You may know Britney Spears as the Princess of Pop – and you are 100% correct! She first went into the music scene at the young age of 15, and her fame skyrocketed from then on. Her first two studio albums, certified diamond in the US. These were “Baby One More Time” in 1999 and “Oops!... I Did It Again” in 2000 were global successes and became two of the best-selling albums of all time, along with making her the best-selling teenage artist of all time. The former's title track was named the greatest debut single by Rolling Stone in 2020, and the latter held a 15-year record for a fastest-selling album by a female artist in the United States with first-week sales of over 1.3 million copies.
Britney Spears adopted a more mature and provocative theme and aesthetics for her next two studio albums, “Britney” in 2001 and “In the Zone” in 2003. She even made her feature film debut in a starring role in “Crossroads” in 2002! What is more, she became the executive producer of her fifth studio album “Blackout” in 2007, which is often critically referred to as her best work.
Due to a series of highly publicized personal struggles, promotion for the album was limited, and she was later involuntarily placed in a conservatorship. Since then, she released the chart-topping albums “Circus” in 2008 and “Femme Fatale” in 2011, and the latter became her most successful era of singles in the US charts. She embarked on a four-year concert residency, “Britney: Piece of Me,” at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas to promote her next two albums, “Britney Jean” in 2013 and “Glory” in 2016.
In 2019, Britney Spears' legal battle over her conservatorship came to light. You may have heard that in 2021, she accused her management team and family of abuse and expressed a desire to terminate the arrangement.
Regarded as a pop icon, Britney Spears has sold over 100 million records worldwide, including over 70 million solely in the United States, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists. Billboard ranked her as the eighth-biggest artist of the 2000s decade. In the United States, she is the fourth best-selling female album artist and the best-selling female album artist of the 2000s. In 2004, Britney Spears launched a perfume brand with Elizabeth Arden, Inc., where sales exceeded $1.5 billion as of 2012. Forbes also has reported Britney Spears as the highest-paid female musician of 2002 and 2012. She has also topped the list of most searched celebrities seven times in 12 years, a record since the inception of the internet.
Being the Queen of Pop, Britney Spears should be able to live like a queen. And live she does in her whopping $7.4 million Thousand Oaks mansion! With the battle of Britney Spears conservator at large, let us look at what riches they are exactly fighting for when it comes to Britney’s finances and wealth. One way to determine that is through Britney Spears’ Thousand Oaks luxury home!
If you are curious about how the Pop Princess lives her life, you are in luck because this article tells you exactly that and more. You can also gain practical tips on how you can transform your space to mimic the living environment of the Princess of Pop so you can belt out “Baby One More Time” hits to your heart’s content.
All about Britney Spears Thousand Oaks Luxury Home
Britney Spears lives in a beautiful Italian villa surrounded by 21 sprawling acres of private land. Her Thousand Oaks mansion includes manicured parks, an orchard, and a three-green golf course. But it is the home’s interiors that will take your breath away.
Britney Spears bought her latest home, a Neoclassical Italianate Style mansion, in 2015. She paid a whopping $7.4 million for the home, which proudly sits in Thousand Oaks. Her luxury home is located in between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in Ventura County. Her Thousand Oaks estate is nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains and is recognized as one of the most desirable places in all of California to live, work, recreate, and raise a family.
Reminiscent of a beautiful Italian villa, the 13,264 square feet home sits on 21 sprawling acres of private land and is hidden away by two private gates. The pop star takes her privacy and security very seriously. But the lucky few who walk through the gates will feel like they have been transported to beautiful Italy.
The estate has beautiful, manicured lawns, a rear motor court with access to a six-car garage, flowering gardens, an infinity pool, a stand-alone spa, and an orchard. There is also a lighted tennis court and a three-hole golf course on the estate’s grounds, giving the pop star tons of options for spending quality time outside.
