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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Never before

 ... have I so wanted to break into a house and litter it with pink throw pillows. 

 Actress Courtney Cox's post-marriage implosion Malibu beach house.

 All that gray - I think someone needs a hug.

Cox even has self-affirmations posing as artwork.

This is an absolutely nooky-free master bedroom.

Anyone else underwhelmed by this space?

Photography by Simon Upton.

Courtney Cox's Malibu Home [Elle Decor]
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39 comments:

Jill Browning said...

BORING!!! The whole place depresses me.

Bob @ Life of an Architect said...

my biggest peeve is that the head of the bed has the door into the room behind it. Nobody wants to have someone enter the bedroom by their head - it's architecture psychology 101

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Friends don't let friends decorate while depressed. Poor girl. Its like "Divorce Hotel".

Raina Cox said...

Bob - I once knew a guy whose father was rumored to be involved in organized crime. My friend's one life rule, passed down from dear ole Dad, was to always face the door.

Sarah said...

Agreed - it's dying for color! Though I did love the outside spaces...
http://chenaultlife.blogspot.com/

Jessie said...

Raina, I was about to comment on these pictures but I just loved your reply to Bob! Hahaha..Then, I guess your friend's dad REALLY involved in organized crime and it's not just a rumor! :)

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

eileen said...

It's very...handsome...if somewhat austere. I wouldn't call it pretty. hard to imagine that a woman, much less a child, lives there.

Brenda Lynn said...

Raina, I'll help you break in and scatter pink pillows. Poor girl needs a color intervention! That is the coldest saddest house I have seen!

Brenda Lynn

David said...

I like it, but then I'm still smack in the middle of my grey period. Working in some color wouldn't hurt it at all.

Anonymous said...

I actually think it's pretty gorgeous--but, my heart is as frozen as Courtney's face.

sanctuaryhome said...

Hmm, interesting. It has all the elements of a house I should like; clean contemporary furniture mixed with vintage and industrial pieces. It is missing something though, I would love to see some duhrie (I can never spell that word and spell check is no help) rugs and some mongolian furry pillows.
Secondly, my husband (who is not in organized crime as far as I know) always refers to the spot in the restaurant where you can see all the entrances and there are no windows behind you as the "mafia seat".

Leah said...

me!!!! the views outside are beautiful but so sad inside! there are some special pieces in there somewhere but no sign of life.

Ajax said...

So sad the photos were taken in Black and white..next time hire a color photographer. ;)

hush said...

"Divorce Hotel" indeed. Amen @ Sarah (La Maison Boheme)! Now I need a hug.

nanne said...

courtney's living in pleasantville!!

Kerry said...

It's certainly restrained. Perhaps it makes her feel calm. I imagine David might have been a bit hyper.

Appletree said...

it could be amazing...

good one anon.

Jordana @ White Cabana said...

I'm all for monochromatic as you may know. I'd add more purple to this place - there's a start - a purple blanket, purple flowers.
Jordana

phillip said...

sorry to disagree with you all. i think it's wonderful and not at all sterile or boring, especially surrounded by the greenery and water beyond the windows (big ass windows).

Raina Cox said...

Sarah - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

Interior Design Musings said...

In addition to the hug(which made me laugh out loud), it could use some really great modern art with color and I think I would like to see that burnt orange or alternatively, yellow with the gray. It's such a great start to a fantastic house, just not quite there.

Kate said...

Got to say, I love how quiet it appears and the colour and greenery outside seems all the more intense because of the restraint inside.
I covet a house like this but possibly because I live in chaos.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

That headboard looks pretty neat. I'd like to see a better shot of it.

La Boheme said...

Oh ha Raina! I love Kerry's comment!! Now I see what you meant, how funny because I saw your post after I had mine ready and was not ready to read your comments in order to not affect my take on it. Glad I didn't, seems like there are two takes on this home - pro calm & restraint and the push for color. Love when this happens! big hugs to you!

The Down East Dilettante said...

Count me in for underwhelming.

Tahitian Moon said...

It's odd, I thought her post-divorce house would look like her Cougar Town set. I still have an old issue of Instyle that had the funky Beach House she lived in with David. It had lots of organic elements and beautiful jewel tones (purple was everywhere). Maybe he brought all the funky/cool design to the relationship.

It's not all bad-you are right, some pillows and artwork would be a huge help.

Nick Klaus said...

I actually like it. I'm not saying that it's perfect as is, but it has a solid masculine vibe to it. It's a little too austere and a little too grey for me to want it as my own space, but it falls solidly into the 'like it' zone.

meenal@maison marigold said...

Queen Elizabeth does not approve.Period.

SHERRY HART said...

Burrrrrrr. Simple solution. Modern art. SOMETHING. Flowers. Help.

Flo said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous place. She's halfway there. But it's got that unfortunate one-hour-ago-bought-and-paid-for look. Get that TV down from the fireplace NOW, get it out. Locate some fine antique kilims and lay them down for muted color, some very carefully chosen antiques, slightly primitive things. It's almost right. You know who surprised me was Sheryl Crow, her place was recently featured in AD. Very nicely done, I thought.

Evie said...

you know if she is trying to keep herself numb from the post-marriage pain this space would do the trick, but I agree, some COLOR please!

Wendy J. St. Christopher said...

The saddest thing in this conglomeration of sad, is the lonely, purple throw over the couch.

So very sad.

Modern Country Lady said...

Heartbreak Hotel on Heartache Avenue. Haven't we all been there, done it - without Turning to Grey ?

Lausi said...

Boring... boring... boring!

RJ said...

this is typical for what is being passed as "clean and modern". not warm, not homey, not inviting. I'm always skeptical of how the editor stages "celebrity" homes anyway. www.renovatingnewyork.com

Ashley Sloan said...

I'm sure you could make this place fab! And it does need color...obviously :) That is so cool your an interior designer and I am from Colorado too :) Love it! Have a great day!

www.sloanbook.com

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

Tell me where to meet you and I will bring the pillows!!!!!

Raina Cox said...

RJ and Ashley Sloan - Hello to both of you and welcome to this deliciousness!

Jane - And yours would be the best.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Totally agreed on every count.
Underwhelmed and basically have had all the life and good cheer sucked out of me -- much like Cox's cheekbones, come to think of it ;)
Alcira

nerochronicles.com