Melissa McCarthy Loves Wallpaper as Much as You Do—Her LA Home Is Proof
She’ll be your landlord for $10k a month.
Published Mar 25, 2019 1:32 PM
A 2,200-square-foot 1939 bungalow full of cozy details may not be where one expects a twice Oscar–nominated actress to reside, but then again, Melissa McCarthy is anything but expected. The multihyphenate, whose list of accolades include actress, producer, and fashion designer, just listed her charming Los Angeles home. Though contrary to the celebrity real estate trend, she’s not looking to sell. Instead, McCarthy is looking for a renter to take over the place temporarily for $10,000 a month, and since she’s offering the space fully furnished, the listing provides an intimate look at the actress’s design taste.
Situated in Toluca Lake just west of Studio City, the home has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The property is nestled behind gates for peak privacy and includes a lush outdoor space that features a cabana, a dining area, and a pool, so it’s safe to say that the future renters will enjoy outdoor entertaining in true glittery Hollywood fashion.
The home’s inside, however, tells a more relatable story. The subway tiled kitchen—celebs: They’re just like us!—includes rustic-industrial elements, like a beautiful, antique-looking rolling island set over a faded rug and sleek pendant lights. We can see this as a spot where everyone gathers for low-key weeknight dinners, especially as it opens up into a wallpapered yellow dining room.
Speaking of wallpaper, McCarthy’s penchant for bolder walls is clear. In addition to colorful paint choices, a couple of her walls feature statement-making prints. In the master bedroom, the walls are adorned with a large-scale floral print. The wallpaper adds another element of coziness to the room, which, incidentally, also includes a pair of West Elm nightstands for anyone looking to replicate the actress’s style at home.
The almost-3-D graphic pattern comes in one of the trendiest colors of the moment. Flat Vernacular’s terra-cotta-hued print is both earthy and vibrant, ideal for making a statement in the entryway.
For a more subdued colorway that doesn’t skimp on style, this pale green wallpaper is perfect. A smattering of different-size geometric shapes would lend an elevated edge to a nursery or even a dining room.
Playful prints are great in small doses. This fun orange-adorned wallpaper is just the ticket to amp up a small vignette or to adhere to the back of a bookshelf or desk to liven up the space.
See more celebrity homes we love: Orlando Bloom’s Sunken Living Room Is Giving Us Major ’70s Vibes Almost Every Wall of Emma Stone’s Quirky LA Home Is a Different Color Marilyn Monroe Once Paid $237 a Month for This Jaw-Dropping Home—Jealous?