Celebrity Homes: Ellen DeGeneres' Stunning Santa Barbara Villa And Some Home Design Tips

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on Dec 09, 2015 05:00 AM EST
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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: TV personality Ellen DeGeneres attends the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo : Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Famous talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi share an amazing Santa Barbara Villa which Ellen calls "their forever house."

A website called Pursuitist reported that the couple shares a Tuscan-inspired villa worth $26.5 million, making them real estate royalty when they purchased the mansion.

According to Daily News, the luxury villa spans 13 acres of land with a garden that includes olive and eucalyptus trees. The house has nine beautiful fireplaces and a pool with an ocean view.  The two-story mansion is 10,522-square-foot with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It was built in 1920s using locally quarried stones.

InStyle was lucky enough to get a chance to tour the mansion and learn some decorating tips from Ellen. It has been reported that DeGeneres has an impeccable taste for home design and it is very evident in her houses.

In her new book titled, "Home," the talk show host gave some great tips about designs she learned all throughout the process. The book features beautiful images of the past and present properties of DeGeneres and what she learned from living in those places.

According to Ellen, it is important to design the house according to what inspires you. A great key to start is through your favorite things, it does not matter what it is, what is important is that it will spark your creativity.

As Ellen said, "Defining the way you live and the look of your home can be as easy as getting dressed in the morning," that is why it helps a lot to start with the basics and just eventually work with it around the room.

Ellen also shared that it is important to always decorate within the style of the house. It is okay to add accents that act as contrast, however, the bulk of the design should be consistent with its style.

When it comes to decorating a room, Ellen said that she likes to "sit in every chair or stand in every corner and make sure there is something beautiful to look at."

According to Parade, DeGeneres also shared that the optimal view of the house matters a lot. "This could be from where you see it the most, how you enter it, or where the light comes from," as explained in the book. It is important to always maximize the view and the natural light source that goes with it.

To read more about DeGeneres's book, "Home" is available on Amazon.

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