Our Favorite Old Hollywood Homes (And How To Get The Look)

The style of the stars of Hollywood’s “Golden Age” will always endure. And just like the way Cary Grant’s suits or Audrey Hepburn’s cocktail dresses look just as fabulous now as they did decades ago, so do their homes. From Grant’s cozy yet spacious Palm Springs retreat to Hepburn’s breezy Swiss hideaway, here are just a few interiors that still captivate us — along with a few pieces from Viyet to help you get a similar look in your own home.

Cary Grant’s Palm Springs Home

Though this charming Spanish-style home is undoubtedly spacious — it’s over 6,000 square feet — the room sizes aren’t overly massive, so the home retains an intimate feel. Here’s a glimpse inside of the home from 2016, when the property went up for sale.

Get the look: Michael S. Smith Megan Bed

Though it’s a canopy rather than an open four-poster, the dark wood and intricate details would look right at home in Grant’s retreat.

Mae West’s Hollywood Apartment

The glamorous actress lived in the Art Deco building The Ravenswood for most of her life, after relocating from New York City. Just like the roles she chose, the interior is a bit over-the-top — and a bit romantic.

Get the look: Antique 19th Century French Gilt Settee

This exquisite antique would perfectly suit West’s taste in French décor.

Audrey Hepburn’s Swiss Hideaway

Here’s a glimpse inside Hepburn’s home in Switzerland, which paired crisp white with pops of unexpected bright color. Just like her personal style, the white wicker furniture is undoubtedly timeless.

Get the look: Patina French Decorative Arts Hand-Painted Round Side Table

This lovely side table features a subtle touch of wicker. We especially love the way the light green flourishes add subtle contrast to the fresh white finish.

Joan Crawford’s Manhattan Apartment

Crawford loved a well-designed interior — and recognized a talented interior designer when she saw one. She enlisted Billy Haines to decorate her homes, then Carleton Varney. The interior of her Manhattan apartment, as glimpsed in this photo of her home office, is a mix of clean lines and bold colors.

Get the look: Mid-Century Modern Custom Snakeskin Parsons Side Tables

The eye-catching green finish of these versatile side tables pays homage to Crawford’s green waterfall desk.

Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs Home

His Twin Palms home was just as legendary as Frank’s larger-than-life persona, hosting countless parties and setting trends with its sleek mid-century style.

Get the look: Shine By Pasargad Paris Shaggy Area Rug

A shag rug brings plenty of texture into your home — and helps soften the sleek lines of mid-century finds.

Ava Gardner’s Luxurious London Flat

Sinatra’s ex-wife preferred a more traditional look in her homes, like the antique-filled dining room of her palatial London flat.

Get the look: Antique Early 20th Century French Dining Chairs

Follow Gardner’s lead and pair your dining table with standout chairs that have elegant details.

Kirk Douglas’ Beverly Hills Residence

Douglas decorated his Beverly Hills home with exceptional art — note the two Picasso works hanging over the (very long) sofa.

Get the look:  Tomlinson Marcel Sofa

This sofa’s low-slung silhouette nods to the ’60s, while the neutral upholstery looks just right in any era.

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