Do you know what Doja Cat’s real name is? No? Well, who would have thought that the super famous singer and songwriter goes by the name Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini. Even if her name sounds exotic, she was born and raised in Los Angeles. She began making and releasing music on SoundCloud as a teenager. Her song "So High" caught the attention of Kemosabe and RCA Records, with which she signed a joint record deal at the age of 17, subsequently releasing her debut EP Purrr! in 2014. After a hiatus from music, Doja Cat released her debut studio album, Amala, in 2018, and later earned viral success as an internet meme with the single "Mooo!", which appeared on the deluxe version of her debut album along with singles "Juicy" with Tyga and "Tia Tamera" featuring Rico Nasty in 2019.
Doja Cat's second studio album, Hot Pink in 2019, reached the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and spawned the single "Say So," which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart following the release of a remix featuring Nicki Minaj. In 2020, Doja Cat collaborated with Ariana Grande on their song "Motive" and later featured on Grande's "34+35" remix alongside Megan Thee Stallion, which became her second song to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. Her third song to reach this feat, "Kiss Me More," featuring SZA, served as the lead single from her third studio album, Planet Her, released on June 25, 2021.
Doja Cat is known for creating music videos and songs that achieve popularity on social media applications such as TikTok and YouTube. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards and six Billboard Music Awards and has won two American Music Awards in addition to the MTV Video Music Award for Push Best New Artist and its European counterpart. Forbes named Doja Cat "one of the top breakout stars of 2020" and listed her on their annual 30 under 30 lists.
With Doja Cat gaining momentum in her music career, every cat needs a cathouse to play in! It would appear that all of Doja Cat’s hard work paid off because she was able to buy a starter mansion right smack in the center of Beverly Hills. If you are a Doja Cat fan and want to live a day in the life of Doja Cat, here is an exclusive glimpse of Doja Cat’s Purrr-fect Mid Century Mansion (and Design Inspiration)!
All About Doja Cat's Purrr-fect Mid Century Mansion
Doja Cat recently invested in a new place of residence in Beverly Hills for a cool $2.2 million. The midcentury home is safely tucked away past patches of elm trees and a long driveway, giving the singer maximum privacy, while its location also puts her near several local hiking spots.
The house boasts three to four bedrooms and two bathrooms across over 2,400 total square feet. Since its construction in the 1960s, the home has undergone several renovations. Several aspects have been updated to give the home more modern energy, while others maintain the integrity of its original form.
When arriving, guests are greeted by a rock-lined flight of stairs leading to the main floor, past the balcony overlooking the driveway. Inside, the home’s public spaces are confined to one massive great room, which goes for a monolithic all-white look. The living room offers an open space for gathering and almost panoramic window views of both sides of the house. Into the kitchen, the home's white walls mix with grey slate and stainless-steel accents.
The listing notes Doja Cat describes the penthouse floor or the master bedroom as the epitome of bohemian-chic. The extra space includes natural wood paneling, a generous walk-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom with a grey slate bathtub and open-air shower. Outside, the property features a swimming pool and various seating areas.
Doja cat’s Beverly Hills Mid Century starter mansion is a dream come true for the hardworking singer and songwriter. If you want to transform your home a la Doja Cat’s Mid Century mansion, continue reading the tips below for design inspiration!
Mid Century Design Elements
The overall design aesthetic of Doja Cat’s Beverly Hills Mid Century starter mansion is a midcentury interior design style. But first, let us take a history lesson to understand what Midcentury Design all is about.
Mid-century interior design marks an architectural and artistic era that spanned from the 1930s to the 1960s. It also forms part of the ultimate aesthetic cleanse, modern design. Modernism took shape as a reaction to the overly ornate and formal trends of the 1800s. By the 1930s, there was a spike in modern design due to affordable practicality after World War I and newfound international influences, like Scandinavian design.
Mid-century modern interiors are visually light and stick to the form-follows-function principle. As a result, creations from this period tend to take up as little space as possible. There is nothing unnecessary in their design. In terms of materials, plastic and wood often feature furniture design, whereas architects relied on revolutionary, reinforced concrete and steel. Here are simple and practical design elements on how you can achieve a midcentury design home!