The interiors are just as stunning as the exterior of Britney Spears Thousand Oaks mansion. The entrance has a marbled floor, massive pillars, and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow plenty of natural light. Talking about ceilings, this home features 35-feet high ceilings that give the whole place a palatial feel. There is also a large black marble fireplace where the star can cozy up with boyfriend Sam Asghari.
A grand staircase leads to the second floor, where there are five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The master bedroom has an enviable closet perfect for a world-famous pop star. What is more, the views of the LA skyline and Santa Monica mountains from Britney Spears’ home are spectacular. Even the wood-paneled library overlooks the mountains making it the perfect reading nook.
Italian-Inspired Interior Home Design
A resonating theme you can notice in Britney Spears’ home because her interior design aesthetic is Italian-inspired. If you want to have the same design aesthetic for your home, here are the elements of an Italian-inspired interior home design.
Mix Modern and Rustic
Preserving history is an important part of Italian culture, especially when it comes to architecture. Many Italians like to preserve the character of older buildings but keep their modern furniture, creating a mix of contemporary and rustic styles.
While you might not live in an older building, you can still recreate this style in your own home. Look around antique markets and secondhand furniture shops for older furniture, adding a rustic touch to a modern home. You can invest in this Benzara Small Rustic Wall Shelf for a rustic touch to your Italian-inspired home.
Go for Open Spaces
To get the Italian feel in your home, an open space is a must. Italian homes are often on the smaller side, so having an open plan kitchen/dining room can make space look bigger. Whether the look you are going for is a Tuscan villa or a Milan loft apartment, light, airy spaces are key.
Following on from having open spaces, less is often more in Italian interior design. Untidiness is a big no, so concealed storage areas play a big part in hiding clutter. Go for sofas with concealed storage space to give your home a minimalistic feel. Take inspiration with this Acme Furniture Qiana Ottoman (Storage).
Focus on the Kitchen
The kitchen has developed over the years in Italian culture to become somewhere to relax and socialize, not just somewhere to work and make food. The kitchen is such a big part of Italian culture that there have even been songs and films about them!
Take advantage of this in your own home by placing a table or small sofa in your kitchen so that you can socialize with the whole family. This Artistica Home Signature Designs Estes Small Spot Table will look great in any Italian-inspired kitchen. You could even try and cook some traditional Italian dishes to get the feel of Italy!
Use Stone as a Design Aesthetic
One of the most famous Italian interior designs is intricate stonework, from the warm terracotta tile floor to the luxurious marble countertop. While you might not be able to afford to re tile your floor, you could find a few intricately decorated tiles to adorn your walls, to add a dash of Italian design to your kitchen or living room. A great addition to your Italian-inspired home is this Chelsea House Antique Stone Bowl.
Elements of Renaissance Interior Design
Another striking design aesthetic you will notice in Britney Spears’ Thousand Oaks home is its unique Renaissance interior design. If you want to incorporate this design aesthetic in your home, here are ways to do it!
Have High Ceilings
The town palazzos of Renaissance Italy were typically three or more stories, with the ground floor devoted to the entrance, services, stables, and storage. The main public rooms and bedrooms are all endowed with high ceilings. The trend for high ceilings has continued for centuries. Today high ceilings still give the impression of stature and grandeur.
Pay Attention to Ceiling Details
Renaissance ceilings were often beamed or coffered and painted in rich colors. While the ancient Greeks and Romans used stone, wood coffers seen in the grand Renaissance palazzos are still used in design today. They add impact but are best installed on high ceilings and rooms with a grander scale.
Go for Ornate Floors
Renaissance floors were brick, tile, or marble and were patterned in checkerboard or more complex geometric designs, predominantly in earthy tones. With the introduction of underfloor heating, tiled floors have become an alternative even in colder climates. Durable, easy to keep clean, and now available in various shades and designs, tile floors are enjoying a renaissance.
Have Patterned Walls
The walls were generally smooth and neutral in color. However, they were often painted with patterns, which would now be translated to wallpaper. But these paint techniques have also been used over the ages, influencing the introduction of stenciling.
