The table in the first picture, between the 2 chairs…looks like a white tree stump or piece of marble? It looks like a lovely happy home. There are photos of her nursery in the magazine, too. I have a friend who is remodeling her house, and she just had over 1000 sq. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your weekly newsletter, and I’m sorry it costs you so much to send it out. I love the staircase area. I really think the entire dining room change is ugly. I don’t care much for the whole Moroccan theme that so many people are into but I actually like her style. well…i happen know someone who worked on her house as a designer and got fired- according to the fired designer, ms. pompeo was a really mean and nasty person. Grey’s Anatomy is one of my all-time favorite shows:) .-= Becky @ Farmgirl Paints´s last blog ..Needy =-. His sister seemed a bit horrified by his decadent taste in materials, but she was thrilled with the results. Other than that…LOVE. I’m not a big fan of this style. Thanks Julia! What a lovely job…. I certainly wouldn’t mind coming and going for their pool parties. Talk about a challenge! I agree about the things leaning against the wall. Completely safe. The kitchen is better, but I still don’t like it.. Hopefully, the designer didn’t “break” any of the wonderful bones of the house. Arrange them on a wall using a mounted pot rack or a set of sturdy metal hooks. It was incredible to see this transformation. Love your site very much, I check it daily! "There's none of that star-diva craziness." I want that long dining room table! Oh that’s great! We are empty nesters and travel the world, so it is probably a good idea. Love. Artists work very hard to produce their work, and art pieces need to be cared for in my opinion. For similar: Leona Metal Console table in brass, $599, potterybarn.com. Lots of style – but simple at the same time. Pure Rugs Patchwork Cowhide area rug, $912, wayfair.com. Very nice, in a sort of bland way; white walls just does not do it for me. Countertops, Carrara marble. Funny you should say you didn’t like the stuff leaning against the walls, that was one of the things I really liked =) Probably because I have a strange phobia of putting holes in my walls, so I love to see when art that is simply leaning looks good. It does seem to be trending! I love the chairs and the white. What a great cause. Builders/designers should never place a refrigerator next to a wall. The house was designed in the 1930s by architect Paul Williams for Antonio Moreno, a silent-film matinee idol, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of L.A. It’s the cover story in this month’s Architectural Digest magazine. Hmm, mixed feeling about this one. I love it. As for this remodel, I’m not a huge fan, however, I love the new, tall glass doors in the living room. I think we all should do it more often, for so many reasons, including being conscious about our environment and our pocket. Certainly well designed, but not my style. Also, did you see InStyle’s November issue is featuring Ellen’s co-star Kim Raver! Pendant light by Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Good point about the placement, Becky. It does make a statement though. It’s just alright for me. .-= Josanne´s last blog ..My Final Fall Chocolate Bouquet Wreath =-. All that said, the house has gorgeous bones. One or two maybe, but not in every room! But then, I’m more of a preservationist. Yeah, especially when they were little, they would’ve had a great time taking everything out while I was trying to make dinner each night! “It’s all about swimming, eating, and hanging out with friends. This is what happens when you have too much money…I’m sorry to say that I think the remodel took the soul out of the house…sad. .-= stuccohouse´s last blog ..The Hallway Light =-. That sounds frustrating! Don’t like the lower kitchen cabinets, way too much bending over. Yeah, I bet that custom pot rack wasn’t cheap. . I love the overly large print. If those stained glass windows in the great room were original, I’m crying right now…. "I had such a painful childhood and have such a happy family life now. It looks so comfy and casual. Carmela Woven Tasseled pillows, $139 each, alegriahome.com. It doesn’t look remotely mediterranean anymore. Sorry about that! She had her husband change the handle to the other side – it can be done, Ellen.) I find it sad when people with kids don’t reflect them in their home design. Ha. also, the designer did a lot of work and was not paid for it. .-= Lesley @ The Design File´s last blog ..A little color- a little fun in the dining room =-. I own so many home decorating mags, and many of the articles I save are the same ones you feature. I don’t like it Before or After particularly. Ellen Pompeo and Bullard ruined this house but then again, I’ve never been impressed with Pompeo or Bullard so this in no surprise. It has its own personality and I can appreciate houses like that. Hi Holeigh! Well…since you asked…. Our refrigerator is placed next to a wall just like this one. It was so much fun last year that I’m doing it again. And don’t even get me started about the dining room – yuck. Ellen Admits She Almost Turned Down Her Role on "Grey's Anatomy", Ellen Pompeo Almost Turned Down Her Role on Grey's. Love those wing chairs and the dining table and benches! FUN! I agree. That renovated kitchen is industrial ugly! .-= Ami @ beyondpeasandcarrots´s last blog ..Simple Roast Chicken =-. .-= MissCaron´s last blog ..I Love My Family =-. It does have a very happy welcoming vibe which is most important. That may be way this owner had the door open to the right. Honestly with my two kids, I would be afraid someone or something would get hurt with those large art pieces just sitting on the floor, leaning against the walls. Martyn Lawrence Bullard is such a talented designer. Although I guess all that wonderful La Cornue cabinetry, Grand Palais stove and the La Flamberge rotisserie won’t actually get a lot of use. Sorry I can’t contribute to your social experiment! Bullard designed the globe light fixture for the space. I like Ellen’s house! Those chairs are so beautiful! Bullard used reclaimed terra-cotta tiles in her new kitchen “to suggest age and add character.”. Unfortunately….. if the price tag is “enormous” and the work is “custom made” …… you’re suppose to be impressed. This house did not acquire dignity. What a nice story! But it opens just enough to get stuff out. .-= Janet´s last blog ..November And Beyond =-. Wow, that Marty Lawrence-Bullard was at the top of his game, wasn’t he? Sunbrella Solid Indoor/Outdoor pillows, from $40 each, potterybarn.com. I have a similar problem here but mine has french doors. I like it. Other than the dining room, which looks like a page from the Restoration Hardware catalog, the rest of the house is – as Martyn would say – DELICIOUS! Copyright © 2020 Hooked on Houses Hosted on WP Engine | Built on the Genesis Framework Site Design by 3200 Creative, Tommy Hilfiger’s “Pop Art Meets Disco” Beach House, Ellen Pompeo’s House in the Hollywood Hills, Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne’s House in the Hidden Hills, https://www.architecturaldigest.com/celebrity-homes/2014/ellen-pompeo-los-angeles-villa-article. By Amy Spencer. Except for all the green in the kitchen, I like the “before” rooms much better. Everything is total perfection, but you’re right about the hotel lobby vibe. The original hardwoods were replaced with grayer-toned white oak on the walls and floor, and a larger picture window was installed to take advantage of the views. For similar: Awning, sunsetter.com. Would love to see the outside of the house. Rumor has it that Ronald Reagan once lived here. But what do I know. They should buy an empty lot and design/build their own. I really like that! I am LUSTING over that White Oak dining room!! WOW. Have a Fantastic day!!!! Ellen’s house is one of my favorites, I love her terraced backyard and the floor in her kitchen. They do mention her husband in the article. What I could see of the kitchen looked very interesting. Don't shy away from adding something plush to a posh space with a cloudlike sofa or armchair. I must say, I prefer the living room before the reno, but those new, huge doors are pretty nice. -Julia. That was a fun one. .-= Holley´s last blog ..Everything is new =-. In our old house, the fridge opened the “right way” with the hinge side up against the wall, and it was a huge pain because the door wouldn’t open fully, only about 3/4th of the way. It’s a beautiful home. I traded it in for a Samsung last year. "Houses are expensive, so use every nook and cranny" to extend your space, says Ellen.
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