Jennifer Aniston’s inside designer Stephen Shadley talks with Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Amy Astley concerning the ‘zen’ fashion and designs of the brand new dwelling Aniston shares with husband Justin Theroux.
Jennifer Aniston takes AD inside her dreamy California dwelling excessive above Los Angeles, Jennifer Aniston crafts a scene of pure home bliss with husband Justin Theroux, a spectacular midcentury home, and a trio of very pleased canine.
Aniston’s newest residential venture is the reimagining of a Bel Air home that was designed by architect A. Quincy Jones and accomplished in 1965.
The actress acquired the property in 2011, after promoting her beloved Hal Levitt–designed dwelling in L.A.’s Trousdale Estates enclave (AD, March 2010) and making an attempt to relocate to Manhattan—a transfer in the end thwarted by the rabid paparazzi that swarmed exterior her Greenwich Village condo constructing. When she purchased the Bel Air property, it had not too long ago emerged from a renovation by architect Frederick Fisher, which, regardless of its sympathetic embrace of Jones’s imaginative and prescient, skewed a bit too cool and minimal for Aniston’s style.
Aniston enlisted assistance from AD100 inside designer Stephen Shadley, with whom she had collaborated on her earlier L.A. dwelling, to carry out the same alchemy in Bel Air—particularly, to protect the modernist ethos of the unique scheme whereas softening a few of its sharp strains and outfitting the inside with tactile, natural finishes and furnishings.
Aniston seconds the notion, pointing to the classic Jean Royère Polar Bear couch, Jacques Adnet armchairs, and Mies van der Rohe daybed organized in the lounge. Aniston credit the house’s deftly layered interiors to a crew effort, with vital contributions by Shadley and L.A. designers Kathleen and Tommy Clements and Jane Hallworth. Theroux weighed in as nicely.
Aniston describes the centuries-spanning decor as “Previous World meets New World,” a polyglot mixture of hand-painted wallpaper and midcentury furnishings, silk rugs and polished concrete, vintage Japanese screens and Summary Expressionist work. But for all of the pedigreed items on show—artworks by Adolph Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell, and Glenn Ligon; furnishings by Vladimir Kagan, Edward Wormley, and Arturo Pani—the true triumph rests within the concord of the varied ornamental compositions inside Shadley’s reconceived inside structure.
Backyard designer Marcello Villano and panorama architect Anne Attinger reorganized the alfresco areas as a collection of interconnected outside rooms, terraces, and Asian-inspired pocket gardens.
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