Inside Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s Loving Family Home

The superstar couple hired AD100 designer Jake Arnold to help craft the luminous Beverly Hills property

Rounded forms reappear in the lounge adjacent to the living room—in the serpentine lines of the multitiered custom bar of marble, plaster, and brass; the gilded de Gournay wallpaper that wraps the space; and, of course, Legend’s grand piano. A nearby powder room, sheathed almost entirely in rose-hued marble, is animated with Murano sconces covered in sparkly glass florets and a shapely, domed pendant light. “John’s taste can lean feminine,” Teigen says of her husband’s predilection for unapologetically pretty lighting fixtures. “It’s true. I think every chandelier should be curvy and feminine. I’m also open to pinks,” the musician affirms.

The lounge/music room is wrapped in a de Gournay wallpaper. The curvaceous custom bar is a tiered design of opera fantastico marble, brass, and plaster. Pendant lights by Giopato & Coombes; side tables by Hoon Moreau; banquette fabric by Schumacher.

Wilcox Rug by Jake Arnold for Lulu and Georgia

Comala Resin Vase

Wide-Corduroy Pillow by Maharam

In the primary bedroom, Arnold initially created a retreat as light and airy as the rooms on the first floor. After it was completed, however, Teigen and Legend had one of their trademark changes of heart. “For the second iteration we went for something much more quiet and moody, with rich, deep plaster walls, walnut-framed seagrass behind the bed, and a patinated-brass hood over the fireplace,” Arnold notes. Instead of using the existing separate bathrooms and closets, Teigen and Legend opted to reorganize the floor plan and share the amenities. “We like to be together, so the his-and-hers thing seemed wasteful,” Legend explains. His wife puts a finer point on the subject: “We’re not an old-school Victorian couple that needs to dress separately and then present ourselves all done up.”

Arnold’s imagination kicks into high gear in the design of the children’s bedrooms. Luna’s refuge is a fantasy in lavender—replete with a tented ceiling and a ball pit stocked with pearlescent orbs—while Miles’s boy cave is tricked out with a climbing wall, a custom Jeep-like bed parked on artificial turf, and curtains of camouflage netting. “We know the rooms will evolve as the kids grow up, but they’re perfect for right now. They’re like little dreamworlds,” the designer avows.

Wicker chairs from Radnor and planters and plantings from The Tropics Inc. line a terrace.

Teigen (wearing an Isabel Marant top, a
Saint Laurent skirt, and jewelry by Jacquie Aiche, Roseark, and Chanel) and Legend (wearing a King & Tuckfield sweater, a David Yurman necklace, DSquared2 pants, and Santoni shoes) sit poolside. Plants and planter by The Tropics Inc.

Stone Rose Table Lamp by Chen Chen & Kai Williams

Ellery Tripod Table Lamp by Jake Arnold for Crate & Barrel

Rumford Accent Chair by Jake Arnold for Crate & Barrel

Indeed, life chez Teigen/Legend seems pretty dreamy for grown-ups and kids alike. Whether it’s a soiree for the Vanderpump Rules finale, a catered feast of hibachi delights, a bouncy-house blowout, or a classic pajama party, there’s a constant flow of friends and family at the couple’s eminently hospitable homestead. “That’s the way we like it,” Teigen insists. “It’s always open house here.”

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s home appears in AD’s Style issue. Never miss an issue when you subscribe to AD.