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This post was originally written by Melissa Allison for Zillow. 
You may never appear in a Leonardo DiCaprio period film, but for a price, you can rent his Mad Men-era compound in Palm Springs for $4,500 a night, as first reported by Curbed L.A. DiCaprio has been kicking back on the 1.3-acre estate since buying it last year for $5.2 million, but wants to lease it out by the night while filming The Revenant, his first big job since 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
 The 7,022-square-foot main house was built in 1965 for Dinah Shore and is more expansive than most midcentury modern homes, with 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths and multiple fireplaces. The grounds feature a guest house, pool and tennis court.


This home is the perfect example of California chic! It is bright, streamlined and surrounded by stunning scenery.  The interior is so fresh and has that modern movie-star feel. Those black window frames really anchor the space so that it doesn’t look washed out.



There are also lots of great pop of texture, colour and pattern! The mix of glass, fur (likely faux), the pattern wallpaper in the accent nook in the bedroom and that bold hot pink add so much visual interest and personality to this home.

Much of architect Donald Wexler’s original work has been restored. Mid-century modern restorations are all the rage in Palm Springs, where one developer is even reviving Joseph Eichler homes using archived plans from the iconic builder, who died in 1974.


We love the clean lines and simplicity of this kitchen.  White is a classic but this kitchen has a modern spin.  The over sized and horizontal hardware adds a unique touch!


via Curbed

What an incredible home to live life like a celebrity, even if it is just for a short stay …

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The architecture and design in California has a specific character to it that I’ve always loved. The Spanish influence has always been very strong, even to this day. It is part of what makes the California style so charming. The home of Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet in Los Angeles definitely captures all of that charm and then some. It puts a masculine spin on it, taking queues from Mexican art and design to create a space that is sophisticated, but comfortable. I love the use of texture and pattern in this home. Take a look at the home tour to get some wonderful

The living room is a place for gathering and relaxing with a warm palette and comfortable furniture. Even the dog looks comfortable!

Each room has it’s own identity yet they still flow beautifully into one another.  The dining room has a beautiful over sized lantern light fixture which gives the space a timeless yet casual look and the neutral wallpaper adds sophistication without  being stuffy.  In this space the dark stained wood beams add character and texture plus they make the high ceilings more warm and intimate.  The mounted deer head adds a rustic touch but in white it adds a bit of modernity…



I love a vignette and this one is not exception.  The combination of warm wood tones, the pattern in both the tile and the fabrics and the colour choice just make this a cozy corner and compliment the entire look and feel of the home


This master bedroom is a beautiful balance of hard and soft materials.  The bedside table and the upholstered headboard are a perfect compliment to one another.  The colour palette, textures and patterns make this a bedroom that’s just so soothing and relaxing to come home to.  The art and mirror gallery arrangement is also very unique but very comfortable

This guest bedroom is again just beautiful!  The colour palette is classic and warm, perfect for guests!  The bold stripe headboard would be too much in many cases but this colour combination and neutral wall make it work.  The roman shade, the art and the bench seating add visual impact to the space without being over whelming…

You can decorate an entire home with neutrals but in order to keep it visually interesting play with textures, layers and mix all neutrals together,

space flows well together but has their own identity. The dining room
is covered in a neutral wallpaper for added warmth, while a large
lantern serves as an apropos lighting choice over the table. – See more
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This newly built home in Charleston, SC belongs to former Hootie and the Blowfish front man and more recent country artist, Darius Rucker and his wife Beth and their 3 children.  They worked closely with interior designer Angie Hranowsky.


The home is finished with a mix of colour, texture,vintage, modern, eclectic pieces and comfort.  The overall look may surprise you but the family was very involved in the entire process so that the entire home would truly reflect their taste, style and suit their needs.


Welcome Home!


This entry is clean and classic yet the rock table is totally unexpected.



This is the family’s year round residence so they wanted a home that was functional but also inviting.  The overall idea of the decor was a white backdrop throughout so their art and colourful pieces would stand out and make a statement. This Buddha art piece  is one of the couple’s favourites, it is made out of bottle caps by a local artist, Molly B. Right




The family loves to read so incorporating books and bookcases into the design was very important.  In many of the rooms, the presence of books is very evident and that was intentional.



