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"It makes me really comfortable to be a caretaker," says this celebrity about her hosting duties, "When I'm domestic, I feel empowered." This actress' 5,500 square foot Spanish-style home is put to good use as a place for friends to relax and hang out; and the property is big enough for weekend camp-outs around her makeshift fire pit. Care to make a guess who calls this place home?

Some info about this home: The interiors of the home were updated thanks to interior designer Stacey Vuduris. In fact, the entire remodel took six months: redoing the kitchen, decorating the space, and gutting out the master bedroom and bathroom. We particularly liked this celebrity home because it did a good job of mixing mainstream pieces from more mass-market shops like CB2 with unique, designer pieces. But we won't draw this guessing game for too long. So who owns this glorious hosting heaven?

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Kristen Bell

Using an ottoman as a coffee table certainly isn't a new idea, but we love the idea of making it the centerpiece of a room. By keeping the rest of the furniture neutral and using a bright, colorful textile to cover the ottoman, it creates an easy focal point--not to mention something that can be used in other rooms as well...

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...like in the kitchen. Bell's kitchen barstools are covered with the same pattern as the ottoman. This kitchen used to have dark cherry-finish wood cabinets and yellow tiles; thanks to Bell and Vuduris, the kitchen has a much brighter and energetic look with new stone counters and a few coats of white paints in two different tones.
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Perhaps our favorite room in the house is the dining room: Bell's dining table is made of teak wood and echoes the home's original Spanish architecture with its Mission-style base. The dining room chairs are faux suede hailing from CB2 and mixed with two studded armchairs that look like they were nicked from a library. Also love the open shelving--something we rarely see in a formal dining room, but it gives the room a more casual feel than a traditional sideboard.
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Bell's bedroom reminds us a bit of the interiors we featured on our On the Set tour of Pride and Prejudice, but much more up-to-date and modern. It's a great mix of romantic with modern: Strong angles and lines from the X-benches, but covered in soft blue velvet...the curving lines of the headboard flow with the feminine floral wallpaper, but the studding gives the bed a tough edge.
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No hosting paradise this grand is without its outside amenities, including this awesome lounge area and...
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...an even more incredible pool. Who knew Veronica Mars had a pad like this?

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