Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are getting used to moving. “We’re used to it. We’re always open to new homes and changing the one we’re in,” says Teigen, the feisty model, TV personality, and home cooking guru. says. “When she said this, we, what she wants to say is she,” interjects her megastar musician husband Legend. He lists at least 12 Grammy Awards and an Oscar for Best Original Song on his impressive resume (as well as an Emmy and Tony Award). “But it’s true. We’re not afraid to change things up,” he added.
The propensity for couples to repeatedly buy homes is not just a matter of whim. “Every home we’ve ever owned reflects a moment in our lives, like a chapter in a book,” says Teigen. “Our previous house was much darker and more closed off, almost like a sanctuary,” Legend continued. “We were drawn to the brightness and airiness of this place. We love the open feel and connection to the outdoors. We wanted to create something magical, especially for the children. ” he said of his children Luna, 7, Miles, 5, baby Estee and their new son, Wren, who was announced via surrogate in June. Teigen posted it on her Instagram, much to the delight of her many fans.
The duo’s design collaborator, AD100 talent Jake Arnold, will appear. He worked on Legend’s recording studio and office space at Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings, the model’s food and cookware company, before renovating and reimagining her new home in Beverly Hills. “We hired Jake because we liked his taste, but if it had been up to him, we might have had more earthy tones,” Legend says, adding that the strong sculptural forms and sumptuous textures bring the design to life. This hinted at the designer’s penchant for warm, neutral palettes. “We like bright pops of color. We wanted to add a little funk and go a little crazy,” Teigen suggests.
Arnold freely admits that his clients have inspired him to expand his aesthetic vocabulary into somewhat unfamiliar territory. “They like a little bit of glamor and fun elements and are drawn to bold, contemporary artisan pieces, but that’s not my usual thing,” he confesses. “But Chrissy and John are very welcoming and supportive people who trusted me. My challenge was to take this very modern, shiny new home and apply my philosophy to it. It was about making it appealing and livable, and speaking directly to their personalities as a version of what I do.”