It's a shame Julianne Moore keeps racking up awards for her acting, because the interior design world would happily embrace her as one of its own. The screen star does all of her own decorating—inspired, she says, by her mother, a Scottish immigrant with a passion for home design. "She was always trying to put a house together with no money, sewing her own slipcovers and curtains, using whatever we had," she says. The actress constantly tweaks the New York brownstone she shares with her husband, director Bart Freundlich, and their two children; last summer, she moved up the kitchen a full floor. "My mother always said a house is never finished," Moore says. "That's what makes it interesting."
I've used them in every house I've lived in for the past 20 years. I never tire of them.
If you have to wear reading glasses, they might as well be by Tom Ford
3. FAVORITE WEBSITES
Thanks to , , and , I have the unfortunate ability to shop anywhere, at any time.
Beautiful, with room for everything I want to carry, including a pocket for my iPad and Logitech keyboard.
Great to shop for when traveling. Some of my favorites are from the Amazon region of Brazil.
Evan Lobel's shop is always my first stop when looking for a piece of furniture. I've been going there for 15 years.
7. PAAVO TYNELL LAMP
From Galerie Eric Philippe in Paris—a birthday and Christmas present to myself.
Gorgeous and evergreen.
My kids can decorate with posters and images, and I can have an inspiration board, all without pushpins, which I hate.
I wear their clogs and boots every day.
It's beautiful and round, and always keeps my green tea piping hot.
12. BAR PITTI
Our favorite restaurant in New York City, for both the food and the atmosphere.