Every week, we watch in amazement as Joanna Gaines and the hosts on HGTV renovate other people’s homes. They take ugly ducklings and transform them into lavish real estate worthy of a million dollar listing. But where do these stars lay their own heads at night? Are their homes as luxurious as the finished products of those people they help on national television? We have done some digging and found out just how your favorite HGTV stars are living. Are you ready to see the home of Drew and Jonathan Scott?
Nicole Curtis Loves Monograms
The star of Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis is a fairly private person off camera. The most we know about her home is the pictures she has shared on her social media pages which make one thing clear: she loves monograms.
In just about every room, there is something adorned with a monogram. From the towels in the bathroom to the pillows on her bed, it’s impossible to visit the mom of two without seeing her family crest.
Curtis Style Is “Shabby-Chic”
Unsurprisingly, Nicole Curtis decorates the homes she designs on HGTV to be similar to her own home. She has a style she knows and trusts; a style the Detroit Metro Times described as “thrift store shabby-chic.”
Curtis maintains a belief that “original is best,” which shows beautifully with her simple wood floors and antique furniture. Preferring to live a private life, Curtis was thrust under the microscope when the custody battle for her son became tabloid news.
Jonathan And Drew Scott Prioritized Their Game Room
When brother Jonathan and Drew Scott bought their 4,000-square-foot home in Las Vegas, they prioritized one thing above all else: their game room. In the room, they included a billiards table and a wet bar. And of course, the room wouldn’t be complete without a swimming pool.
The “resort-style” pool is best described as a mini water park. It includes a hot tub, waterslide, and swim-up bar. All it needs is a few slot machines and the Scott brothers would never have to go to a casino again!
The Scott Brothers Also Built A Home For Their Parents
Family is important to the Scott brothers, so while they took the time to create their perfect “bro-home,” they also did something nice for their parents. Attached to their Las Vegas abode is a Southwestern-style guest house.
The house is almost exclusively reserved for their parents, who enjoy all the amenities they could ask for. There is a spacious living room, bedroom, and a full kitchen. With guest services like that, their parents should probably just move in!
Yip Vern Has A Special Home For His Pets
You can call Yip Vern many things, but simple is not one of them. The star of HGTV’s Star, Yip took his love of lavish to the extreme by creating a special home just for his pets.
The incredibly over-the-top doghouse includes never-ending dog treats, a personal den with framed photos, and several cozy dog beds. You may say he’s taken his love for his pets too far, but we’re not sure he’s taken it far enough!
Vern’s Actual Home Is Surprisingly Simple
Vern’s dogs might live in the lap of luxury, but he toned down the over-extravagance for his human family. He still lives in a house built for anyone who loves the elevated style, but he designed everything to be surprisingly simple and practical.
His kids’ rooms, for example, were designed to age with the youngsters. Instead of opting for a more childish color scheme, the renovator chose colors and furniture that will age appropriately with his kids.
David Bromstad’s Home Was Too Colorful
Living in Miami, it’s no surprise that David Bromstad is in love with color. Heck, his show is even called Color Splash! When it came to his own home, however, Bromstad learned there is a limit to how far someone’s love of hues can go.
Today, his house is still full of vibrant color, but not like it used to be, “When I first moved in, I tried to create a whole ‘Mr. Color Splash’ look. I painted the living room walls turquoise and put an orange cover on the couch with red pillows… It was the ugliest thing I’d ever done.”
Genevieve Gorder Lightened Up Her Apartment With Black Paint
Any experienced interior decorator would question Genevieve Gorder’s decision to cover her Manhattan apartment in black paint. If you ask her, however, she’d tell you it really brightens the place up, “Place anything in front of black and it becomes more beautiful, more dramatic, and more noticeable.”
Another theme running through the house is Moroccan print. Her bathroom was made with tiny Moroccan tiles. Gorder didn’t overspend importing tiles from Morocco, though. She bought them in Arizona and had them shipped to her space in New York.
Scott McGillivray Moved Into A Canadian Mansion
The host of Income Property took his living situation to new heights when he moved his family to a mansion in Toronto. Once there, he made plenty of renovations, including fixing up the massive kitchen, creating a “femme-den” for his wife with a “dream closet” and a playroom for his kids.
McGillivray didn’t ignore his own needs, building a workshop just for him. The entire house was repainted in a neutral palette, ensuring it won’t go out of style anytime soon.
Chip And Joanna Gaines Bought A Castle
In 2019, Chip and Joanna Gaines proved they deserved to live like royalty when they bought Cottonland Castle in Texas. The property is over 100 years old and was sold to the former Fixer Upper stars for an undisclosed price.
