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Courteney Cox's Mailbu home was recently featured in Elle Decor -- including a big before and after, and a grand finish. An avid fan of architecture, Cox wanted to become an architect before beginning her path in acting. She had a clear vision for the look of her home. She wanted something “very simple, with bronzed-steel trim, white walls, and wood floors. Nothing too cluttered and not a lot of fancy details."
Cox grew up in a big family with 20 first cousins and weekly Sunday gatherings at Grandma's house. “I’ve been carrying on that tradition of having a family-and-friends day for years,” she says. She wanted her home to be family-centric as well as architecturally beautiful.
Architect Michael Kovac and interior designer Trip Haenisch teamed up to create the dramatic before and after.
Cox's home is soothing because of its neutral palette bathed in gorgeous Malibu sunlight. In this photo, my eye was most drawn to the drum-shaped end table on the left.
This drum table may not be the stone gray of the one in Cox's living room, but the shape and rustic style are in line with the relaxed, textured style.
Uttermost Lawton Drum Table. $591.91
The thin lines and clear glass shelves of this etagere flatter the objects without overtaking the scene.
This etagere has the spirit of the one in Cox's home. Like Cox's, this table has bamboo-like jointed legs, a lean silhouette, and clean glass shelving.
Gold Finish 25 1/2" High Bamboo Tray Table. $335.91
The black pendant light reflected in the mirror is the stand-out element in this bathroom. You can never underestimate the power of lamps and lighting fixtures. They're the jewelry in every room.
Like the pendant light in Cox's bathroom, this one is black and bold. Unlike hers, this one has an organic oval shape and curved diagonal lines. I think it balances the light's bold style and hard metal.
Savoy House Carmel 12" Wide Foyer Chandelier. $274.91
(Images: Elle Decor, Lamps Plus)
As an experienced writer for sites like Apartment Therapy and Re-Nest, Angie loves to write about multi-functional furniture and accessories perfect for design-conscious home owner. We are excited that she is able to bring her expertise to Style Illuminated and shine some light on innovative ideas and inspiration. She also loves tidy, portable food like dumplings, kimbap & sandwiches.