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Emily Ratajkowski, Tracee Ellis Ross, Katherine Schwarzenegger and More Stars Show Off Their Homes on Instagram

Oprah Winfrey, Selena Gomez, and others have also given fans a glimpse into their private spaces via social media

By Andrew Nodell And Rachel Wallace | June 4, 2019 | Interiors

Architectural Digest

Instagram has provided us all an intimate glimpse into the lives of our favorite celebrities. With a click of a button, we know now what the stars eat, what they drink, and—most important—how they decorate their homes. From the envy-inducing gourmet kitchen of Oprah Winfrey's Santa Barbara estate to Kate Hudson's newly renovated master bathroom to Emily Ratajkowski's artsy pad, here are a few times when famous folks inadvertently gave a peek into the privacy of their not-so-humble homes via social media.

Brooke Shields

Good design doesn't get old. Brooke Shields's Instagram post on May 8 shows that some of the same pieces that decorated the supermodel's Greenwich Village townhouse when AD photographed it in 2012 are still there today. She's leaning against a white George III settee, and her curule-form stool covered in a David Hicks fabric from Lee Jofa can be seen in the background. Designer David Flint Wood and MADE architects helped Shields renovate her place.

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a quick break before I’m back out in the NY sunshine ☀️

A post shared by Brooke Shields(@brookeshields) on May 8, 2019 at 11:22am PDT

Emily Ratajkowski

The model's jade green sofa, colourful rugs, marble coffee table, and gold lamp got a lot of love from other celebrities. "So purdy," commented Vanessa Hudgens, while Rita Ora called Ratajkowski's decor "so calm." A second picture in the post shows a wider view of her colourful living room, and she tags Grant Levy-Lucero, the artist who created the unique piece of pottery she has on display.

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Getting there ✨

A post shared by Emily Ratajkowski(@emrata) on Apr 26, 2019 at 5:43pm PDT

Tracee Ellis Ross

A stylish outfit calls for a stylish place to pose, and the Black-ish star's plush grey velvet couch and simple artwork provided the perfect backdrop as she showed off her Marc Jacobs gown. Behind her, a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf is crammed full of reading material and more art.

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A post shared by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on Mar 30, 2019 at 5:23pm PDT

Mindy Kaling

Fans of the comedian were no doubt excited to see a rare photo of her posing with her daughter Katherine, but we couldn't help but look past that to check out her decor. Though much of Kaling's living room is taken up by a playpen, the room appears bright and stylish, with blue walls and a tiled fireplace.

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A lazy Sunday with my little 💛

A post shared by Mindy Kaling(@mindykaling) on Mar 31, 2019 at 1:03pm PDT

Katherine Schwarzenegger

A few things are clear from this picture of the future Mrs. Chris Pratt: She treats her dogs like family, allowing her pooch Persimmon to chill on her simple beige sofa, and she appreciates a gallery wall that is perfectly aligned in a grid.

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Happy Monday love, Persimmon #adoptdontshop

A post shared by Katherine Schwarzenegger(@katherineschwarzenegger) on Apr 1, 2019 at 12:46pm PDT

Hilary Duff

Before a night out with her fiancé, Matthew Koma, Duff stopped to snap a picture in what looks like an antique-inspired circular mirror. A plant and two interesting round light fixtures are visible in the reflection behind the couple.

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Mom + Dad ..going out tonight.

A post shared by Hilary Duff(@hilaryduff) on Nov 30, 2018 at 7:14pm PST

Sam Smith

The singer kicked back on his rustic porch, with the French accordion doors behind him offering a peek into the living room. Inside is a cozy-looking tan couch and armchairs with plenty of pillows underneath a wrought-iron chandelier, and a large front window. It's not entirely clear whether this is the home the Grammy winner talked about during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2017, but Smith told DeGeneres at the time that he believed his house was haunted. "My house is, like, 300 years old, it used to be a school," he said. "I just hear crazy, crazy stuff. And my sister, at night, she feels like someone is staring at her when she sleeps." When asked why the paranormal activity didn't scare him away from the home, he replied, "I have a good relationship with the ghosts."

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A post shared by Sam Smith (@samsmith) on Jan 12, 2019 at 11:47am PST

Jenny Mollen and Jason Biggs

On St. Patrick's Day, Mollen shared a snapshot of her son collecting gold coins on a marble coffee table. Next to his treasure is a clear indicator that she and her husband are into design: a book highlighting the complete works of architect Richard Neutra. A grey rug and a jewel-tone blue sofa are also visible.

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I’ve already gotten stuck in three lies this morning trying to sell this leprechaun story 🍀

A post shared by Jenny Mollen(@jennymollen) on Mar 17, 2019 at 6:47am PDT

Alec Baldwin

If you can look past the actor's adorable son Romeo, you'll notice a modern, all-white kitchen with a big island and a stainless-steel oven and range hood in this photo shared by the star recently. The backsplash appears to be white marble, and the cabinets have glass doors showing off dish- and glassware. The kitchen looks bright and pristine, but it is clearly lived-in—Baldwin's wife, Hilaria, can be seen whipping something up!

