I was excited to see the house Brooke Shields and husband Chris Henchy bought in the Hamptons featured in the September 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.
I just finished her book There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me
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It was so good, I couldn’t put it down. I was impressed by how raw and honest she was about her life and her relationship with her mother, which was tricky at the best of times.
She also talked about her marriage to Andre Agassi, so I read his book next and loved it, too. (Amazon affiliate links.)
Brooke and Chris have two daughters, Rowan and Grier, and wanted this to be a family friendly place where they could relax and spend time together.
Check out the September 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens
to read the story and see the rest of the photos by Eric Piasecki.
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Emily Clark says
Love these kinds of posts. I love to look at all the differences. And, I just ordered her book. 🙂
Isn’t it fun to see the changes she made? Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did, Emily! 🙂
Ditto re: getting her book! It’s not like me to have missed a celebrity biography. I love them! I s’poze I’ll see about requesting it from our library. That ticking stripe blanket that’s draped over the bench at the foot of her bed is a must-do! Especially in a household with furry black pets!
Oh, this house is very lovely and I enjoyed seeing the changes Brooke made. Now the question is, is there any Lazy Boy furnishings in the house! 🙂
Be a sweetie,
Hi Shelia! According to the article in BH&G, most of the upholstered furniture in this house is indeed from La-Z Boy. One of the perks of being their spokesperson, I guess! 🙂
Rick S says
I love it when a celebrity house looks like a home. I can see family life and comfort. I feel like you could come in and set down and feel welcome.
Seriously off topic question: does anyone have an idea who makes her Tunic?
(house is lovely – her NY Townhouse is one of my favorites, and I duplicated it for my guestroom – right town to the John Robshaw bedding!)
I don’t know, but I like it! She’d look good in anything, though. 🙂
Brooke Shield’s Tunic: It’s “her” design for Lily Pulitzer: “This limited-edition mommy-and-me style was designed by celebrity mom Brooke Shields for “A Colorful Cause”. 15% of the sale from this style will be donated to the charity EBMRF, a nonprofit volunteer foundation supporting medical research into the causes, treatments and cures for Epidermolysis Bullosa, a disease that affects young children.” She wears it ALL the time! Brooke is a tunic-lovin’ fool.
Looks like in the kitchen, the after pic- shows no recessed lighting fixtures now? I cannot stand them- I know a lot of people have them and like them, but they’ve been SO over done. They burn out, then you need a ladder or hire a guy to come in and change the bulb. That, and they give an industrial look to everything.
In Brooke’s living room, looks like *nothing* was really changed except for adding a few “red things” here and there, and taking that blue slip cover off the couch? Walls, window coverings- all exactly as the Before picture. Very little was done, in fact, one could almost say- nothing at all WAS done, except for bringing in some replaceable textiles, some pictures on the wall, one could put everything back exactly as before when the photogs leave.
I like when celebrities DON’T change everything–especially when it’s already really nice, as it is/was in this home. Just because they are new to the house doesn’t mean it needs a gut remodel. She added pops of color and her own personality, but kept the comfortable feel of the home.
Alie B says
Gorgeous home and not the least bit ostentatious. I want that chunky cashmere blanket on the family room sofa!
Laura in Sacto says
Now this is how you do white! With bold brights that POP! I love it. She & I are a year apart in age. I grew up idolizing her…and I still do.
It is a beautiful house, but I think that BHG overdid the staging a bit for the photoshoot. What do others think
I noticed those same kitchen chairs (though in stool format) in Bethany Frankel’s Hamptons kitchen. Must be a “Hamptons thing!”
You’re right! I saw those in her house, too. Funny!
diane @smartmoneysimplelife says
What a gorgeous house! I think I’d find it *very* hard to leave… I particularly like the way she didn’t feel the need to completely gut it, just put her personality into it. Nice!
I must say I enjoyed Brooke’s remodel far more than Bill and Giuliani’s.
Kelly - Talk of the House says
I love it! She did a wonderful job of putting her stamp on it so that it does look like a family lives there. And I agree with Laura that this is how you do white – with pops of color to keep it from looking too cold. I am most in love with the exterior though…and the pool…and the pergola covered patio! 🙂
Angela Smeed says
I thought the house was lovely before but now it looks fantastic. I must admit cerise is not a colour I would normally go for but now I’m on the lookout…It’s interesting that the loungeroom colour doesn’t seem to have changed.
Cynthia Lambert says
She did a great job. She tackled all the beige banality of it all and gave it some desperately needed colour. It’s so much more welcoming now.
georgetta busler says
love the kitchen and the family room, the rest is just too ‘fru-fru’
Linda D. says
I love the light feel of the house, but am I the only one who detests kitchen banquette seating? In a room this large and with layout options so versatile, I find banquette seating too confining. (Can you get up, please, and let me slide out? Thank you! Oh, let me back in, please? — no thanks!)
I’ve always admired her style. This one is a bit too bright (those brighter-than-the-sun pink chairs!) for my taste but it looks much more ‘homey’ than other celebrities’ homes. I absolutely adored her townhouse-the simplicity and warmth.
Thank you Julie for sharing
Tatiana Craven says
This is really fantastic! The master bedroom photo looks like a painting. As an owner of hamptons style furniture website which sells products online, you won’t know how proud I am when I see these kind of photos which really create homey atmosphere to the house.
Thanks for sharing this Julie!
I absolutely love the pops of pink! Which is very surprising since I do not use that color at all. The patio is divine and man would I love to just hang out there.
Thrilled to see a Jersey Girl done good and stay good. 🙂
I get this magazine & keep threatening to cancel because the homes featured look & feel so dang monochromatic neutrals & sterile but then one comes along like Brooke’s and I change my mind. I really like her’s..it’s fresh, cheerful, homey, nice splash of pretty colors & lots of natural light windows, a mix of different & interesting things that gives it balance. Plus, she has yellow painted walls (I do too & even after many years I still love their warmth) and hot pink velvet chairs! I’ve been wanting to do that to my chairs for a long time…I’m actually amazed that one if them is lazy boy?!
It looks like a nice normal home..not ostentatious. She always seems down to earth & her home reflects that..I’ll have to read her book.
Can you guess what the name of the butter yellow paint she used or offer a suggest a similar one? Thank you!
*Sigh* To have a house like that in the Hamptons… I always thought Brooke Shields had class and her house proves it. Love the soft yellow paint!
Kelie Blurton says
I would love a guess at the butter yellow color also. Remodeling a home and would love to know the color!
Since it was already that color when she moved in, she may not even know what it is. Sorry! 🙁