Spotted on page 688 of InStyle's colossal, Harry Potter-sized September issue are the home interiors of stylist to the stars (and Bravolebrity in her own right) Rachel Zoe. To her, dressing her home follows the same approach as dressing her celebrities, which makes sense considering the collection of pristine rooms is as starched, flawless, and uncomfortable-looking as a perfect outfit. "My basics are black, white, or neutral, and I'll wear a ton of jewelry or carry a brightly colored bag. So here I played with throws, pillows, rugs, and ceramics." And it's true, the colorless foundations—a white, tight-tufted chesterfield sofa; a lacquered black dining table; lucite candle holders; etc.—are punched up by orange Hermès throws and her two-year-old son's tiny vintage cars. It's all the work of designer (and Nate Berkus' fiance) Jeremiah Brent, whose saga with the home was chronicled in a season of The Rachel Zoe Project.
"I consider myself a minimalist, but I do love to include a few bright accessories," Zoe told InStyle. "My home has to feel airy and bright with natural light. I don't switch on lamps until it is literally black outside. [Husband] Rodger [Berman] calls me a cavewoman!"
In the master bedroom, vintage Knoll armchairs and a Philippe Starck "couch bed" are counterweighted with Missoni pillows and "a gallery of Hermès ads." The custom table in her outdoor space she bought on 1stdibs.com. "I bought almost everything in this house online."