Each awards season, all eyes turn toward Hollywood to see what earns praise at the podium. There are, of course, honors for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Production Design—the film industry’s equivalent of design excellence. But what about the wonderfully inspired celebrity homes in Los Angeles that end up housing all of that glittering gold?


If designer Cliff Fong has anything to say about it, the statuettes would mix seamlessly with rare flea market finds, historically accurate furniture, contemporary art, photography and film-set-worthy objects. He should know; the former fashion buyer and stylist has worked for a fair share of award-winners—including “Glee” and “American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy, as well as Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. Fong’s specialty—juxtaposing 20th-century design elements with antiques—results in the creation of highly personal spaces, with ego and pretension gracefully checked at the door.

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