Mural Fresco Painting
Mural fresco painting adorned the walls of the more palatial Renaissance homes. Again, this highly decorative painting has influenced many elaborate wallpapers, while hand painting is reserved for the experts.
Invest in a Four-Poster Bed
The Renaissance saw the invention of the ornate bed as we know it. Hand-carved four-posters on raised platforms had a canopy for rich-colored drapes to keep out the cold. While bed designs have evolved, many people cannot resist a four-poster, so the basic design has been adapted for modern lifestyles and changing tastes. Take inspiration with this Lexington Florentino Vittorio Poster Bed to add a Renaissance style to your bedroom.
Silk was the favorite textile of the Renaissance, used in bright colors for drapes and loose cushions for benches and chair seats. Furnishings were quite minimal at this time, but chairs began to increase in variety as an alternative to stools and benches. Thank goodness the early designs have evolved in favor of comfort! A great example of silk in the bedroom is this Madison Park Silk Casual 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase in White.
How to Create a Breakfast Nook
You will notice that Britney Spears’ home has a cozy breakfast nook where she and her boyfriend and kids sometimes have breakfast based on her super-cool Instagram posts. Having a breakfast nook is a great idea if you have space in your home. Here are ways you can create a breakfast nook in your home.
Get Creative with Seating
Seating is the key feature of a breakfast nook. However, in this case, you should think beyond the standard table and chairs. Get a little creative with your seating. Breakfast nooks are supposed to be relaxed spaces, and some shapely or otherwise out-of-the-box seating can go a long way toward driving home that feeling.
With that said, you have a few different options to consider. You could build your breakfast nook into a corner and offer rounded seating, as shown in the picture above. Alternatively, you could create a full booth for a restaurant-style look or install bench seating underneath a kitchen window. This Steve Silver Startford Bench already incorporates a bench that is perfect for your cozy breakfast nook.
Include a Statement Light!
Whenever you create a new functional area in your home, it is important to include some visual clues to help denote it as separate from the rest of the space. Your breakfast nook is no exception. You will want to include a few design elements to help ground the nook as a space unto itself. The best way to do that is by hanging a statement lighting fixture over the table. Take inspiration with this Elk Lighting Filigree Island Light in Tiffany Bronze Without LED statement light for your breakfast nook. A good rule of thumb is that, typically, your light fixture should run about 3/4 the width of your table.
Keep it Cozy
Your breakfast nook should be as cozy as possible. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you might as well relax while you are at it. Create a space where people want to sit and lounge for a good, long while.
In terms of how to go about creating a cozy feeling in your space, it is all about incorporating the right textiles. Here, you will want to go for upholstered furniture over non upholstered seating, which tends to feel colder and less inviting. Then, pile on the accessories. A few well-placed throw pillows will go a long way here. If you live in a cooler climate, there is no shame in including a throw blanket, as well. You can use this Safavieh Tater Trot Throw Blanket for a pop of color in your breakfast nook.
Stay Casual and Fun
take the time to consider what aesthetic you are going after in this space. Typically, breakfast nooks are more casual than formal. They are spaces meant for a quick breakfast before work or school, an afternoon snack, or an evening study session. Ideally, they should feel more fun than stuffy in order to encourage everyday use. The two best ways to achieve this feel are through color and pattern, so choose carefully.
If you are not convinced, here are the benefits of having a breakfast nook that will make you want to have one in your home as soon as possible!
More surface space for seating and for doing other family activities.
You can use the space for more than just eating.
You can convert this space to other functions if you want to have more space!
A breakfast nook is a relaxing and comfortable space that is perfect for bonding time.
Britney Spears, whom many may know as the Queen of Pop, has been an icon since she started her music career when she was just 17 years old! She has proved herself in the music industry with comforting pop hits like “Gimme More” and “Circus.” Her timeless music is a testament to her passion for her career. The fruits of her labor include her Thousand Oaks Italian and Renaissance-inspired mansion that you can recreate for your space!