In the issue, Ellen and her longtime friend and interior designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, are showing everyone how to throw a Moroccan style dinner party in her 1930s Hollywood home.
Here’s what she had to share with the mag…
On why she sets a table with black and white colors: “I love black and white. It’s like a metaphor for life – you get darkness but you get so much light.”
On dinner party guests: “…that’s really what I’m after when I entertain. I love original spirits, people who bring life to the table.”
On why she favors Moroccan style to entertain: “I’ve always gravitated to Moroccan style. It’s cozy, and exotic and sexy. The pierced lights, the intricate tilework and patterns that each tell a story. I love how it instantly sets a mood.”
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