Emmy award winner Sharon Case is best known for her role as Sharon Collins Newman on CBS’ daytime drama The Young and the Restless, but you may be surprised by her impressive design résumé: A few years ago, she created a living room line for Sears based on her Y&R character’s living room, and this fall she debuted a jewelry line, Pomp, co-designed with stylist and friend Elif Inanc for QVC.
Here’s a look at this daytime star’s glamorous home, plus easy design tips for year-round and at home for the holidays.
When she found her 1931 Mediterranean-style home nine years ago in Beverly Hills, Case felt an immediate connection with the space. “It had this 1930s swanky, glamorous, Old Hollywood appeal to it, which was so beautiful,” she says. Case cultivates that look by artfully combining eclectic antique furniture and accessories with more modern elements-some specially designed for her by celebrity designer Nancy Corzine.
Her favorite room (or rooms, rather) in the house is the neutral-toned living room, which opens up through French doors onto a tree-canopied courtyard sporting a Moroccan tile floor and an outdoor brick wall and fireplace, both original to the home. She sees the pair of spaces as natural extensions of one another-her “indoor and outdoor living rooms.” Here, she frequently entertains and also finds her daily sanctuary. “I like to get up in the morning and have quiet time to myself while I have my coffee. I’ve always done it, and I will always sit outside.”
The living room is the annual setting for her 5-foot-tall white Christmas tree, decorated in white lights with minimal ornaments. “It goes with the room’s neutral tones, and ties in the Hollywood charm.” The living room also boasts part of her prized collection of signed black-and-white works by famous photographers, many by Scottish celebrity photographer Harry Benson. “I think putting art in your home is as important as what furniture’s in there.” Occasionally, she will also add simple vases of orchids, her favorite flower, for a simple punch of fresh color inside
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