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Written by Lea Dolan, CNN

Cara Delevingne’s house floor plan probably looks more like a board game than a structurally sound plan. From a fiery red poker room to a therapeutic ball pool and dressing room for costumed party emergencies, every inch of Delevingne’s home seems to have been designed with one thing in mind: fun.

“It’s the design equivalent of a jaw drop,” the British model-turned-actress said in the upcoming issue of Architectural Digest. “There is no doubt about the house you are in.”

The poker room has a vintage game table. Credit: Laure Joliet / AD

Opening the doors of his Los Angeles mansion for the magazine’s latest cover, the creative chameleon – who seamlessly goes from high-fashion shoots for Burberry and British Vogue to big-budget movie roles in the DC Universe – said that she wanted a home that felt like a continuation of her hectic day job, rather than a respite.

“My job requires me to put on a lot of different hats and costumes,” the 28-year-old told Architectural Digest. “I love to slip into these different characters, so I wanted my house to reflect a lot of different themes and moods.”

The mirrored bed frame is a custom piece by Nicolò Bini.

The mirrored bed frame is a custom piece by Nicolò Bini. Credit: Laure Joliet / AD

Yet these themes are all imbued with a sense of fun, like carnival and nature-inspired interiors. battle for attention amid an array of diverse settings: a David Bowie commemorative bathroom, a Chanel monogrammed surfboard, and a Playboy pinball machine, to name a few.

But the model’s maximalist approach to design came in handy: the house was partially furnished with an assemblage of dark, ‘goth-glam’ accessories – and Delevingne decided to stick with many of the selections. from the previous owner. “It was a waste to throw everything away,” she reportedly said. “Sometimes sustainability just means working with what you have.”

A fresh coat of paint, re-coating and a creative perspective helped the legacy furniture fit into the Delevingne aesthetic. “The big crystal chandelier in the living room wasn’t exactly my thing, so we put a disco ball in the middle and added some colored lights,” she said. “All of a sudden, it looks like me.”

The game, in every sense of the word, dominates the interiors of the model’s mansion. Sensual flourishes run through the house, from a ceramic breast-inspired sculpture by designer Jonathan Adler, to a secret passage that can only be accessed by crawling through a soft yonic sculpture.
Cara Delevingne, Architectural Digest cover star in July / August.

Cara Delevingne, Architectural Digest cover star in July / August. Credit: Laure Joliet / AD

Architect Nicolò Bini, founder of Line Architecture, helped transform the unassuming 1940s residence into Delevingne’s personal pleasure palace. A property that would have hosted Pope John Paul II when he visited Los Angeles in 1987, according to Architectural Digest, now houses a mirrored ceiling, a gold stripping pole, a tassel swing, and ankle and wrist ties , all of which are in the model’s blush-toned basement.

The titillating details don’t have to completely overshadow the day-to-day function of the house, however, Delevingne said. “It’s still like a house,” she insisted. “There is a decent living and dining room and a large kitchen.”

“But it’s also a kind of journey. The deeper you go, the more treasures you discover.”



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