There's something vastly intriguing about getting a peek inside your favorite artists/designer/celebrity homes. To see where they create and dwell is compelling to me. It's an insiders view into who they are and reasons to fall in love with their creations/artistry more. All of these homes focus on art as the center of the design.
Here are my favorite home tours from Architectural Digest from 2017.
AKA BRIAN DONNELLY
Not only is this one of my favorite artists in my generation but i appreciate him turning a warehouse into his home/studio. The art around the house is inviting and i like the way he transitioned his own art into sculptural pieces.
His vast art collection that dates back to the 1950’s. “I collect piece by piece. But then you get into it and you just start thinking about the missing pieces. I don’t buy art to put in specific places. I just collect what I love and hope to find a place for it to be visible. When I come home, it’s refreshing to focus on other artists.”
An adult playground in Vegas. Steve's house is luxurious yet playful and the art takes it to the next level.
Most notable: an entire room devoted to 3-D pieces from Aoki's favorite artist, KAWS, and a Banksy sculpture depicting Mickey Mouse being eaten by a snake from the artist’s acclaimed 2015 Dismaland exhibit. "My prized possession," he says.
Kristen + Don C. have a home that our generation dreams of - Bape chairs in the dining rooms, Kaws and Andy Warhol above your fireplace. What more could a millennial dream of.
On endless collecting: "I'm never looking for anything, but if I see something, then I have to have it. For example, those silver prints are original editions from one of Takashi Murakami's exhibits. He took them off the wall. I like to have a cool story with everything. It has to speak to me. When I look in this room, I feel happy. I think that's how it should be.
The King of Kings. This home was everything that i dreamed Elton John's house would be - Extravagent and Eccentric and trust me, it lives up to my fantasy.
“Everything is centered around the art,” John says. For starters, Furnish and John identified key pieces to move to Beverly Hills, from paintings by Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, and Philip Taaffe to a group of Richard Caldicott’s vividly hued photographs of Tupperware. “Certainly there was a family slant in the art we chose,” Furnish says. “We focused on things that are colorful and positive and celebrations of life.”
Mindy's house isn't the traditional style that i like because it is traditional however, every room feels like an anticipation to the next room. Some sort of buildup. I love the contrast of colors and complementary accents.
The addition of color also gave the house an instant facelift. “She wanted it to be happy. She wanted it to be warm,” says Ridder. "You see the way she dresses on the show. She didn’t want bleached floors. She didn’t want everything whitewashed or stripped down. She wanted a lot of layering." The result? A gorgeous array of oranges, corals, blues, and yellows were sprinkled throughout the house.