You might not have a Hollywood budget but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a few creative cues from a Hollywood home for your own interior design.
Rather than poring over Pinterest, find your inspiration in yesteryear’s legendary stars and their houses, mansions and condos, as we take a peek inside their homes.
From Elvis Presley to Elizabeth Taylor, here are our favourite design tips to inspire your next home makeover:
Marlene Dietrich, 1935
Interiors inspiration: Update your pine or wooden chest of drawers for mirrored, Art Deco-style ones for instant bedroom glam.
Joan Collins, 1956
Interiors inspiration: Liven up your lamps with sculptured bases.
Clark Gable, 1932
Interiors inspiration: Loungewear is infinitely more stylish in white.
Elvis Presley, 1956
Interiors inspiration: Elvis was into blush pink before you were – take note of his table, lamp and record player. Make like the King and go all out with multiple pieces in the same colour.
Elizabeth Taylor, 1947
Interiors inspiration: Swap polish or anti-bacterial wipes to clean your ornaments for a simple damp cloth to remove dust, like Liz.
Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, 1953
Interiors inspiration: Don’t be afraid to use bulky furniture to fill a larger room; a multi-use cabinet like this one works well for books, momentos and photographs.
Marilyn Monroe, 1952
Interiors inspiration: Silk bedding is a chic bedfellow to other textured pieces like wool throws, sheepskin blankets and tweed.
Joan Fontaine, 1953
Interiors inspiration: Swap magnolia walls for charcoal, navy or deep khaki.
William Holden and Brenda Marshall, 1955
Interiors inspiration: Take the current trend for all things botanical one step further with succulent printed sofas and grass-green carpets.
Kirk Douglas with son Michael, 1947
Interiors inspiration: Textured homeware, like this red sofa, doesn’t just mean white or neutral shades – look for brighter colours like green and pink or for a classic finish, black.