One thing is for sure- spending excessive amounts of money on decorating a house does NOT guarantee a good end result. Christina Aguilera's Beverly Hills house that she recently listed for $13,500,000 is a prime example of that. I cannot imagine what she spent on the interiors of the house, but I would bet it is well into a 7-figure number.
The exterior of her house is pretty. Classic Spanish style with ivy-covered arches and manicured grounds. Based upon the outside of the house, I was hoping the inside would be so pretty in a California-chic way.
But once you enter those castle doors, all tastefulness and restraint is thrown out the (very fancy) window. Apparently Xtina really likes the color red. And "luxurious" fabrics.
The master bedroom...
These curtains look like Hefty trash bags to me.
She brings back the wallpaper border in the dining room. And the carousel horse.
In the abstract, these framed cherry blossom panels (de Gournay?) are perhaps the most redeeming quality of the house. But they are crammed on that wall with the fireplace and door, and I cannot figure out what is going on with that bookcase pushed in front of one of the lower panels. It is hard to believe that an interior designer would have made these recommendations.
This bathroom is the opposite of relaxing. I don't even notice the beautiful tub in such an overdone room.
Her dressing room looks like the set of Moulin Rouge.
The sofa could be cute on its own. The rug could be cute on its own. But thrown together in this room, complete with video arcade games, all beauty is lost.
This is definitely not a bedroom I could ever relax in. Too much is just too much. And did a stylist really place a big brass lamp on that garden stool?
Almost every room has individual elements that are good, but the way they are thrown together in such an over-the-top manner with absolutely no restraint whatsoever just ruins it. I can't wait to see who buys it!
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