Bring Wood Back
Most of today’s furniture is made of engineered pressed wood. Let real wood take center stage via the high-quality furnishings of the fifties. These mid-century masterpieces have clean lines of teak, walnut, oak, and rosewood.
There are plenty of modern-made replicas to be found that mimic these elements. You can take inspiration with this Safavieh Isadora Midcentury Modern Desk in Black that will look stylish, elegant, and functional for your midcentury home office.
Consider a Home Renovation
Do you love where you live but want to add the marvels of mid-century character to your current home? Then consider hiring a design architect to help with some remodeling. Eliminating walls to achieve the open, airy floor plan that a mid-century home would boast is a great idea when done by a competent team of designers and builders.
You could also employ someone to design a huge floor-to-ceiling fireplace made of natural stone. In combination with this fireplace centered in the middle of the room, having an open floor plan shouts mid-century modern. You can also consider something simpler such as adding a mirror to your kitchen backsplash or on one wall in your living room. This simple yet elegant Howard Elliott Scalloped Frameless Mirror will add opulence to any Mid Century modern home!
Let in the Light!
Look at any mid-century modern home, and you will surely see dazzling modern marvels dangling from the ceilings or lighting up sleek side tables. Unique pendant lights and fixtures are not only functional; they are pieces of sculptural art. A great example is this Elk Lighting 1 Light Pendant in Chrome for your living room or dining area. Indeed, bold lighting is another must-have accessory to take your home back in time to this artistic era.
Invest in Unique Furnishings
Skipping past the mass-produced furniture store is the easiest step to add mid-century flair to your home. Your main shopping methods for home goods should be a combination of flea markets, vintage shops, and seeking out many of the unique modern furniture designers who mimic mid-century lines. Think of it as a treasure hunt back in time! Rummage around for old furniture with clean lines, mid-century legs, bold graphic fabrics, and most importantly, think outside of the box.
Have a Bar inside your Home!
Whether it is a built-in or a bar chart, a bar for mixing drinks is a nostalgic way to bring back the 50’s. Fill your bar with vintage glasses, expensive liquors, and of course, a cocktail shaker.
A bar cart can be wheeled from room to room for parties and entertaining and is the perfect accessory for every mid-century modern home. You will certainly feel like you stepped back in time as you sip your martini, which should be shaken, not stirred. Take inspiration with this Madison Park Signature Lauren Bar Cart that adds a touch of opulence to your Midcentury home.
Invest in Mirrors. Lots of Mirrors
No matter what style of décor you choose, mirrors are the perfect design accessory. They add a light, airy feeling to any room in your home. If placed properly, a mirror can make space look bigger by reflecting light into a room or highlight a beautiful backyard landscape by placing it opposite a garden door or window. A sunburst mirror, such as this Safavieh Audra Sunburst Mirror, is an icon of this era. It is simply a must-have accessory that shines mid-century into your home.
Go for a Modern Kitchen
The mid-century movement was propelled post-war by homeowners wanting to feel modern and futuristic. Everything in their kitchens was meant to be the wave of the future. In order to replicate this look, it is advised to have extremely clean lines in your kitchen. Replace curved, ornate kitchen cabinets with plain, flat wood ones. Add sleek stainless steel and marble to countertop surfaces and consider cork or laminate flooring. Overall, keep the lines in your kitchen clean, simple, and uncluttered.
White is Right
Most mid-century homes had walls covered in white paint. Why? Because it allowed for the high-quality furnishings to take center stage. Mid-century homeowners were proud of the craftsmanship of their home and furnishings, and white paint let the rest of the room show off its lines. What an easy mid-century design solution!
The Devil is in the Details
Sometimes it is the simple things added to your décor that make the biggest style statement. One or two artistic metal wall plaques or a large graphic oil on canvas can make a bold style statement. For a modern look, do not clutter your walls with tons of artwork. Please keep it simple and clean with a few bold, high-end pieces of art.
