Grand Staircase in the Foyer
The lunette sofa echoes the curve of the staircase.
Jennifer Lopez knows a thing or two about red-carpet glamour. But at her California residence, a different, more serene glamour prevails. In the foyer, a dramatically sweeping staircase greets visitors. Beneath, a lunette sofa graciously invites them to stay. A white lacquered piano makes a striking statement in the living room, but it's the ethereal blue-grays, velvet sheens and shimmering silvers that truly captivate. In the pale mauve dining room and pastel peach guest bedroom, crystal and blown-glass chandeliers gleam like pieces of jewelry.
"Jennifer and I wanted elegance, but we didn't want it to look stuffy or conservative or serious," says Workman. "We wanted it to be graceful, with just enough sparkle."
Call it glint over glitz.
INTERIOR DESIGN BY MICHELLE WORKMAN
PRODUCED BY ANNE FOXLEY
Custom klismos chairs in Calvin Klein Home fabric for Kravet. Tête-à-tête sofa, Michael Berman Limited, in Casamance fabric. Side tables, Global Views. Charles Hollis Jones coffee table. Custom sofa in Manuel Canovas fabric. Pillows in Scalamandré stripe. Tufted chair, Hollyhock. Fretwork chair, McGuire. Curtains in Schumacher silk.
Gray-Blue and White Kitchen
"There are all these tones of gray, and we played with that—using a bit more of a gray-taupe here, a bit more of a gray-blue there," says interior designer Michelle Workman. "It's almost like a black-and-white film from the forties."
"Jennifer wanted to go modern and streamlined but retain the sophistication and stylishness," says Workman.
Pastel Peach Guest Bedroom
Vintage side table from The Red House Interiors, designer Michelle Workman's shop. Headboard and lamp, Williams-Sonoma Home. Linens, Peter Reed. The custom bench is in Christian Fischbacher fabric and the art on the walls are by Jean Cocteau and Ana Carballosa. Ceiling fixtur, DK Living. Curtains in Nancy Corzine fabric. The rug is from Melrose Carpet.
Pink Gown in the Bedroom
"Jennifer and I wanted elegance, but we didn't want it to look stuffy or conservative or serious," says designer Michelle Workman. "We wanted it to be graceful with just enough sparkle."
Side chairs, Baker in Kravet fabric. Swarovski crystal chandelier, Schonbek. Art, Julianne Boudreaux. Wallpaper is from Cole & Son.
Great thanks to Veranda magazine for this great article, on an admired home from Jennifer Lopez.