Throughout the ages, many A-list celebrities have dabbled in interior design, most famously Gwyneth Paltrow (she "took charge of" the decor of her Hamptons home, which was featured in the penultimate issue of House & Garden), Brad Pitt (he's obsessed with architecture), and Lenny Kravitz (who has spun his signature "Bordello Modern" aesthetic into his own design firm). Julianne Moore is another one to add to the list. The actress, who was featured as a home-design expert on one of the very first episodes of the now-defunct Nate Berkus Show two years ago, appears in this month's Elle for the Manhattan loft she decorated for her stylist, Leslie Fremar. "[Moore] can look at a space and say 'This needs to go there, and this needs to go there,'" Fremar says. "And she's usually right." As proof: her own townhouse, also in NYC, was featured in Elle Decor in 2003—the garden was featured in Architectural Digest this April.
For Fremar's home, Moore incorporated finds from all over the place—a birdcage light fixture, an Oriental rug, furniture culled from flea markets, antique shops, and Ikea—and mixed soft, organic accessories (a Moroccan rug, sheepskin throws) with sturdier and darker items like the geometric dining room table and industrial-style bar. Overall, the look is pristine and stylish, if not a little blah. Yes, there are kiddie Eames chairs. But of course there's wall clad in chalkboard paint. Why wouldn't there be John Derian pillows? Anyway, have a look above.