245) are a solid anchor for the side tables, while fuzzy pillows from Anthropologie ($148) add a feminine touch. If you need a little extra storage next to your bed, add a little gold side table like this one from Zinc Door ($448).
Glossy and glamorous, the living room is full of textures like leather, velvet and metals for a perfectly layered look that is both stunning and inviting.
It’s all about adding texture if you want to get the look of this luxe living room. A spiky pendant from Anthropologie ($1700) and a glossy black cocktail table from Walmart ($500) bring the drama. Distressed leather chairs from Restoration Hardware ($1915) add sophistication and a metallic planter from Anthropologie ($24) is the perfect addition to the coffee table vignette.
The Kid’s Room
We love everything about this colorful bedroom, from the bright purple furniture to that fabulous lighting fixture.
Get the look with a fluffy white rug from West Elm ($190), a cool hanging chair from Wicker Paradise ($979) and lots of colorful patterned pillows and bedding, like this adorable set from Land of Nod (from $36).
What do you think of Ellen Pompeo’s Mediterranean-inspired home? Will you be working some metallic into your decor? Talk to us in the comments below!
(h/t Architectural Digest)