When I saw soap star Deidre Hall’s house featured on HGTV’s new show Celebrities at Home, I fell in love with this big back porch, which she calls her “outdoor family room.” I mean, wow. Gorgeous.
I searched all over for photos of it, to no avail, and finally resorted to taking pics of her (very down-to-earth, you-wouldn’t-guess-a-celeb-lived-here) house while watching it on TV. Take a look!
Deidre, who is best known for her role as Marlena Evans on Days of Our Lives, gives us a tour of her kitchen and explains all the changes she made to it:
Her house reminds me of Kitty Bartholomew’s cottage in Santa Monica with the traditional, kinda country and vintage touches–and the red. Deidre says she likes to add accents of it to every room.
Deidre looks at her new beauty book How Does She Do It? in the adjoining family room:
Nothing is pretentious here. She said her motto is that every room needs to be “comfortable and safe”–meaning that it doesn’t matter if people mess things up or break anything. You can put your feet up on the furniture.
The highlight of the tour for me was the big porch that she built onto the house after moving in. Here’s how the back of the house looked when she bought it in 2005:
She says the porch was designed in such a way that the rain doesn’t blow in much at all. I’d love to know how they pulled that off. Every porch I’ve ever had got soaking wet after a storm, so I have to quickly clean it off when dark clouds roll in. This white sofa (which used to be in her dressing room) wouldn’t have lasted one season on the screened porch we had at our last house. But boy, it sure looks pretty!
The network just picked up 13 more episodes of Celebrities at Home, which is hosted and exec-produced by Nancy O’Dell. Can’t wait to see more!
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