how the other half live: hank azaria

Hank Azaria – known to most as the voice of many a Simpsons character, known to me as Phoebe’s David in Friends – has opened up his 1930s Bel Air home to Architectural Digest, and it’s a beaute. Forget all the grandeur and pretentiousness that define most of the mansions in this affluent area, Azaria has created a really comfortable and organic space. He enlisted the help of designer Trip Haenisch to design the perfect family home for himself, his partner Katie Wright, and their two-year-old son, Hal. The process involved firstly lightening oppressive dark wood floors, then putting their personal and kid-friendly stamp on the house. To me, it combines elegance, masculinity and playfulness all in one… no mean feat! I love the natural colour and textures, along with that amazing outdoor lounge area next to the pool – an ideal setting for a lazy afternoon reading and napping. Oh and the Hermès blanket on the four-poster bed? That needs to be mine.

{images via Architectural Digest}
Tell me, dear readers, what do you think of Hank’s home?

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