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5 Cozy Spots in Celebrities’ Homes

Discover decorating ideas for your own relaxing nook, too!

Photography: Rene Mejia (Main Photo)

How do you keep your favorite spot at home comfy and relaxing? Aside from keeping your things organized, we’re guessing that you also invest in the right pieces and accessories. Since I love reading and I have tons of books to keep in place, I’ve acquired three shelves to hold my precious collection.

If you’re also in the process of improving your own personal space, we’ve gathered five celeb spots that will surely give you just the right dose of inspiration. We're guessing that these spaces mean a lot to the homeowners too as these are the areas where they get to unwind and spend quality time with friends and loved ones. Take note of the ideas below:

The den in Zsa Zsa Padilla and Conrad Onglao's modern Asian home is spacious and perfect for get-togethers with friends. Since this is rarely used, a Pilates instructor comes over three times a week and holds private classes for Zsa Zsa.

Do you also have a den at home? If you seldom use it, it might be the perfect time to rethink its purpose. Consider its size, location, and the pieces in the area. Some of the ideas that we have in mind include: turning it into a pantry (if it's near the kitchen) and transforming it into a home office (if you need one). However, if you use it from time to time to entertain guests, we suggest opting for pieces that you can easily move so that just like Zsa Zsa, you can use it as an exercise room when needed.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

The singer and architect's home also boasts of a charming roof deck with a view of the city skyline. It's perfect for parties and an intimate dinner for two.

An unused roof deck may result into a cluttered space with dry leaves (if you have plants) and broken furniture. If you have a balcony or lanai and you want to transform the space, you can consider having a vertical garden, an herb garden, or an extra entertaining space. Keep your space clean to avoid pests.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

There are so many things to love about Daniel Padilla's modern Mediterranean house but this entertainment area definitely stands out because of the bricks! Instead of having a walk-in closet, the actor opted to have a private space where he can hang out and enjoy video games with his brother and friends.

What makes up a perfect entertainment area? To make it ideal for movie marathons and game night, it should be well-ventilated and completed with comfy chairs, pillows, and the right appliances. You should also invest in storage options for gaming equipment and other accessories.

Photo by Mike Dee.

I personally like the warm and homey vibe of Nikki Gil's bedroom. One wouldn't miss the built-in work and study table and the wooden shelves that add to the tropical theme of the house.

If you're thinking of revamping your room, Nikki's personal space can be your peg. You don't need to recreate the entire look as you can choose only the things that apply to you and your space. I personally prefer the entertainment wall with a wall-mounted TV and her snug work desk that's open and spacious. Furnish the space with only the items that you can maximize.

Photo by Rene Mejia.

Team Kramer's home theater is like a mini cinema complete with comfortable seats and top-of-the-line audio-visual equipment.

For those planning to have a mini theater at home, start by investing in huge and sturdy sofas that will make movie marathons relaxing. Since we want to feel like we're in the movie house while watching our favorite movies, you also need to complete it with the right must-haves like a new TV and a set of speakers. You don't need to buy these upgrades in one go as you can save up for the items that you really want.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

To see more celebrity homes, check out YES! Celebrity Homes 2015—available at bookstores and newsstands nationwide. Click here to download a digital copy of YES! Celebrity Homes 2015.

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