Bohemian Chic Master's Bedroom
Even though Doja Cat’s Beverly Hills luxury home design aesthetic is primarily the Midcentury design, her master’s bedroom stands out from the rest because it boasts of a bohemian-chic design aesthetic closer to Doja Cat’s heart, according to reports. This guide is for you if you want to transform your space with a Bohemian chic interior design!
The word ‘bohemian’ refers to someone who is socially unconventional and often involved in the arts, making it a great interior design option for a rich and heady space full of visual interest and a relaxed spirit. But what makes the bohemian style so distinctive and viable? Here are ways you can transform your home with the Bohemian Chic interior design.
To create a solid foundation, start with a simple base color for every bohemian-style room. Warm and earthy tones make the perfect canvas, and opting for a neutral base allows you to pile up expressive color and pattern for the perfect mix without being painfully overbearing and loud.
You can saturate neutral tones with color by keeping the base tone muted to create a harmonious, soothing oasis boasting modern bohemian décor. If you do go for a bright base tone, it may be too rich, and you are certain to find yourself bored quickly with a somewhat chaotic starting point. When it comes to longevity, a neutral color palette is always wise.
Invest in Botanicals
Botanicals fit perfectly with bohemian style as plants are an affordable and easy-to-source method in creating a relaxed vibe while adding dimension to a room. Plants also do double duty of purifying the air while adding a pop of color without interfering too much with the rest of your design and confusing the eye.
Hanging plants are also an excellent bohemian addition in any bohemian space and are a beautiful and fun way to add interest and depth. Get creative with planters and keep those featuring personality and great design in mind.
From a simple woven hanging basket to something more ornate and sculptural, these are effective in bringing your bohemian style home to life. You can take inspiration with this Zentique Woven Basket Zenws for a bohemian touch to your home.
Play with Pattern
Layering similar patterns has to be one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of mastering bohemian style while adding a decadent note to any area. From contrasting patterned rugs to colorful cushions and throws, injecting various patterns is key here.
Have fun mixing and contrasting different patterns, shapes, scales, and styles to create a lush bohemian vibe easily. That said, do keep a consistent color theme running throughout for consistency and to prevent a disjointed feel.
Choose a selection of hues you can keep coming back to and that you can keep present with all of your elements. You can invest in darker, more luxurious colors like burgundy, emerald green, or deep purple.
Go for Low-Lying Furniture
The closer to the floor you are, the closer you are to creating an authentic bohemian-style house. Think low-backed sofas, scattered with plenty of plush, comfortable throw cushions, with neighboring poufs for extra seating.
And if you are considering floor seating, get the look to be sure there is a comfortable rug as a starting point topped with cushions of different sizes and styles to ensure comfort. A great example is this Safavieh Bohemian BOH701 Rug.
Scour local antique stores and markets (which are great for eclectic decor ideas on a budget) for comfortable, time-worn, and well-loved furnishings to complete a smart bohemian style living room that is perfect for entertaining!
Look for Distressed Finds
Materials and furniture should look as if they have lived a life before coming into your home for added charm, as bohemian style is all about well-loved pieces that look as if they were sourced from a far-flung market in an exotic locale. You can take inspiration with this Zentique Distressed Metallic Vase as a home accent for your Bohemian space.
Choose pieces that appear to boast personal history to them. The more alluring bohemian design feels, the better, even if you put them in the smallest of eclectic spaces.
The Bolder, the Merrier
When you think about bohemian decor, bright colors and bold hues often come to mind. From pinks to purples to oranges and greens, the bolder, the better when it comes to luxurious bohemian interior design.
Jewel tones work particularly with bohemian decor, and the deep, deluxe tones instantly make a space feel comforting in a way that is exclusive to bohemian home decor. Consider sourcing a deep-hued Moroccan bedspread for bohemian style bedroom decor and contrast it with bright linens for bohemian style bedroom decor that sings.
There you have it! Doja Cat gives us a rare and exclusive glimpse of her $2.2 million Beverly Hills Midcentury and Bohemian-inspired starter mansion. While you might think, how can the clean lines of the Midcentury design aesthetic and the eclectic style of the Bohemian chic work together? Well, somehow, Doja Cat made it work.