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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Joel McHale's Fabulous Home in InStyle Magazine

We MoS Girls make no secret of our schoolgirl crushes on Joel McHale.  My husband always gives me a hard time when Joel's on our tv every Thursday at 8 and Friday at 10, saying I laugh way more than I should at his jokes.  Probably true.  There are some things I knew I liked about Joel McHale- he played football on a national-championship-winning college team; he married his college sweetheart Sarah 14 years ago; they have two adorable little boys.  Oh, and he is hilarious and cute.  But seeing his Hollywood Hills home in the December InStyle made me like him (and his cute wife Sarah) even more.  Sarah was a design assistant for Kelly Wearstler, and you can see her glamorous fingerprints all over their fabulous home (it's Elle Decor worthy- props to InStyle for getting the story)! 

We love the wallpapered ceiling, gilded-everything, faux bamboo, and zebra cowhide in the McHale's chic living room!  The coral sconces look familiar- Oly? 

Admittedly the master bedroom is a little more masculine than what I would choose, but the shiny steel canopy frame with a white tufted upholstered headboard is fabulous.  I don't think I could live with that skeleton desk chair though!

Sarah seems to share Kelly Wearstler's love of color.  This sitting area is such a great example of using orange and brown in a way that is fresh and chic, as opposed to those bad Thanksgiving decorating specials on hgtv.  It would blend perfectly with the inspiration board I put together here.

I painted baby boy's walls almost this exact color!  This room is good inspiration for how I can turn his nursery into a big boy room when that day comes.

Sarah used upholstered chairs at the octagonal dining room table and installed roman shades behind traditional curtains.  The twiggy chandelier is so unexpected and makes the room feel less formal.

Mixing styles to keep the dining room interesting, Sarah used modern woodsy wallpaper, an ornate lacquered buffet, a pair of formal lamps, and colorful modern art. 

Oversized lamps float on a pair of delicate Saarinen end tables in Joel's office.

Orange looks so fresh when paired with white.  And mounted horns to boot! 

Aren't they just the cutest family?  The little boys are named Eddie and Isaac. 
Here's to a family in Hollywood staying nice and normal and seemingly down-to-earth!  As my friend Betsy would say, "We'd totally be friends with them."  Be sure to pick up this issue of InStyle when it hits stands on Friday.  Great gift guides too- my favorite!


Yuppie Lady said...

I must admit...I'm a little surprised. His home is amazing...I'm secretly thinking his wife had a lot to do with the decor.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

How fun...what a great home to showcase...very inspiring and I too was a little surprised it was Joel's home, but sounds like his wife is the designing expert! He is too funny on TV!

barbara said...

I think that the coral sconces are from Moth design.
Great post!!
Barb Lavin

Dovecote Decor said...

Hi I found you through Traci. Love the oversized lamps, but especially the zebra rug and amazing ceiling. Come visit us too.

kayce hughes said...

What a great home! So many inspirations.

Julie said...

I am totally with you on Joel McHale. Love him. Now I also love his house. Great post!

Anonymous said...

Joel McHale...sigh. I wonder if he has a brother??

bluehydrangea said...

Love him and would never have guessed his house would be so fabulous!!!

traci zeller designs said...

That home is amazing!!! I cannot believe Elle Decor wasn't all over that. I'm drooling.

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

I am pleasantly surprised too! His home is gorgeous! I can't wait for my Instyle to come in the mail so that I can check out this home! I am loving the orange room with the white and brown accents. It reminds me of the awesome fall inspiration board that you shared with us about a month ago MOS Charlotte!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I am certainly surprised. I wlde never assumed he lived with such great style. I like the entire home. I agree...his wife must habe had a lot of fun here.

Betsy said...

Just got my InStyle in the mail yesterday--now I'm even more excited to read it! What a cute family--great feature.

gerri said...

I love this house! Nothing against his wife, but I know the designer that actually did it and she should have been given much more credit for her work. You can see full shots of the entire house here:

Brett Neveu said...

The modern art in Joel's dining room is by my wife, LA artist Kristen Neveu. Check out her FB artist site and her website for more of her work:

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