When Ellen DeGeneres hasn't been entertaining millions of TV viewers, or winning 13 Emmys and 14 People Choice Awards, she's been busy buying and renovating nearly a dozen homes. As this generously illustrated hardcover shows, DeGeneres' well-known unostentatious ways extend to her design ideas and style, making Home less of a celebration of the rich and famous and more of a sharing of innovative thinking about what good taste can mean for any of us.
Ellen DeGeneres has bought and renovated nearly a dozen homes over the last twenty-five years, and describes her real-estate and decorating adventures as "an education." She has long cared deeply about design: "I think I wanted to be an interior designer when I was thirteen."
This deluxe edition of Home is printed on extremely high quality paper, printed on a sheet-fed press, and bound in a real cloth covered case with a tipped in photo of Ellen DeGeneres' living room featuring her Picasso.
In Home, DeGeneres will, for the first time, share her passion for home design and style. She believes, "You don't have to have money to have good taste," and she is eager to share what she has learned over the years. DeGeneres offers a personal look at every room in each of her homes. Included are seven of her homes past and present, from the famous "Brody House" up to her current homes, and she offers tips and advice on what each house taught her. An added bonus is a look at the homes of her friends and collaborators-some of the finest designers in the country. They share their advice on home design, furnishings, as well as a glimpse at their awe-inspiring rooms.
Full of beautiful photographs, this book is a treasure trove of amazing California architecture, unique home furnishings, breathtaking art, and hundreds of ideas on putting together the home you've always dreamed of.
Over the years, comedian and talk-show host DeGeneres, who is the executive producer of HGTV's Ellen's Design Challenge, has lived in and renovated close to a dozen homes in Southern California. Here, in more than 200 color photographs, she shares seven of her domiciles, including her Beverly Hills home that was featured in Architectural Digest. She provides a tour of each, which range from adjoining apartments to a ranch house, explaining her approach to the design and concluding with a list of what she learned from each space. The homes of the professional interior designers with whom DeGeneres has worked are included and show a decor that reflects her own style of neutral-colored, light-filled interiors that combine modern furniture with traditional pieces. The businesses the author visits for inspiration and furnishings are also mentioned. VERDICT Written with DeGeneres's typical candor and wit, this book will spark interest with her fans.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)|