Get Inspired by Jessica Alba’s Drop-Dead Gorgeous Home
Jessica Alba is one of those effortlessly elegant people who makes stylish living look easy, and her gorgeous Beverly Hills home is the perfect example. When she and her husband, Cash Warren, first bought their house, it was everything but the fabulous space it is today. Alba recalls orange and yellow walls and “terracotta everywhere,” but the layout was just what she wanted. “It felt cozy. It felt like family. And aesthetically, I knew I could do whatever I wanted with it. It was a blank canvas.” What she wound up with is an eclectic, eco-friendly dream home that would make any girl swoon. From funky Craigslist finds to her unique spin on eco-friendly living, Jessica Alba’s chic pad inspires us to throw caution to the wind and hit the flea markets for some treasures of our own!
Urban and trendy meets pretty and practical in the Alba family’s bright living room. Modern off-white leather chairs are an unexpected contrast to the velvet sofa, all sitting pretty on a golden floral rug. The mirrored coffee table and lamps bounce the light around and give a boost of glam to this welcoming, chic room. Coffee table books, flowers and candles sit atop the table and serve as a focal point in the room. And let’s not overlook that stunning Kelly Wearstler gold knot sculpture ($1,495)!
Want to transform your living room, too? Get a similar look with this contemporary coffee table ($210) and the soft rug ($218 per sq ft) that Jessica Alba used to complement the neutral hues in the room. The cut velvets, cotton canvases and mirrored surfaces all work in harmony with the rug’s mixed wool and silk pile.
The natural elements throughout the house keep the decor grounded. The vibrant den decked out in navy and mahogany wood has a built-in bookcase for all of the family’s reading needs. The blue velvet couch is right on trend… can you believe it was actually a thrift store rescue that Alba fixed up?!
The most feminine parts of the house are where Alba’s daughters, Honor and Haven, spend their time. One of the standout pieces in Haven’s room is a dresser from Craigslist, where Alba finds a lot of her home furnishings. To make it fun and girly, she painted it turquoise and adorned it with Anthropologie handles.
Alba focused on making the whole home eco-friendly with special touches like a vertical garden and chemical-free paint. You can get the floral vertical garden above at Florafelt ($40) or get inspired by these indoor garden ideas to get some green energy into your home.
Sturdy leather chairs add a masculine edge to the otherwise soft palette of Alba’s Los Angeles abode. Toss in a mystical silver end table, pepper with art books, add a simple vase of flowers and this den transforms into a sharp hideout.
Create vignettes with things you love, no matter how random it may seem. Alba wallpapered the back of this bookcase with a vintage Hawaiian floral pattern for an unexpected touch of femininity and color.
And guess what? We found something similar ($148).
Don’t be afraid of showcasing things that may seem a bit off-the-wall. Alba says, “I find that things that are mass-produced these days don’t have the touch that older things have. I also like the story behind something; the fact that it has had a life.” For example, Alba has a cast proudly displayed in her home that her husband won as a prize. It sits right next to a refurbished armchair originally owned by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The random mix may not be “decorator-approved,” but it makes her family smile. That’s the real goal, after all, right?
What do you think of Jessica Alba’s high-low mix of eclectic glam? Would you pair Craigslist finds with more expensive pieces? Let us know in the comments below!
(h/t Domaine Home)