At Kirsten Dunst’s house in Los Angeles


Written by Sherry Liang, CNN

With references to his career-defining roles and a few family memories, the personal touches of Dunst’s 1930s ranch make it more than just a beautiful space.

A Frits Henningsen wing chair (which she calls her “Spider-Man purchase”) and Marie Antoinette’s portrait of Elizabeth Peyton are reminiscent of career-defining roles, Dunst said in an interview for the November issue. from Architectural Digest. Meanwhile, his grandfather’s antique ship models and a piece of scrap wood painted by Dunst’s 3-year-old son, Ennis, add immediate warmth to the San Fernando Valley property.

“Our house is the gathering place where everyone comes to eat, drink, swim, play music,” Dunst told the magazine. “The bar is always in full swing. We want people to have a good time, so while we value beauty, nothing is too precious.”

The design process was just as personal. Dunst’s interior designer is Jane Hallworth, an old friend she asked for help furnishing her first home in LA 20 years ago. Some pieces from this initial project – including a crystal chandelier in the shape of a Baguès ship – traveled with Dunst to her current residence, which she shares with her fiance, actor Jesse Plemons, and their two young sons.

A 19th century copper bathtub is the centerpiece of this sleek bathroom. Credit: courtesy of Architectural Digest

Their home is filled with dichotomies – feminine and masculine, glamorous and rustic – and the Texan roots of Plemons (or “the cowboy aesthetic” as Hallworth calls it) shine with antique majolica tiles lining the backsplash of the kitchen and a boot spur. chandelier in the living room.

To fit all of these seemingly disparate elements into one house, Hallworth said they had to “shake it all up into the perfect cocktail.”

A plush velor sofa adds coziness to Dunst's leafy nursery.

A plush velor sofa adds coziness to Dunst’s leafy nursery. Credit: courtesy of Architectural Digest

This mixture achieves maximum comfort in the nursery full of toys. It’s rustic and whimsical, taken straight from a children’s storybook. The wood furniture and sage velvet window coverings blend into the foliage outside the window, creating a sort of treehouse effect.

Architectural Digest November star Kirsten Dunst.

Architectural Digest November star Kirsten Dunst. Credit: courtesy of Architectural Digest

Sage makes a reappearance on the walls of the master bathroom, where it intersects with wooden details. Adding a vintage touch, the door is a piece salvaged from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ New York apartment. But the real centerpiece of the room is a 19th-century deep copper tub.

Regardless of the variety of references and styles, the common thread throughout Dunst’s household is “anything that evokes an emotional connection,” she said.

“She takes inspiration from beautiful things. She can see poetry in it,” Hallworth told Architectural Digest. “For her, it’s not a question of style or pedigree per se, but that sweet and charming call to home.”


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