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Famous Folks at Home — Whose kitchen is it?

Whoever owns this kitchen probably eats out a lot. The house is big, the celebrity is famous, the budget was probably unlimited. But this is not a cook’s kitchen. It’s missing counter space, for one thing. And any warmth. I love stainless steel, but not to this excess. And when you’re at the sink, what [...]

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Flaunting Ashton Kutcher’s luxury studio trailer is in very poor taste . . . but I wanna touch it!

As you well know, the rich are getting richer and the rest of us are going the other way. The whole economy is rigged that way and you wonder how long it will go on. As our new two-class economy unfolds, it seems disgusting for rich people to flaunt their riches, doesn’t it? So why [...]

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Famous Folks at Home: Whose foyer is this?

Here are a few hints: This bright foyer is in Los Angeles. The owner or owners are known for being quirky. Yep, that’s a big hand sculpture on the table. So whose is it? Click HERE to see the answer See more Famous Folks at Home  

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Famous Folks at Home: Gerry and Imaging Spence in Montecito, Calif.

When Santa Barbara Magazine asked me to write an article about the massive remodel done by Imaging Spence (yes, that’s her given name), I kind of dreaded it. You may recall that her husband Gerry Spence is a famous attorney and author, and I feared that the couple might be snotty and ostentatious and arrogant. [...]

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Kitty Bartholomew: Extreme beauty on a ceiling

Check out this mural on an awkwardly shaped ceiling, which Kitty Bartholomew of HGTV fame had painted in her bedroom. Typically a tray ceiling is a real boost to a home’s architecture. But in this 1930s Cape Cod home, it was out of place. The room had apparently been added on and the modern style [...]

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Create the Look for Less: Lance Armstrong’s kitchen

There’s a good reason Lance Armstrong‘s kitchen is so comfortable and inviting. This is not merely a showplace, but the heart of a family home where the cycling superstar is raising three young children (he shares amicable joint custody with his former wife), and where he plans to live until his kids graduate from high [...]

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Famous folks at home quiz

Whose room is this? A. Suri, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes B. Max and Emme, son and daughter of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony C. Max, son of Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman ANSWER (Photo: People magazine) See more famous folks at home

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Famous folks at home: quiz

Now this is a movie star bedroom. Do you wonder who sleeps here? Here are some things to ponder: • This lavish bedroom is in a Manhattan apartment. • This oversized bedroom was the apartment’s original living room. • Alabaster lamps from David Duncan Antiques flank the early-20th-century Italian bed. • The famous person who lives [...]

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Famous folks at home: quiz

This kitchen works for me. I could definitely cook next to a fireplace, couldn’t you? So who lives here? Here are some facts: • The house, in the rolling hills of Montana, was built to look old. • The stone around the fireplace and doorway is from Montana. • Some flooring planks were salvaged from [...]

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Famous folks at home: quiz

Can you imagine yourself cooking here? I’m not sure if the famous former athlete whose home contains this kitchen actually cooks here. That’s what hired help is for, right? (Not that I have personal experience with having a professional cook in the house, but I’ve heard that it’s done.) Here’s what you should notice to [...]

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Famous folks at home: quiz

Isn’t this a lovely garden room? The owner calls it a teahouse and may not visit for months on end because of a busy schedule. The garden was designed by Dan Bifano, who has also designed gardens for such high-profile clients as Barbra Streisand. The garden is filled with roses, wisteria, hydrangeas and plants like [...]

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Famous folks at home: quiz

This is a nice bedroom. Do you wonder who sleeps here? What to notice: Walnut writing table.Albert Bierstadt paintings.George Catlin print.John Rosselli bench.Schumacher lamp.Stark carpet. Give it your best guess then click here for the answer. See more famous folks at home. (Photo: Architectural Digest)

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Famous folks at home: quiz

Which TV design star owns this Los Angeles kitchen? What to notice: Ikea cabinets.Carrera marble counters.Subway tile backsplash.Cork flooring.Vintage stool.Really cool stove. Give it your best guess, then click here for the answer. See more famous folks at home

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Famous folks at home: quiz

Whose shoe closet is this? Here are some hints: • This person has more than 1,000 pairs of shoes, many of them in storage. • This shoe lover’s closet is in a 12,000-square-foot home. • Renowned decorator Mario Buatta helped design this closet. • The floor is bleached wood and gold leaf and was designed [...]

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Famous folks at home quiz

Whose living room is this? ANSWER (Photo: Architectural Digest) See more famous folks at home

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