For InStyle’s special Home & Design issue, eleven celebrities and designers welcomed us into their abodes for an exclusive tour. Check back regularly on instyle.com for a preview of each story, and pick up the special issue currently available on newsstands (until 12/9/16), and for digital download on iTunes and Google play now.
When Michelle Monaghan and her husband, graphic designer Peter White, moved cross-country to Los Angeles from New York eight years ago, one of the things they most loved about their new home was the splendid view east toward the San Bernardino Mountains. “This house has beautiful light, and we get incredible sunrises,” says the actress, who stars in the new Hulu series The Path, a drama about a couple who have joined a religious cult, now streaming.
Little did the couple imagine that welcoming the day would become a family ritual. Since having two children—daughter Willow is 7, and son Tommy is 2—the sunrise has become something they savor together frequently. Early in the morning, the kids tiptoe into the master bedroom to spy those first rays. “Willow is like, ‘Mommy, here it comes. Here it comes.’ There’s this orange glow that fills the room, and it’s magical,” says Monaghan.
For InStyle’s Home & Design issue, photographer Douglas Friedman gave us an inside look at the actress’s sun-drenched abode. Click on the photo above to take a closer look.