When Minnie Driver purchased her 1940s ranch-style home in the Hollywood Hills, she knew she wanted it to reflect her background and upbringing. Born and raised in England with summers spent in Barbados, the well-traveled actress has a wonderful appreciation for colorful, rich textiles and antique pieces from all over the world. “I had a clear idea of what I wanted,” Driver told Elle Decor.
She enlisted the help of decorator Peter Dunham, a fellow “English gypsy” like her. Together they were an eclectic design match made in heaven. The entire home is filled with exotic touches, while still maintaining the comfort of a modern family home. Yet there’s a quintessential English vibe throughout. Pieces like an antique George IV settee in the master bedroom, an antique Chinese opium bed in the family room, and a Venetian mirror in the bathroom breathe richness into the home.
And let’s not forget the beautiful array of textiles. Dunham and Driver infused lush patterns in every room of the home. “You wouldn’t necessarily put a chintz chair with a suzani in a living room and expect it to work, but I grew up in houses like that, and that’s what I’ve done here,” she says.
Go inside Minnie Driver’s stunning “English gypsy” LA home, and then shop the look with our collection of antique and vintage finds.