The Friends actress reveals the incredible transformation of her Beverly Hills home.
Jennifer Aniston has said that if she wasn't an actress, she'd be a designer - and after seeing her renovation of the Bel Air property she shared with Justin Theroux, we're not suprised.
Once owned by Roman Polanski and later, Fleetwood Mac singer, Lindsey Buckingham, the Bel Air property has been home to many notable figures since its 1965 build and it's seen some changes along the way.
Designed by architect A. Quincy Jones, the mid-century house was restored to its former glory when the actress took it over in 2011.
Jennifer enlisted the expertise of interior designer, Stephen Shadely to breathe new life to the modernist home, incorporating iconic 60s furniture and sleek, mid-century finishes to the property. Keeping the tones warm, textured and relaxed was the brief, as the designer shared with Architectural Digest:
“Jen is drawn to wood, stone, and bronze, materials that have real substance and depth," he says. "No matter how beautiful or glamorous something is, it has to be warm and inviting."
"I love the process,” says Jennifer Aniston, in her interview with the design publication. “There’s something about picking out fabrics and finishes that feeds my soul.”
“Every corner you turn, you have an experience. Everywhere you look, you get a vista,” says actress Jennifer Aniston. “We worked very hard to get that flow right.”
"Sexy is important, but comfort is essential,” she says, referencing the vintage Jean Royère Polar Bear sofa, Jacques Adnet armchairs, and Mies van der Rohe daybed arranged in the living room.
A path curving down from the house leads to a tranquil backyard: its flat surface hosting a sleek, sophisticated pool with wrap around timber decking to entertain, and a grassy landscape to view the sprawling city of Beverly Hills.
Inside, a cosy but magnificent sitting room awaits, inviting people to curl up with a good book and take in the rich interior. Deep coloured leather furniture and sublte hints of teal, magenta and gold bring in a warmth to an otherwise pale, natural setting.
The large scale of the property allows for open, but private spaces - such as this marble bathroom, with a private view to a mini oasis.