Neil Patrick Harris Surprises His Brother With a Home Makeover (Spoiler Alert: It’s Adorable)
Neil Patrick Harris: Is there anything he *can’t* do? The singing/dancing/acting/producing quadruple threat showed off his lesser-known design skills recently when he joined forces with Houzz to make over his older brother Brian’s Albuquerque home. The swoon-worthy result proves that Harris is a true magician. (Both design-wise and literally!)
As part of a video series called My Houzz that shows celebrities gifting their family members with surprise home makeovers, Harris chose two spaces to focus on: an unfinished den and the backyard. Harris wanted to give his brother an oasis where he could soak up the ABQ sun in style. “Brian has always been a fantastic older brother. He doesn’t always want me to spoil him, but I thought this renovation would help create an amazing space for his next big chapter,” he said of the project.
Harris partnered with Santa Fe’s Serquis + Associates Landscape Architecture to take the space from blah to breathtaking with an outdoor dining area, a lounge, and space to cook when entertaining guests.
When it came to the den, it was acting more as a de facto dumping ground for awkward items than anything else. Harris found Lisa Samuel of Samuel Design Group on Houzz, and the two worked together to create a stylish new look for the room.
Tons of texture was layered in, bringing warmth and character to the den and making it into a real destination instead of a storage space. The vibe is masculine yet luxe, with a distinctly grown-up feel we can’t get enough of. And we’re not the only ones. “I couldn’t be happier about how it turned out,” says Harris. Watch the full reveal below:
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(Photos and video via Houzz)