Elle Decor's May covergirl is none other than the lovely Ellen Pompeo. In the issue, Pompeo opens up her 1920s Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills, which was designed by renowned Los Angeles-based designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard. You may remember Lawrence-Bullard was chosen to design this past year's Primetime Emmy Awards Green Room, which was absolutely stunning. From the looks of it, Pompeo's home is equally glamorous, yet understated. Elle Decor says it has "a laid-back Mediterranean vibe," which seems absolutely fitting for the casual California gal and new mom!
Ellen on her ideal family home:
This house is perfect for our family. It’s all about swimming, eating, and hanging out with friends. Martyn jokes that we live like college kids—people are coming and going all the time. What can I say? It’s a happy place.
Martyn on designing a laid-back home for Ellen:
Ellen’s basically a very easy, relaxed person who likes her home to be easy and relaxed as well. There’s none of that star-diva craziness.
The issue also brings us a look at the home of another celebrated LA designer, Michael Smith, who was chosen to decorate the Obamas' White House. According to Elle Decor, Smith's Manhattan penthouse "pays tribute to its storied past with a masterfully elegant mix."
Take a look at a few images from the issue below, head over to the just-launched elledecor.com for more photos and details, and pick up the issue on newsstands!