Cara Delevingne Has a Ball Pit In Her House, Because You Should “Never Grow Up”

published Jun 24, 2021
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Model and actress Cara Delevingne let Architectural Digest pay a visit to her whimsical Los Angeles home, which AD described as a cross between “Saint-Tropez meets Coney Island meets Cotswolds cottage meets Monte Carlo meets butch leather bar.” And though there’s a lot — a lot — to look at inside Delevingne’s colorful, gaudy house, one simply must spotlight the carnival-themed ball pit Delevingne installed off her poker room.

“I did not know this, but I feel like, if you can, everyone needs to have a ball pit in a near vicinity. It doesn’t matter what age you are,” Delevingne said during the tour. She said the theme of her house is “never grow up,” she says, adding “always kind of maintain some sort of childlike innocence or joy or just the need for fun.” So a ball pit just seemed like a necessary installation. 

“[Ball pits] are really great for stress,” she told AD. “You can’t cry in a ball pit. I’ve tried. If you cry, jump in a ball pit.”

Delevingne then demonstrated just how stress relieving the ball pit, which appears on the cover of the July/August issue of Architectural Digest Magazine, really is. “Every stress I’ve ever had is just gone into the balls,” she said from the far end of the pit, wearing her Mad Hatter’s feather cap. “The balls hold the stress now.”

The ball pit sits just off of the red velvet-clad poker room that looks like something out of “Twin Peaks”. The pit looks to be a converted dormer of an upstairs bedroom, judging by the window at the far end of the red-and-white pool of plastic balls. 

So honestly, installing a ball pit in your own home doesn’t actually seem that far out of reach. If you have a wonky little area, simply close it off with a half wall and invest in a billion balls.

As Delevingne’s mother told her, “If you’re bored, you’re boring.” And obviously, that life lesson has paid off.