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Cheryl Crow Goes Deep

Cheryl Crow’s unique Spanish colonial hacienda is a feast for the artistic eye…and heart. She purchased the 11 acre estate in 1997, when she was fresh off the success of her first two albums. The estate sits nestled in the Hollywood hills, a landscape with three homes, and a few tree houses to boot. She now shares her home with her two young sons, Wyatt and Levy.

When she first moved in, she lived with almost no furniture for a year, giving Crow “a feel for airy spaces, poetic light.” Slowly, “she began to fill the rooms herself, piece by piece, taking a highly personal, richly layered approach to interior design.”

“This is an incredibly magical place. It has the best of everything California has to offer, but there’s also something deeper. The land has a fascinating energy.” – Cheryl Crow

“I wanted to get away from using heavy drapes and keep the place light,” says Crow.

“I’m a collector of oddities, stuff that is somehow off-center or off-kilter, things that have their own inner lives and implore you to use your imagination.” – Cheryl Crow

Ray Azoulay, owner of Obsolete, a Venice, California boutique, says of Crow: “There’s a fearlessness and a bit of irreverence in her style, but that’s what makes it so refreshing.”

“There are a lot of people who think of me as very straight, very middle America and conventional, so I imagine this place will come as a surprise. I’d hope it would make them think, I need to get to know this person better.”

We agree.

Article source: Architectural Digest: Good Vibrations

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Celebrity Kitchens

Ideas for apartment’s kitchen can be found everywhere, and where better than from some celebrities, who have the best decorators design their kitchen spaces. Here, which I couldn’t resist, is Ashton Kutcher’s never used bachelor home which he purchased before meeting his wife, Demi Moore.  Recently he put it back on the market after heavy remodeling by himself and his father.  Photo: Courtesy of Zillow

Ben Stiller and wife, Christina have a great kitchen with high contrast of color, with black and whites and deep warm wood color to balance.  Their Spanish revival mansion is in the Hollywood Hills. Photo: Elle Decor

Decorator Kevin Haley designs for the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Meg Ryan, and Cameron Diaz…so of course his kitchen has to be pretty cool.  We think so. Love the antique style blue stove and the animal print to balance out this clean toned space.  Photo: Everett Fenton Gidley

With celebrity in mind, I came across this movie set kitchen that is just fabulous with a true lived-in feel.  From the movie It’s Complicated, this relaxed kitchen was designed by Jon Hutman.  Photo: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Finally, celeb Kristen Bell has a fun, comfy and fresh kitchen. Love the white with yellow and orange highlights.  The sage throw carpets add a nice balance. We think the pups are cute too.

Use some of these cool ideas to enhance your own kitchen space in your new apartment.  If you are going to move to a new apartment, check out our Renters Corner at the top of this blog for helpful info on how to make your move and settling in easy and stress free.  Apartments i Like has more information and Renters News to give you ideas also.

via: Shelter Pop