The couple loves art and this piece is no exception!  This piece was commissioned especially for this spot in the living room by artist, Sally King Benedict.

In the past, the couple opted for black and white and neutrals but while working with Hranowsky, they asked her to push them into a new palette.

Since the couple love to entertain and they both come from large families, a large dining table was very important to them.



The Master Bedroom carries out the colourful theme, playful mix of patterns, light walls and showcases another stunning commissioned art piece (mounted above the bed) by artist, Kate Long Stevenson. The modern brass chandelier also offers another element of artful drama.



The children’s bedrooms also  flow beautifully with the overall theme and concept.



Given that this is the family’s primary residence and they have children, Hranowsky was careful to make the design was durable and able withstand a beating. “We spent a lot of time picking out fabrics that would hide dirt, but didn’t compromise the design,” the designer says. “We were very thoughtful about how every piece would function in the house.”



The outdoor living space is another extension of the home and incorporates all of the family’s loves in home decor – colour, texture, pattern and comfort!


 *All photos by Julia Lynn

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Ever wonder what certain celebrities homes look like?  Meryl Streep’s California mansion is one that might really surprise you!

Built in 1954, this property in the Hollywood Hills feels much larger than being just shy of 3,000-square-feet. Thanks to the seemingly endless walls of windows throughout the home, there’s a generous amount of natural light that fills every room, creating a beautiful balance between indoor and outdoor living. This is further enhanced by the multiple inviting patios and pool, complete with plenty of comfortable lounges and a fire pit.
Don’t worry though, all the windows won’t leave you feeling exposed. From the outside, the home appears as an intimidating private compound with concrete walls and monstrous greenery surrounding the perimeter. You may actually be surprised to enter and find yourself in a tranquil open-concept home dressed in a neutral colour palette with touches of deep browns and wood tones

– 2 bedrooms
– 3 bathrooms
– Rough textured stone wall and fireplace
– Gourmet kitchen
– Courtyard
– Outdoor pool and spa

Want to know more? Check out the listing here.


 I was a bit surprised to see the sleek and modern finishes inside of the OSCAR winner’s California home.

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Mila Kunis and her finance, Ashton Kutcher are always in the spotlight and their lives will be even more center stage once their little bundle of joy arrives this Fall. 

The hot is couple is often praised for their easy yet chic sense of fashion and you might be wondering what their California home looks like.  well wonder no more check out this slideshow for a sneak peek into the couples’ surroundings.

Located on a private cul-de-sac, this incredible property spans an impressive 14,554-square-foot and carries a laid back Mediterranean vibe and look. The home itself, built in 1958, is fully outfitted with five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, movie theatre, two car garage, outdoor pool, spa, hot tub, and so much more we can hardly handle it.

Up in the Hollywood Hills West, in a gated community, it’s a coveted location and this compound is ready to sell! With a baby on the way, this home is looking for a new owner as Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher start a new journey together, leaving this suped up pad for the next bidder with $3,995,000.


Interested?   Here are the details and listing:
– Split-level home
– 5 bedrooms
– 4.5 bathrooms
– 2 car garage
– Home movie theatre
– Chef’s kitchen
– Indoor/outdoor living room
– Spa
– Full service cabana
– Outdoor pool
– Hot tub



You will notice a mix of soft and hard materials like the linen upholstery and wood beams with some real natural materials mixed in like the jute area rugs.  The rooms are designed for entertaining but also comfort.


Throughout the home you will notice lots of layering of neutral tones, elements of nature like reclaimed wood and jute and subtle pattern in the upholstery accents and even wall paper.

 The kitchen is perfect for entertaining but also for a gourmet at heart.  The colour palette is timeless but still chic.  A great balance of contemporary with some classic elements, masculine and feminine. The over sized island offers a lot of workspace and storage but it’s also perfect for guests.


What an amazing place to the lucky person (or people) that get to call this ‘home’.

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