In an Architectural Digest feature, the duo welcomed cameras inside their Beverley Hills home and, just as we expected, it’s a certified masterpiece.
The house is a little different to their last, Legend, 44, explained, saying their previous home was “darker and more cloistered, like a sanctuary.”
Their new space, on the other hand, is anything but dark, featuring vast floor-to-ceiling windows, a sunken outdoor lounge, and even a tree growing in the centre of the home.
“We were attracted to this place because of its lightness and airiness. We love how open it feels, and how it’s so connected to the outdoors. We wanted to create something magical, especially for the kids,” Legend said.
The couple share four children together: Luna, 7, Miles, 5, Esti, 8 months, and Wren, who was born via surrogate in June.
When renovating the space, the couple requested that the home be accessible for their growing brood, meaning the design had to be “casual and comfortable” with “no [area] off-limits to the children,” said designer Jake Arnold, who collaborated with Legend and Teigen.
And in addition to creating a home that balances the couples’ penchant for “glam and fun”, while still feeling warm and inviting, he certainly achieved this aim in designing the bedrooms of their two eldest children. For Luna, Arnold created a girlie sanctuary, complete with a slide and ball pit. And Miles’ bedroom is equally impressive, featuring a bunk bed modelled after an army car (fitted with working headlights, of course), and a climbing wall.
Arnold was hand-picked by the pair after working on Legend’s recording studio and an office space for Teigen’s business, Cravings By Chrissy Teigen.
On choosing him to work on their home, Teigen said, “We hired Jake because we love his taste, although if it were up to him there’d probably be more earth tones. We like bright pops of color. We wanted to crazy it up a bit, to add a little funk.”
Arnold also offered up his own thoughts on the project, saying, “Chrissy and John are the most welcoming, supportive people, and they trusted me. My challenge was to take this very contemporary, shiny new house and apply my philosophy to it—to make it inviting and livable, a version of what I do that speaks directly to their personalities.”
We certainly think he nailed that brief.