We’re heading from Philadelphia to LA with a tour of TV producer Shonda Rhimes’ villa-inspired home. After falling in love with the home’s history, she enlisted designer Michael S. Smith to restore it to its past glory while adding warmth, function, and loads of natural light. Shonda became a fan of Smith after spying his work in the Obama White House. As she writes for Architectural Digest, “That ability to connect with whatever creates sparks in a person is part of what makes Michael such a gifted designer.”
Shonda’s renovation didn’t stop at the home’s threshold. Not only did she reconstruct the home’s original facade, but she also created amazing outdoor spaces to play, entertain, and unwind. In fact, this is probably my favorite part of Shonda’s house (aside from her fabulous kitchen). The resort-like pool looks like the perfect spot for soaking in the sun.
Photography via Architectural Digest