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Gwyneth Paltrow Has a Bathtub in Her Bedroom (and Other Things I Can't Relate To)

Gwyneth Paltrow decor blog

Photo by ElleDecor.com / The Nest

I’ll say it right up front: I’ve always found Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle newsletter, GOOP, a bit pretentious. Okay, I’m being kind. It’s really kind of clueless in its pretension at times (and I’m not alone in that opinion).

The other day I spotted this story on Elle Decor about all the things Gwyneth can’t live without in her London townhouse (which is actually two London townhouses combined. I can’t imagine Gwynnie has to live without much).

I admit it’s fascinating to me to know exactly what her favorite accessories, art and furniture are. You know, the actual things that decorate her London townhouse-times-two, since odds are I’ll never get a house tour (especially now).

Among her must-haves: De Gournay hand-painted wallpaper (all posh -- it looks just like you’d expect Gwyneth Paltrow’s wallpaper to look…and dammit, I love it!) ...peonies (those are my favorite flowers too! Grrr…), and YUBZ retro handset (Alert! This is something chic that you can actually afford).

Gwyneth Paltrow decor blog

Photo by ElleDecor.com / The Nest

So anyway, I may not have a freestanding Italian bathtub installed in the middle of my bedroom that’s just “perfect for a relaxing wind-down or for bathing the kids” (really?!), but maybe I’m a little intrigued by this Gwyneth Paltrow character. I like knowing that she actually puts thought into making her nest a personal space, instead of just hiring someone to do all the thinking for her. And hey, she’s got good taste.


Gwyneth Paltrow decor blog

Photo by ElleDecor.com / The Nest


For the gallery of must-have items from Gwyneth Paltrow’s home, click over to Elle Decor.

And let us know what you think of Gwyneth's style in the comments!

-- Kristine Solomon