Not only does Jennifer Lopez have a new job as a judge on “American Idol” — she’s got a new house in California, too. She worked with designer Michelle Workman to update it and the results were featured in Veranda magazine.
“Jennifer and I wanted elegance, but we didn’t want it to look stuffy or conservative or serious,” says Workman. “We wanted it to be graceful, with just enough sparkle.”
Take a look!
The kitchen is probably my favorite room of the house. I love the gray-blue cabinets:
Designer Michelle Workman says, “There are all these tones of gray, and we played with that—using a bit more of a gray-taupe here, a bit more of a gray-blue there. It’s almost like a black-and-white film from the forties.”
Maybe that’s why I like it. I’ve always wanted to live in a black-and-white ’40s movie (with Cary Grant as my love interest, please).
Workman says she had almost finished decorating the house in a château-inspired style when her famous client changed her mind and decided to go in a different direction.
“Jennifer wanted to go modern and streamlined but retain the sophistication and stylishness,” says Workman. She didn’t want to be locked into a classically French look.
Read the story in the February issue of Veranda.
Photography: Laura Resen.