Actress Melanie Griffith has given her New York apartment a design overhaul as she adjusts to single life again following her split from Antonio Banderas. The Working Girl star, 56, filed for divorce to end the couple's 18-year marriage last month (Jun14) and she has been focusing her attentions on revamping the luxury Big Apple pad the former couple bought in 2004.
Griffith, who also shares homes in Los Angeles and Aspen, Colorado with her estranged husband, admits she loves to spend time in New York City when she can and she has been finding solace following their break-up in redecorating.
She has opened up her home, which boasts views of Central Park, for People magazine and reveals she got rid of the previous 1940s feel in favour of an Old Hollywood glamour vibe.
Her longtime friend and interior designer, Kari Whitman, says, "She loves red, so everything has a splash of red."
Griffith continues, "It's elegant and wild at the same time. It's got more pizzazz... I never thought I would be excited about decorating."
Discussing her love for the home, she explains, "For a long time we used to do Thanksgiving here because we could watch the (holiday) parade and cook everything."
The actress also keeps two bedrooms strictly for her daughters Dakota Johnson, 24, and Stella Banderas, 17, for when they visit, adding, "There's lots of family, so it's nice to have everybody come and chill out."
However, Griffith insists the pad still needs a little work: "I don't think it's completely finished yet. But it's a happy place."
The home redecoration is not the only way the star has been trying to take her mind of her broken marriage - she is also undergoing laser removal procedures to erase Banderas' name from a large heart inking on her arm.
British rocker Sting has dismissed rumours suggesting he is set to leave the U.K. for good after putting his London mansion on the market. The Police star recently sold a house in the British capital, and now his nine-bedroom family home overlooking St James's Park is on the market for more than $36 million (£20 million).
The sale news prompted rumours that Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are planning to make America their permanent base, but the musician is adamant the couple is simply downsizing after the last of their children left home.
He tells Britain's Event magazine, "It's (the house) just too big. The kids have all gone and there are just so many empty bedrooms. We're just rattling around. But we are not leaving. I love England. I'm still English."
The mansion that fell apart around Tom Hanks and Shelley Long in 1986 comedy The Money Pit is up for sale. The Long Island, New York estate, which doubled as the movie couple's home, will be listed for $12.5 million (£7.8 million), according to The New York Times.
The three-storey house in Lattingtown features eight bedrooms, a six-car garage, a gym, a saltwater pool, a refrigerated wine wall and a pool house.
At the time of the film's production, the home was owned by publisher Eric Ridder. It has been restored by its current owners.
Rap mogul Dr. Dre has listed his massive Los Angeles mansion for $35 million (£20.9 million), just weeks after buying supermodel Gisele Bundchen's former home in Brentwood, California. The hip-hop heavyweight and his wife, Nicole Young, are leaving behind the estate in the Hollywood Hills as they prepare to move into the $40 million (£25 million) French-style property previously owned by the Brazilian beauty and her athlete husband Tom Brady.
Dr. Dre first purchased the Hollywood Hills house in 2011 for $15.4 million (£9.2 million), and the property boasts six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a view of the ocean and a large infinity pool.
The rapper bought Bundchen's former abode just days after Apple bosses announced they had acquired his Beats Electronics and Beats Music brand for $3 billion.
Rap mogul Dr. Dre has reportedly bought supermodel Gisele Bundchen's former home in Los Angeles. The hip-hop heavyweight and his wife, Nicole Young, have purchased the Brentwood estate that Bundchen and her husband, sportsman Tom Brady, previously called home.
And it appears the new owners landed the property at a discount - sources tell Access Hollywood that Dr. Dre bought it for $40 million (GBP25 million). That's $10 million (GBP6.25 million) less than Brady and Bundchen listed the home in March (14).
The pad, which featured in top property magazine Architectural Digest last year (13), comes with five bedrooms, a lagoon-shaped swimming pool, a gym, a wine cellar and a moat.
Taylor Swift has reportedly purchased duplex penthouses worth $20 million (£12 million) in New York City. The Love Story hitmaker is allegedly the mystery buyer of two luxury units in the Big Apple's TriBeCa district, properties that were previously owned by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.
He listed the adjacent duplex penthouses, which cover the top two floors of a boutique building, in November (13) for $19,950,000 (£12,007,226).
In January (14), rumours swirled that Swift was scoping out apartments in Manhattan, and last month (Feb14), the TriBeCa lofts were sold for an unspecified price to an unknown buyer.
When combined, the massive penthouses boast seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and wrap-around terraces.
Swift also has properties in Nashville, Tennessee, Beverly Hills and California, and a beachfront mansion in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
Rihanna has finally put her trouble-plagued Pacific Palisades, California mansion on the market five months after reportedly relocating to New York. The Diamonds hitmaker moved into what she thought was her dream home in December, 2012, but the place quickly became a living hell following a series of break-ins and burglaries.
Her former home is now on sale for a little under $15 million (GBP9.4 million), according to real estate site Trulia.com.
Rihanna has nothing but bad memories of her time at the estate - she was granted a permanent restraining order against a man accused of breaking into the pad in September (13).
Jonathan Whooper was charged with attempted burglary, vandalism and stalking after he was identified as the suspect who threw a chair through a glass door at the Pacific Palisades mansion to gain access.
Rihanna moved out of the home, which boasts seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, in October (13) and reportedly relocated to New York, where she now lives in a Soho penthouse in Manhattan.
One Direction star Harry Styles has bought a new $4 million (£2.4 million) bachelor pad in Beverly Hills, California. The Story of My Life singer has snapped up a sprawling estate in the heart of one of Los Angeles' most celebrity-rich neighbourhoods, where locals include Demi Moore and Jon Voight.
Styles reportedly purchased his new California home last month (Feb14), and the mansion boasts five bedrooms, a swimming pool and multiple canyon views.
His new gated home was built in 1967 and renovated by Columbian architect Alejandro Ortiz, according to RealEstalker.com.
A Justin Bieber fan has been arrested after she was caught sleeping in a bed at the singer's house in Atlanta, Georgia. Qianying Zhao was arrested for criminal trespass by police, who were told she had found an open door at the rented home and walked into the property.
Zhao was found asleep in one of the bedrooms of the mansion on Wednesday (05Mar14), according to TMZ.com.
It is believed Bieber - who celebrated his birthday in the Bahamas on Saturday (01Mar14) - was not home at the time as he posted pictures on his Instagram.com account of a fishing trip that same day.
Top songwriter/producer David Foster is selling off his Malibu, California mansion for nearly $28 million (£16.8 million). The 16-time Grammy winner and his wife, U.S. reality TV star/model Yolanda Foster are preparing to say goodbye to their ocean-view pad.
The sprawling custom-built home spans three levels and includes six bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
Foster's mansion, which is frequently featured on Yolanda's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills show, boasts a screening room, recording studio and exercise room, as well as an outdoor infinity pool and orchards blooming with citrus and avocado trees.