Ellen DeGeneres's relaxing ranch retreat
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By Elle Decor
A ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains serves as the ideal retreat, where Portia de Rossi can indulge her passion for horses and Ellen DeGeneres can escape everything—except her obsessive love of design.
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It didn't take Portia de Rossi long to discover Ellen DeGeneres's passion for decorating. "I got a very thorough education in mid-20th-century French furniture within the first weeks of our dating," she says with a grin. Indeed, there's nothing the television star and comedian loves more than designing a house. "Ellen has moved more times than any person I know," says Los Angeles designer Cliff Fong, her decorating accomplice. The goal, however, is not to flip her homes. "I can only change the furniture so much and I get bored," DeGeneres says. "Then I need a new structure to work on."
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In the living room of the property’s main cabin, Number 8, a 1962 Fabricius & Kastholm chair faces a sofa covered in Belgian linen and a granite-top cocktail table, both from Brenda Antin; the fireplace is faced with antique Belgian brick, the wall sculpture is by Catherine Willis, the painting on the shelf at left is by Martin Mull, and the one on the right is a flea-market find.
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In the kitchen area of Cabin 6, an Italian industrial light fixture hangs above an antique bluestone table and 19th-century American Windsor chairs; an Ib Kofod-Larsen armchair and a midcentury Danish lounge chair in its original leather are placed near the fireplace.
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In the Romantic Barn, an American workbench holds a Poul Henningsen lamp and a Belgian bust; the stools are French,the portrait is 19th century, the antique rug is Persian, and the redwood walls are original.
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