Two-time Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett has recently settled down in the quiet town of Crowborough, East Sussex. The sprawling Victorian red-brick mansion, the Highwell House, is Cate’s cozy new abode. Purchased for $4.5 million dollars, the English manor contains seven bedrooms, five reception rooms, a magnificent oak staircase, a game room, and a dozen antique fireplaces.
Not only has this manor seen its fair share of notable residents, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Doctor Who’s iconic Tom Baker, but it’s also located near the homes of other big-name celebrities such as Kate Winslet and Bryan Ferry.
This warm office space combines functionality with comfort. A cushy leather armchair sits tucked in a corner by the sprawling built-in bookcase. The desk is as spacious and inviting as the room itself. The key to this look is focusing on two or three statement pieces in rich tones, and contrasting them with brighter colors throughout the room.
What makes Cate Blanchett’s airy living room beautiful is the cheerful contrast of vivid purples and understated blues. The bright accent pillows and elaborate rug effortlessly bring the space together. The room is not overly decorated, giving the antiques and stunning architecture room (pun intended) to shine.