I love the new ABC family comedy Speechless and the driving force on that show is the mother Maya DiMeo, a mother of three teenagers one of which has cerebral palsy, Maya is played by actress Minnie Driver. I’ve loved Minnie Driver for years, I think she is a hilarious actress and will always remember her stint on Will and Grace with much affection. Recently the design magazine Elle Decor paid a visit to Minnie and her son Henry in their 1940’s Hollywood Hills home and I want to share the pictures with you today from that visit. Her home is a ranch style house that she hired British designer Peter Dunham to help her with. I love the color palette she’s chosen with lots of colors including red, white, and blue in the dining area. Driver says she and Dunham have a lot in common including the style she calls “English Gypsy”, whatever it is it works beautifully and has made for a wonderful home for her and her son to enjoy. Something else I’m happy about is her show, Speechless, has been renewed for a second season. Enjoy!!! (above image via)
You are greeted at the front of the house by a beautiful blue door and a vintage 1960’s chair.
I love the raised ceilings in the house, you can see that Driver has opted for white walls that better showcases her beautiful artwork and fabrics on the furniture.
Simple window treatments in a neutral color palette don’t fight with bright and beautiful fabrics on the furniture and pillows in the living room.
The dining room chairs are the same chairs Driver used in her previous home, she had them reupholstered in vintage African and Islamic fabrics.
I love the color and pattern Minnie used in her son Henry’s room, the Poolside blue from Benjamin Moore is very fun and calming, notice the flying geese wallpaper on the ceiling.
The Master Bedroom is done in a Peter Dunham textile called Minnie Maharani, I love all the color and pattern in this room.
The Master Bathroom is a great place to unwind with the freestanding tub surrounded by antiques.
Whether she has tea or cocktails in her gazebo, Minnie Driver’s outdoor escape is beautiful. Love all the vintage lighting.