Cottonland was listed at $425,000, a price point the renovators surely eclipsed. Part of the draw of the Waco, Texas property was that it needed heavy renovations, “specific plans have not yet been determined, one thing is for certain: their efforts will focus on fully completing the home’s long overdue and well-deserved restoration.”
A Divorce Changed Christina El Moussa Entirely
Christina El Moussa took the saying, “out with the old, in with the new” to new heights when she divorced Tarek. Without him, she decided she needed a change, and targeted her Orange County house for the makeover.
El Moussa told Elle Decor she, “wanted to change everything.” While some elements remained the same, like the wrought iron details, “I designed everything around this silvery, shimmery look.” One look at the house now and you’d never know El Moussa was married before!
Meet The New Christina El Moussa… Anstead
Making the decision to change isn’t easy, but Christina Anstead (formerly El Moussa) jumped at the challenge like a pro. Her new house is best described as being “rustic glam.” She changed everything about the house, updating it was a gray, white, and black palette.
Fans of Flip or Flop have nothing to fear though. The personal style she displayed on the show is still visible. From the reclaimed wood to the lavish chandelier, the house might look different, but it’s still unmistakably Christina Anstead.
Tarek El Moussa Bought A Random House
With his divorce from Christina finalized in January 2018, Tarek El Moussa had one goal: find a new house. He was driving through Costa Mesa, California one day when he spotted the perfect project.
Without a second thought, El Moussa dropped $2.28 million on his new home. He explained to fans on his Instagram account, “I knew it was the one! Within hours I was writing an offer and negotiating the deal.” So what did he do to turn his purchase into the start of his new life?
Tarek’s House Is Epic
With the contract for his new dream home signed, there was only one thing left for Tarek El Moussa to do: renovate. He went to work right away, updating the master suite, four bedrooms, swimming pool, and deck area.
No expense was spared as El Moussa turned his home into the ultimate bachelor-pad-meets-dad space. He added electric chargers in the garage for his car and broke into the center of his courtyard to add a BBQ and firepit.
Tanika Ray Has A Color Obsession
Tanika Ray is the host of HGTV’d and isn’t afraid to be bold. Fans of the show know she has an affinity for splashy colors, but they might not know she takes that love home with her after work.
In her own home, Ray has wonderful splashes of color everywhere. He living room is filled with a mix of saturated hued and pretty patterns. Some people might get stressed with the stimulation overload, but nothing could be more relaxing for this hostess.
Emily Henderson Is A Flea Market Master
Emily Henderson is anything except fancy. The Secrets From a Stylist star chose the frugal life when it came to decorating her home. The unique look was cobbled together through various flea markets and vintage stores.
Henderson admits to using online retailers as well, but don’t tell anyone. The bottom line is, this HGTV star would rather use her well-earned cash on vacations instead of $10,000 couches. In all honesty, we can’t blame her, we’d rather go travel the world too!
Another House For The Gaines
In 2012, Chip and Joanna Gaines purchased a farmouse in Texas. The home was originally built in 1895, and if you haven’t guessed by now, needed a lot of renovation. They wanted to turn the 40-acre plot of land into the perfect family home.
The finished two bedroom home featured an open floor plan on the main level. They also updated the kitchen with a vintage-inspired design, including open shelving and an island. Now that they live in a castle, this house is available to own if you have a few million dollars to drop.
Everything Is Practical For Joanna Gaines
When designing her two houses, one thing was undeniably important for Joanna Gaines; everything needed to serve a practical purpose. Joanna has made it clear to her fans that she doesn’t believe in decorating for the sake of decorating.
That means that every design must have a purpose. If there is going to be an island in their kitchen and open shelving, there is a use behind it. The Gaines’ farmhouse, especially, is proof that practicality can be chic and mind-blowing.
Sarah Henderson Believes In Pattern Matching
As the hostess of Sarah 101, Sarah Henderson is another HGTV renovation master with a unique taste. Not only is she a big fan of bold colors, but she is also a strong proponent of matching patterns.
Henderson’s dream home, located in Creemore, Ontario, was designed to be the perfect weekend getaway for the always-on-the-go television star. You won’t find a pattern out of place in this magical abode. You will find peace and happiness. At least that’s what we’ve been told.
Sabrina Sota Enjoys Neatness
If you watch The High Low Project, then you know that Sabrina Soto likes everything to be neat. The self-described “neatnik” used this mentality when designing her New York City home.
The centerpiece of her bold living space is an orange and white striped rug. The rug isn’t made out of wool though. A close look at it reveals that it’s made out of practical carpet tiles. This material is much easier to clean and keep neat than ordinary carpets.