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Peep Dita Von Teese’s decadent, colorful Los Feliz home

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The antidote for all those white-walled houses with earthy neutral palettes

A fully red room with built-in shelves, a bear rug (a real bear), and a red velvet loveseat and ottoman.
Dita Von Teese in her library. The shelves were built-in to mimic the arched doorway that lead into the space.
Photos by Trevor Tondro, courtesy of Architectural Digest

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.

A teal and green kitchen with rose gold fixtures and rose gold metal tiles on the ceiling.
“I wanted a sexy, womanly, grown-up kitchen,” Von Teese told AD.

A three-story house with stairs leading down to the backyard and a paved area for seating.
The backyard of the Tudor Revival-style home.
A pink room with many vintage objects in it, including taxidermy of a tiger and a monkey. A lage area rug covers the floor and there is a large ottoman and sofa, both green velvet and in the Art Deco style.
The living room also functions as a meeting room, says Von Teese. The vintage phonograph, purchased at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, still works.