Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe parlayed her chic fashion sense into her own Bravo reality show, “The Rachel Zoe Project,” and it’s clear she’s also used it to outfit the Beverly Hills home too.
“I had fun with the accents, which is similar to my approach to getting dressed,” she told InStyle magazine. “My basics are black, white, or neutral, and I’ll wear a ton of jewelry or carry a brightly colored bag. So here I played with throws, pillows, rugs, and ceramics.”
However, now that Zoe, 41, and her husband Rodger Berman have a two-year-old son, Skyler, and they’ve had to rethink their way of life.
“I used to think, ‘Don’t go in there with food!’ Then I learned that whatever is most precious in your house instantly becomes the kid’s favorite thing,” she said, laughing. “He spit up on my pristine B&B couch at age 6 months. Now he uses it as a driveway for his cars.”
“Now that I’m a parent, my home is more casual,” she added. “I just want my child to run and play everywhere.”
He does. As shown in the photo below, Zoe now has a canvas teepee up for her little one in the living room, which she and Berman, the CEO of her company, refer to as “the White Room.” “Dark wooden floors and plush rugs are the key to making it feel warm and inviting,” she explained.
Another trick? Natural light.
“My home has to feel airy and bright,” she said. “I don’t switch on lamps until it is literally black outside. Rodger calls me a cavewoman!”
Of course, one of the rooms over which Zoe has total control is her closet, for which Zoe said “visibility is key, with compartments and boxes so that everything is order.”
And though there’s tons of (neatly organized) Chanel, she admitted she does play favorites with her clothes.
“I’m most proud of my jacket collection,” she said. “Living in L.A. is hard for me—it’s too hot to wear them!”