In the September issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, Grey’s Anatomy star and admitted homebody Ellen Pompeo invites GH into her Los Angeles abode for a sneak peek at how she relaxes at home.
For Ellen, this home is truly where her heart is. With the help of her friend and interior decorating partner, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, they worked together on every inch of this renovation and design, often drawing inspiration from fashion, a favorite hotel in Morocco and popular hangouts like Soho House in New York (which gave her the idea to put big velvet sofas in the rooms).
“Every room was sort of inspired by something different. A lot of fashion design inspired a lot of the rooms.” --EP
“The house represents [my family] because it’s hip but also comfortable. The furniture tells a story once it’s been lived in. That’s what makes a house a home. I’m a straight-up homebody. It’s hard to get me out of the house once the sun goes down.” --EP
“The house was like an old relic. It hadn’t been updated since it was built in the 20s. Everything about the house needed to be refreshed; the gardens, especially. There were no gardens. It was just a yard full of dirt. So to build the gardens was so fun, something that I had never done before. I’m still not finished, I’ll keep adding to it. To be able to have all the fruit trees and the chickens and everything, I think it’s so nice for the kids. I think everything I did outside was with the girls in mind.” --EP
Ellen shares more about the inspiration for her home design, how her happy home and family life is the complete opposite of her childhood, how she’s most like Meredith Grey and her dream guest stars for Grey’s Anatomy! Check out the September issue of Good Housekeeping, on newsstands August 16 for all the rest!
COVER FASHION CREDITS:
Dress: Michael by Michael Kors
Heels: Jimmy Choo
Jewelry: Jennifer Meyer
Pendant light by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Red text painting by Claire Fontaine.
Velvet Mina sofa in Chocolate, $2,698, anthropologie .com.
Hammary Flashback Nesting coffee table, $670, allmodern .com
Pure Rugs Patchwork Cowhide area rug, $912, wayfair .com.
Atlantic Reactive Ceramic table lamp in Regatta Blue, $199, lampsplus .com.
African Mudcloth pillow (center), $62, shoppeonetwenty via etsy .com.
Carmela Woven Tasseled pillows,$139 each, alegriahome .com.
French Beam Teak bench, restorationhardware .com.