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For this week’s blogs I discovered some amazing photos of Celebrity dining rooms all taken from Architectural Digest. The rooms were featured because all integrate antiques in one form or another. For example, George Stephanopoulos and his wife Ali Wentworth moved back to New York and opted for a complete traditional dining room using nothing but Antique furniture. The result is stunning and elegant. While Ellen De Generes and her wife, Portia de Rossi went for a more ‘contemporary’ feel, they still purchased a 19th Century trestle table for their dining area.


The marble top table is an impressive 19th Century French Gueridon, combined with Louis XVI Style leather covered dining chairs. Note the English Mahogany Sideboard in the background.

Brooke Shields collaborated with decorator David Flint Wood and MADE architects on the Manhattan townhouse she shares with her family. Zuber’s Les Lointains pattern evokes an enchanting mood in the dining room, where a tole chandelier is mounted over a vintage marble-top table by Ralph Lauren Home and chairs by Jansen. (March 2012)


At Valentino Garavani’s French estate, Château de Wideville, Portuguese chairs surround a Piedmontese dining table in the winter garden—the fashion designer’s favorite spot at the grand residence. The panel that fills the arched niche is from China, a country that fascinates Valentino and inspired much of the home’s decoration. “When I was in Beijing for the first time, in 1993,” Valentino says, “I saw a collection of old Chinese costumes, and it was one of the great emotional moments of my life.” (October 2012)


The screened porch of Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres’s Beverly Hills estate includes a 19th-century trestle table and wicker armchairs for informal dining. The house was designed by California architecture firm Buff & Hensman and later expanded by decorator Melinda Ritz. (November 2012)

For their home in Hidden Hills, California, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne worked with close friend Martyn Lawrence Bullard to create an eclectic design that was a dramatic departure from their last house, the gothic abode where they filmed their reality-TV series. A 19th-century French chandelier surmounts a table and chairs designed by Lawrence Bullard; the Directoire-style fireplace is from Exquisite Surfaces. (June 2012)

A Baldwin spinet sits in the rustic dining room of singer-songwriter Carole King’s home in central Idaho. It took nearly two decades for King to transform the circa-1900 ranch into an environmentally friendly residence and recording studio. (December 2009)


A chandelier from 145 Antiques accents the dining room of Woody Allen’s townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Designer Stephen Shadley infused the home with an elegant mix of American and English country-house style. (November 2010)


Actor Gerard Butler created an old-world home in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood with the help of architect Alexander Gorlin and film designer Elvis Restaino. “I wanted something elegant and gorgeous and at the same time rather masculine and raw,” Butler says. A heavy custom-made table is the heart of the 3,300-square-foot loft’s dining area. (May 2010)

Note the Art Deco Sideboard. French C.1930

Note the Art Deco Sideboard. French C.1930

Mark Haddawy decorated rock star Adam Levine’s restored 1940s ranch-style house in the Hollywood Hills. A vintage Italian bar cart sits in the sleek dining area beside a French Art Deco cabinet from JF Chen and an Andy Warhol silkscreen; the table is by Florence Knoll, and the chairs are by Arne Jacobsen. (March 2012

An Ed Mell painting titled Storm Mesas hangs in the dining room of Diane Keaton’s Beverly Hills residence. Keaton worked with friend and designer Stephen Shadley to make the early-1920s structure by architect Ralph Flewelling her own. (November 2010)

The table is vinrtage Galle C.1930 from Paris. Chairs are Louis XV Style

The table is vinrtage Galle C.1930 from Paris. Chairs are Louis XV Style

Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel Air, California, dining room contains an octagonal table with bronze candleholders. The late actress redecorated the four-bedroom house, which sits on a wooded acre, in collaboration with interior designer Waldo Fernandez in 2010. (July 2011)


Sheryl Crow furnished her 1926 Spanish Colonial hacienda in the Hollywood Hills with many items she collected while on tour. The antique dining table was once used in a linen factory, and the light fixture is from the ’30s. (March 2011)

When actress and comedian Ali Wentworth and her husband, television journalist George Stephanopoulos, relocated from Washington, D.C., to New York City, they enlisted their friend Michael S. Smith to decorate their new apartment. The dining room’s Regency table, ladder-back chairs, and George III sideboard are all made of mahogany; the chairs are upholstered in a Jasper leather. (March 2012)


Everage Design fashioned a relaxed retreat for actor Dennis Quaid and his family in Los Angeles’s Rustic Canyon. “We just wanted it to feel like you’re in the country,” says Quaid. The wing chairs are by Gregorius|Pineo. (November 2010)


Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy called upon architect Stephan Jaklitsch for the renovation of his 19th-century townhouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Richard McGeehan, who decorated the home, designed the sophisticated dining room’s mahogany table. The chairs are by Willy Rizzo, the chandelier is by Nesle, and the Regency chinoiserie cabinets, which were fitted with glass fronts in the ’30s, are from Liz O’Brien; the portrait is by E. Ambrose Webster. (October 2012)