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Home improvement inspirations from celebrities with surprisingly good taste

As you’ll have seen from the pages of lifestyle magazines, celebrities aren’t often known for their good taste – especially when it comes to their homes.

Celebrity Inspirations

But there are a few unexpected exceptions – Rolling Stones guitarist and Captain Jack Sparrow-inspiration, Keith Richards, for example.

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

You might expect the New York pad of the craggy-faced former drug user to be a showpiece of excess and indulgence, but the Greenwich Village penthouse is surprisingly under-stated and elegant.

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

Granted, the man has a triptych of a motorbike on the wall of one of his sitting rooms, but the rest of the room is sparsely and tastefully decorated.  

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

And the wall above the bed in the upstairs bedroom may say “You’re never too young”, but the attached sitting room says much about a mature appreciation of music and the visual arts.

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

You’ve got to wonder about what kind of home décor taste the stars who played the good-looking dummy and good-looking bimbo on That 70’s Show would have. 

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

Given that it cost a cool US$10 million, Ashton Kutcher’s and Mila Kunis’s recently-purchased beach house in Carpinteria, California, looks remarkably like many New Zealand baches.

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

The timber planks and panelling used everywhere give the 3,700-square-foot home the feel of an old-world cottage.

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

Even the kids’ bedrooms with their wooden bunks look bach-y.

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

Actor Matthew Perry shared a modest New York apartment as Chandler Bing in Friends, but his horizons have expanded with the recent purchase of a US$20 million apartment overlooking Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

The apartment is located in a luxury apartment building called “The Century,” which houses four acres of gardens, a lap pool, gym, spa, screening room, wine cellar, and more, so Matthew will have plenty of ways to keep himself busy.

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

We like the kitchen/dining area with not one but two kitchen islands and plenty of pantry and storage space.

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

We can only imagine what the night lights of LA would look like from the formal dining room.

 

 

 

Celebrity Inspirations

We thought this was a particularly expansive living room until we saw the bed.

 

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