Home Sweet Home: Billy and Katie Lee Joel
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Did anyone catch yesterday’s Oprah? If you did then you saw Billy Joel’s very young wife giving Oprah viewers a tour of she and her husband’s super chic, Nate Berkus-designed townhouse in Manhattan’s West Village. TO DIE FOR! You can see a glimpse in the photos above and below. The main floor has a wide open floor plan and the living room, dining room and kitchen all flow together perfectly. One piece in the home I really love is a black lacquered antique buffet cabinet reveals a surprising hot pink interior when you open its doors. Such a great idea. I love color but I’m not very daring when it comes to incorporating color into my home so I would totally steal this trick. Even though they wouldn’t be visible everyday, it would make me happy to open a cabinet and see bright pink inside even if its just for a few minutes! I’m very envious of Katie Lee’s closet which was also featured in last month’s Town & Country. The walls of the jewel-box like closet are covered in gold leaf and the space was designed to have the feel of a 30’s Parisian hotel. I really love the French chaise lounge positioned in the middle of the room. The teal-ish velvet upholstery looks amazing against the painted gold frame. Nate’s signature personalization of classic French pieces can be seen all around the home and since he was designing for a couple you can tell that he was careful in his choice of colors and fabrics so that the pieces don’t read too feminine. You can see the entire video tour of the house at Oprah.com by clicking here.
Photos via Oprah.com