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“Haha...hahahahaha! Then Tami Mauriello says, ‘hold my coat, I’m goin in’ Oh, Jeeze! Ah..haha.”

A post shared by Alec Baldwin(@alecbaldwininsta) on Jan 21, 2019 at 11:50am PST

Tyler Perry

The director and actor celebrated the start of Black History Month by sharing an image of Barack Obama visiting his in-home library. During the 2015 visit, the Madea creator showed the former president two antique chairs he bought at auction which belonged to another former White House resident, Abraham Lincoln.

Yolanda Hadid

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star showed off the idyllic setup in the bathroom of her Pennsylvania farmhouse. A brown leather armchair with a grey Hermès pillow and matching throw provides the perfect place for the mom of models Gigi and Bella to kick up her feet on the edge of the adjacent sleek white tub. Wide-plank wood floors add to the chic farmhouse vibe, and a number of books are on hand to keep her occupied as she unwinds. Family photos are a cute, personal touch!

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❤️Home sweet Home...... #MyHappyPlace #BathroomDetails #EastCoastBeauty

A post shared by YOLANDA(@yolanda.hadid) on Mar 19, 2019 at 4:36am PDT

Reese Witherspoon

Apparently without meaning to, the Big Little Lies star gave her fans a peek into her home when she shared a picture of herself helping her son Tennessee learn lines for his school play. The pair sit on an oversize white couch with a blue pattern and a light grey throw. Behind them, sunlight attempts to peek in through light, white curtains leading up to French doors.

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Learning lines with my little guy for his #kindergartenplay! Realizing, one of us has a MUCH better memory 🤯#mombrainisreal

A post shared by Reese Witherspoon(@reesewitherspoon) on Mar 24, 2019 at 11:29am PDT

Kate Hudson

The 39-year-old mother of three, who welcomed daughter Rani Rose with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa last fall, renovated a bathroom in her California home months before the baby arrived. Hudson documented the room's demolition and later the progress of her baby bump once the update was complete with dark wood floors, white walls and cabinetry, and what her followers dubbed a "stripper pole" in the center of the space.

View this post on Instagram we go! The routine with our baby is getting more familiar and I’m ready to start taking a little time in the day focusing on myself. For me that means my health. Why? Because I wanna be around a long time for these three kiddos of mine. I know that some are curious about what that means and for all you moms (wether working or not working moms) it is the most challenging thing in the world to balance kids and personal time. Let’s be honest, kids take the number one position and it’s haaaaard to make the time for yourself. I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve spent my life time trying all kinds of new things that are focused on health and wellness. Because I am on a mission right now to get back to my fighting weight ;) and my strong body/mind back I want to bring you in on some of this journey. If you want to follow a more in-depth of my to-dos, @prettyhappy will be posting all kinds of fun tidbits from exercises we are loving to foods/recipes we ❤️ and meditation practices I just can’t live without 🧘‍♀️ MY GOAL: I will be shooting a film in the spring and I’m looking to shed 25lbs. I’d like to try new workouts and eat as healthy as I can. I wanna do all this and keep up milk production, raise my kids, work everyday, make time for my man, have girlfriend time and stay sane! 🤪 I know that this sounds more like a new year resolution but after Thanksgiving and everyone thanking their health, I feel motivated to keep that up. Much love and hope everyone’s Having an amazing start to the holidays! 💋

A post shared by Kate Hudson(@katehudson) on Nov 29, 2018 at 8:24am PST

Lady Gaga

The A Star Is Born actress posed in front of an airy, sunlit kitchen space and a rustic French country-finished set of glass-panelled cabinets filled with what appears to be a Versace-designed china set.

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Love this hoodie ❤️#workout #training

A post shared by Lady Gaga(@ladygaga) on Jan 7, 2017 at 11:42am PST

Oprah Winfrey

There's nothing diminutive about the talk show queen's sprawling Santa Barbara estate. Winfrey often posts crops from her garden and cooking updates from within her massive gourmet kitchen. The former Chicago resident gave more of glimpse inside her exclusive home in a video posted before last year's Golden Globes shows a towering front hall with striped taffeta drapes, antique furniture, and a brightly lit foyer.

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Off to rehearsal. #GoldenGlobes pt2

A post shared by Oprah(@oprah) on Jan 7, 2018 at 12:34pm PST

Ariana Grande

In December, the "Thank U, Next" singer posted a photo of her sparsely decorated home featuring stockings hanging below a floating mantelpiece (sans fireplace) and an upside-down Christmas tree affixed to the ceiling. When asked about the decision, Grande later told photographers, "Sometimes life be upside down."

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A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Dec 18, 2018 at 5:48pm PST

Selena Gomez

On the occasion of her 25th birthday, the now 26-year-old singer gave a glimpse into her airy kitchen complete with a stone-topped island, vaulted ceilings, and a set of gleaming copper cookware.

Correction: An earlier version of this article indicated that Lady Gaga played the role of Donatella Versace in American Crime Story. The role was played by Penelope Cruz.

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