Be One With Nature in Gisele Bundchen’s Eco-Friendly Home
If you were expecting supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s home to be a lavish display of luxury, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. While the outside of her home looks like a mini castle, the inside is all about inspiring calm and relaxation. Gisele wanted to create an eco-friendly sanctuary for her family, husband Tom Brady, three-year-old son Benjamin and baby daughter Vivian Lake. The end result is a home that is as gorgeous as its inhabitants. We’d take them up on a Monday Night Football viewing party any time.
Even though Gisele’s neutral color palate keep things simple, her living room is still full of intrigue thanks to a mix of textures like plants, woven throws and metallic accents.
Get the look with an iron orb chandelier from Restoration Hardware ($1095) and a metal-framed coffee table with a wooden top like this one from Restoration Hardware ($995) to add a rustic element. Stick to a neutral color palate with dark accents and plants to keep things grounded. Patterned blankets like these from Modcloth ($90) are a good way to bring warmth and homeyness into the room.
To complete her home’s miniature castle look, the house even has a fake moat stocked with colorful koi fish.
Airy and bright with lots of natural light, the family room is cozy and inviting. Boasting folding panel doors that open up to the outside, the room easily converts into a luxe patio.
If you have room for a statement coffee table, make sure it’s styled perfectly. Large, colorful books give your guests entertainment options, while natural elements like a wood tray, plants and candles are the perfect centerpiece. Pick up some reclaimed wood trays from West Elm ($70) and metallic candles from Anthropologie ($10) to decorate the table. Keep knicks knacks to a minimum and instead add color to the room with throw pillows from Pottery Barn ($60).
Flooded with natural light, the dining room balances out a patterned wood floor. Simple fabric-covered chairs take a backseat to the real star of this room: that solid wood table.
Instead of adding competing decorative elements, Gisele’s dining room focuses on just a few investment pieces that anchor the room. Choose a lighting feature that makes a statement, like this chandelier from Restoration Hardware ($1195). These mirrors from Anthropologie ($995) would bring in more light than any paintings possibly could. Skip the massive floral arrangement and go for several low bouquets in colorful vases, like these from West Elm ($24).
Rustic meets elegant in Gisele’s kitchen, which maintains a gray and white color scheme, marble countertops and stainless steel appliances. Gisele brings color into the kitchen with plants and fresh veggies picked from her garden.
If you’re not ready to put your entire kitchen on display, try mounting a few floating shelves like these from Wayfair ($44) to show off some of your favorite dishes. The shelves would go well with this pendant lighting from Restoration Hardware ($725). Store your seasonal fruit in white bowls from West Elm ($20) and proudly show off your latest baking success with a glass dome display from Target ($50).
Outdoor Living Space
The reclaimed-oak ceiling beams and antique limestone mantel create a peaceful area for entertaining all night long. Wicker chairs and sofas are cushioned with outdoor fabrics in neutral colors.
Since energy efficiency was a priority, the design of the house allows for as much natural light as possible. High ceilings and large windows take full advantage of every hour of daylight.
If we had an outdoor living space this stunning, we’d never go inside. Ninety percent of the materials used in building Gisele’s home were reclaimed, including the wood for this deck.
Gisele’s family affectionately refers to her as an earth mother because of her love of gardening. Not only does her garden grow everything from apples, plums, guavas and tomatoes, but it also has a corner sectioned off for a chicken coop.
For Gisele, her garden represents just one facet of her commitment to mindful living. If you love the idea of growing your own dinner, check out this microfarm that our very own Brit made for her home.
Does Gisele’s home inspire you to incorporate green living into your home? Talk to us in the comments below!
(h/t Architectural Digest)