Before & After: Jessica Alba's Brilliant Bedroom Makeover
THE DOSSIER: NAME: Jessica Alba. TRADE: Actress, author, and founder of eco-friendly home and baby product brand The Honest Company. ROOM: Bright and airy master bedroom in Los Angeles, CA. VIBE: Rustic luxury. INTERIOR DESIGN: Mat Sanders. PHOTOGRAPHS: Justin Coit. When actress, author, and Honest Company co-founder Jessica Alba first decorated her Los Angeles home, the master bedroom became somewhat of an afterthought. "It was like everything that didn't have a place or fit elsewhere in the house ended up here," Alba says of the accidental furniture exile that prevented the room from living up to its potential. Like most of us, Alba and her husband, producer Cash Warren, prefer total darkness for sleeping. But, cumbersome window shades and a shuttered door to the outside patio kept the couple from making the most of L.A.'s sunny outdoors by day. "After a while, we just wanted the room to feel airy, thoughtful, and chill," Alba says of her decision to make some changes to the space. Enter Domaine. With the help of creative director Mat Sanders and his team of designers, Alba's once overlooked room was transformed into a bright, useful space that tells the story of a stylish, well-considered life. For Alba, bringing in a designer to help her achieve a serene indoor-outdoor oasis was a no-brainer. "If you do everything yourself, you never really get perspective," she says of her decision to work with the Domaine team. "What's great about working with an interior designer is having someone to bounce around ideas." Ever on the go, one tool was especially useful in collaborating on the transformation: Pinterest! "It's a great place to visually convey what the space means to you and what you want it to be," says Alba. "Whether you find colour inspiration, products, or even pictures of nature, just start pinning stuff that makes you happy and eventually you'll narrow in on the design direction."
|Calvin Klein Hudson Queen Post Bed, $2290, C.S. Wo & Sons||Anette Swing Arm Sconce, $600, Ralph Lauren Home||Cortina Nightstand, $499, Crate & Barrel|
"A great bedroom is functional, comfortable, and peaceful," Alba says. "At the end of the day, it's a room where you're meant to be sleeping, so it's important to feel like you can just turn off." With that in mind, a serene colour palette of neutrals was created and enhanced with a bold mix of textures. "I wanted the space to feel earthy and grounded, but at the same time, clean and modern," Alba says of the modern mix. With Woven Accent's Modern Moroccan rug layered on top of a braided Ballard Designs jute rug and Turkish pillows combined with patterned pieces by Zak and Fox, playful elements work in harmony with roughhewn textures and refined Ralph Lauren Langdon sateen bedding for a cool, peaceful feel.
|Moroccan Inspired Rug, price upon request, Woven Accents||Calvin Klein Bayard Sofa, $2195, C.S. Wo & Sons||Braided Jute Rug, from $29, Ballard Designs|
Equally important to a well-planned, tranquil surrounding was ensuring all decisions aligned with Alba's well-considered lifestyle. A latex-free Naturepedic mattress was in order for a restful night's sleep and a pair of Cisco's Romero chairs, produced with non-toxic fillers, played into the room's eco-friendly plan. For the walls, Yolo Colorhouse and their natural, refined palettes of no-VOC paints provided the perfect white: Imagine no. 1.
|Romero Chair, price upon request, Cisco Brothers||Live Edge Coffee Table, $3350, HD Buttercup||It Could Be Anywhere by Amy Friend, $695, Citizen Atelier|
"I always use my travels as a source of inspiration for my living space," Alba says of her desire to bring the world she sees on her many trips into her Los Angeles bedroom. "I recently went to Istanbul and loved how the flavours of the Middle East mixed and mingled with the Mediterranean coast. The design there feels so luxurious and gorgeous because it's all handmade, natural, and authentic. I want my home to feel like that getaway."
|YOLO Interior Paint, $36 per gallon, The Home Depot||Oromaya Lamp, $780, Arteriors||Antique Trunk, $1795, One Kings Lane|
|Three Birds Casual Monterey Sofa, from $2465, All Modern||Regency Sand "5695-0000", price upon request, Sunbrella||Frog Rain-Drum Table, from $199, Pottery Barn|
|Retractable Blackout Shades Lutron||Custom Drapery and Installation Powerful Systems||Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree and Succulent Arrangements in Antique Cake Bowls Inner Gardens|
|Outdoor Drapery International Silks and Woolens||Custom Picture Framing FrameStore||Construction and Project Management Clavin Construction|
|Dresser HD Buttercup||Mirrored Side Table Arteriors||Flower Arrangements The Bouqs|
|Bauble Box, $3495, Kelly Wearstler||Rest by Ashley Woodson Bailey, from $225, Citizen Atelier||Indian Bed Cover, $1495, Hollywood at Home|
|Symphony Mattress, from $3999, Naturepedic||Zak + Fox Khotan Rubia Pillow, $265, Hollywood at Home||Antique Gold Urchin, $19, High Fashion Home|
|Greta Medallion Pillow, $15, Pottery Barn||Dash and Albert Rope Rug, from $95, All Modern||Anglo-Indian Plantation Chair, $1545, One Kings Lane|
|Emily + Meritt Needlepoint Pillow, $60, PB teen||Ralph Lauren Langdon Solid Full/Queen Duvet Cover, $355, Macy's||Hailey Small Lantern, $600, Arteriors|
|Garden Planters, Price Upon Request, Inner Gardens||Vintage Kimono Pillow by Ode, $535, Hollywood at Home||Slim Padlock Vase, $495, Kelly Wearstler|
|Taibei Ceramic Buddha Head, $20, High Fashion Home||Jute Spool Table, $225 HD Buttercup||Marrakech Tray Table, $315, Pottery Barn|