It will not likely surprise anyone familiar with burlesque icon and fashion celebrity Dita Von Teese to learn she is a self-described maximalist.
“I have a phobia of white walls in houses... My first order of business was going through room by room was and adding color and excitement to the room,” Von Teese told Architectural Digest on a recent tour of her Tudor Revival-style home in Los Feliz.
To look at the four-bedroom house now, it would be impossible to tell that a single inch of it was ever white.
The kitchen now sports rose gold fixtures and wall coverings that look like rich green malachite; the living room has green velvet couches and a healthy dose of taxidermy. The dining room is a bright blue with red furnishings. Antiques and curios dot the space, from the library to the powder room.
Von Teese may not be done yet. “I don’t like to finish everything,” said Von Teese. “I like having projects.”
For the full interview and more photos, head to Architectural Digest.