Before & After: Ellen Pompeo’s Place in Los Feliz

Ellen Pompeo's House Remodel in Los Feliz | hookedonhouses.netGrey’s Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery hired decorator-to-the-stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard to “reinvent” the Mediterranean-style villa they share with their two young daughters.

The house was designed in the 1930s by architect Paul Revere Williams for Antonio Moreno, a silent-film matinee idol, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of L.A.

Ellen Pompeo's living room BEFORE

Architectural Digest featured the makeover, and when I first saw the photo of the living room before, I totally thought it was the after. I’d be pretty content with that room as it was, to tell you the truth. But here’s how it looks now:

Ellen Pompeo's house in Architectural Digest 11-14 (3)

It looks a bit like a fancy hotel lobby to me, but I like the dark blue accents and those BIG glass doors that open onto the terrace. Bullard designed the globe light fixture for the space.

The kitchen was very green before, from floor to ceiling (literally):

Ellen Pompeo's kitchen BEFORE

Bullard used reclaimed terra-cotta tiles in her new kitchen “to suggest age and add character.” It also has a La Cornue range, Carrara-marble backsplash, and a custom-made pot rack he designed for the space:

Ellen Pompeo's house in Architectural Digest 11-14 (5)

Here’s how the dining room looked when they bought the house:

Ellen Pompeo's dining room in Architectural Digest BEFORE

The original hardwoods were replaced with grayer-toned white oak on the walls and floor, and a larger picture window was installed to take advantage of the views:

Ellen Pompeo's Dining Room AFTER

Bullard told AD, “The house was scrubbed of patina over the years, so we went to great lengths to revive a sense of age and dignity.”

Ellen Pompeo's house in Architectural Digest 11-14 (8)

Ellen and her husband Chris recently welcomed a second daughter via surrogate and named her Sienna May. There are photos of her nursery as well as big sister Stella’s in the November issue of Architectural Digest (article by Mayer Rus, photos by Roger Davies).

Architectural Digest Ellen Pompeo Nov 14 issue

BTW, who remembers when Ellen’s former home in the Hollywood Hills was featured on The Nate Berkus Show and in Elle Decor back in 2010? That was decorated by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, too. You can see photos of it here:

Elle Decor cover-Ellen Pompeo at Home

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Updated: 17.10.2014 — 03:16