The Real Housewives are known for making a statement, and let’s face it, that’s why we love ’em!
Some make a statement simply by walking into a room — need we remind you of the infamous latex shirt Erika Girardi donned in Berlin? Others have figured out how to monetize the practice: The Real Housewives of New York City's Luann de Lesseps has an entire line of statement necklaces dubbed The Countess Collection. And let’s not forget the countless statement-making hairstyles and wigs from The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
How else can a 'Wife make a statement? Via her interior design choices, of course! These women and their luxurious abodes bring style and decor to a whole new level. They often spend years building and designing every room down to the most minute detail — just ask Shereé Whitfield about Chateau Shereé. (Looking for more Real Housewife-level luxury, but on a regular-person budget? Tune in to Best Room Wins on Wednesdays at 10/9c!)
We’re taking a look inside some of the Housewives’ glamorous homes to ogle their most over-the-top home statement items:
Yolanda Hadid’s Malibu Fridge
Although RHOBH alum Yolanda Hadid no longer lives in the Malibu mansion she shared with ex-husband David Foster, it's impossible to forget her famous glass refrigerator. Yolanda designed the fridge herself, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and shelving. She arranged the fridge with wicker baskets filled with produce fitting for a royal banquet and beverages laid out in perfect rows. The appliance even spawned its own Instagram account, @YolandasFridge.
Kelly Killoren Bensimon’s Horse
Eclectic is the best way to describe RHONY alum Kelly Killoren Bensimon’s Soho duplex apartment. Outfitted with pink couches and throw pillows made from Hermes scarves, Kelly is never afraid of a little color or a little fun. Case in point: The avid equestrian placed a life-sized horse sculpture in the middle of her living room. The artwork was her “favorite, favorite, favorite piece” in the entire place.
Erika Girardi’s Chapel
We all know it’s XXPEN$IVE to be Erika Girardi. And what is her massive Pasadena estate most famous for? Her chapel, which has actually been home to an on-air confession! It was in Erika’s chapel that Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave opened up to the songstress about her part in the “Puppy-gate” scandal plaguing this season of RHOBH. A space for “crying your eyes out” or going to “feel peaceful,” Erika decided to create the spiritual room to display her large collection of religious art.
Heather Dubrow’s Champagne Room
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Heather Dubrow loves her champs, so the Champagne Room makes total sense. I mean, is there footage of her drinking anything else during her time on RHOC?
Not surprisingly, her new 22,0000-square-foot-mansion is designed for champagne at a moment’s notice. Outfitted with a champagne doorbell, Heather has also built an entire glass-in refrigerated room to house her bubbly. We’ll cheers to that!
Lisa Vanderpump’s Swan-Filled Moat
Most people enter someone else’s home via a pathway, or maybe they amble up a set of stairs. Not at Lisa Vanderpump’s house. Dubbed “Villa Rosa,” Lisa’s mansion has stunning views, an infinity-edge pool, a mini house for her mini horses, and lots of other over-the-top details.... but the most statement-making detail is right smack in front of the home.
To gain entrance to Villa Rosa, you must first cross a moat via a glass-paneled bridge. I repeat: A MOAT. And of course Lisa’s moat has swans swimming it, included her beloved Hanky, who also has his own Instagram account.
Well there you have it, folks, you simply can’t make this kind of opulence up!
Looking for more Real Housewife-level luxury, but on a regular person budget? Tune in to Best Room Wins on Wednesdays at 10/9c!
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