Sometimes people are surprised to learn that my decorating style is very classic. I don't tend to be trendy or "poppy" in terms of how I live. I prefer things that will look good for many years to come. Much like my choices in handbags I like to "buy for life" not for a season. That doesn't mean a room shouldn't evolve, but it shouldn't have a stamp across it's proverbial forehead telling the world it was styled in a certain year.
For these reasons I think Michelle Workman's recent spread in Veranda for Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony is breathtaking. She takes classic to an entirely new level. Even the way she arranges the room is very harmonious. I do think this skews a bit feminine for most, but I just love it. It's pretty but not precious. I do think I'd mix it up a bit more wiht more bare floors or a rug like this one... but really, it's an impeccable place.
The limited color scheme takes me back to Monique Lhullier's pad. This subdued palette is a common thread with many creatives. I think it's because we have so much "noise" in our head that we can't contemplate soming home to a lot of visual chatter. Clean & serene is the name of the game, and this gorgeous Southern California home offers generous amounts of both. More importantly, they wont' feel the need to redesign it come next year. It looks timeless. It looks like a delicious retreat for two high-powered stars. And that's what coming home is all about, isn't it?