InStyle Exclusive: Tour Brad Goreski's Super Stylish L.A. Home—and Get a Peek Inside His Shoe Closet!
When stylist Brad Goreski puts together a red carpet look for one of his celebrity clients—who include Demi Moore and Rashida Jones—he abides by one rule: "Every outfit must have a 'crowning glory,' be it the gown, great piece of jewelry or an amazing pair of shoes." It's a styling sensibility that's seen the author and former star of TV's It's a Brad, Brad Worldguide actresses to best-dressed lists, and an approach he translates for his home with equally impressive results.
“I like all the rooms to have a pop of color or a great piece of art,” Goreski tells InStyle of the mid-century-style L.A. abode he shares with his partner of 13 years, Emmy-nominated TV writer and producer Gary Janetti.
[wrn_tweet title="Notable Quote"]"All the rooms to have a pop of color or a great piece of art." —@MrBradGoreski on his home[/wrn_tweet]
In 2012 the couple found the three-bedroom house, in the cosmopolitan neighborhood of Westwood, and were immediately drawn to the cosy atmosphere by the previous owner, who had lived there for 40 years. “My partner and I have always wanted a traditional home that also has a modern feel to it," Goreski says. "Our instincts were so right about this one.”
In creating the home’s overall aesthetic, the couple worked together. “I have to give Gary credit for fine-tuning my taste. He introduced me to mid-century furniture, clean surfaces, interesting textures and playing with color,” says Goreski.
As the breakout star of The Rachel Zoe Project, Goreski's love of fashion was apparent to anyone who watched him on the show as it is to those who tour his home. A former art history student at the University of Southern California, Goreski’s favorite piece in the home is a print by photographer Roxanne Lowit that captures Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista in a bathtub in Paris. “The ’90s supermodel was one of the things that got me into fashion; I was obsessed.”
Inside Goreski’s wardrobe you’ll find “at least 175” pairs of shoes, while the library is packed with more than 100 style and photography tomes, including a signed copy of Tom Ford. A much-loved tan leather armchair by French fashion house Hermès in the formal living room was secured via an eBay auction. “I [don’t usually] win anything!” he says.
The Dining Room
The dining room features an original marble-topped LaVerne table that was initially custom-made for a home designed by famed modernist architect Craig Ellwood. Here it’s set with Kate Spade for Lenox china. A silver Georg Jensen bowl adorns the sideboard.
The Formal Living Room and Fireplace
In the formal living room, a moody Christian Liaigre sofa and black Georg Jensen vase are juxtaposed with the vivid shots of color in a Paul Smith rug. "I love this room because it represents who [my partner Gary and I] are: the black couch and quiet gray slipper chairs next to the craziness of the rug," says Goreski.
The Bathroom and Artful Touches
The "old-school boudoir" feel of the powder room is reinforced by the ornate chandelier. "It injects a little glitz and gloss," says Goreski.
Meanwhile, in the hallway stands one of his favorite artful touches: a leather Hermès chair that was a prized eBay find. On the wall behind it is "Norther" by Todd Norsten.
The stylist has amassed a catalogue of cool kicks. Inside Goreski's wardrobe, you’ll find "at least 175" pairs of shoes from the likes of Christian Louboutin and Giuseppe Zanotti.
This Louis XIV-style couch sits in "The Box," a sun-drenched second-floor space that overlooks the garden.
The Office and Living Room
A chrome and rosewood desk and vintage Knoll dresser give Goreski’s office a streamlined appeal. The 1990 print by Roxanne Lowit is a playful touch.
Goreski (with his dog, Alice) stands by partner Gary Janetti’s baby grand piano in the formal living room of their L.A. home.