Teresa Giudice is creating a whole new life for herself, inside and out.
Since her split from her estranged husband of 20 years, Joe Giudice, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is going out with the old and in with the new. Part of that plan involves a refreshed and lightened up interior of her New Jersey mansion, which included a new marital bed, courtesy of designer Jimmy DeLaurentis.
“She was like my house needs a lot of work, it’s dark, it’s filled with old Italian stuff, Joe is gone,” Jimmy told E! on July 5. “She was just like, I need to feel lighter in this house. It’s a huge house, everything was doom and gloom and dark, and she had memories of a lot of stuff and she just wanted to brighten it up.”
According to Jimmy, Teresa wanted to “lighten up” the space and bring “a whole new feel” to everything as she embarks on her brand new journey in life.
“She has a new bed,” he continued. “She went to one store, one shop and bought all of this furniture 18 or 19 years ago and she was like, I have got to get rid of that. She is in a whole different place now than she was then.”
The designer shared before and after photos to his Instagram, detailing the previously chocolate and espresso-colored living room transformed by shades of white and cream. With all-new furniture and art pieces to boot, the revitalized living space now feels simplistically modern and tranquil with a touch of classic glamour.
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“Interior designer Jimmy DeLaurentis detailed, Teresa needed help bringing in much-needed light into her home.” In an exclusive chat with E! News, Jimmy shared the inspiration for @teresagiudice home makeover, as well as which pieces had to go. LINK IN BIO FOR @enews FULL ARTICLE PICTURED: JAMES Alessandra Sofas & Lea Ottomans in great room JAMES Capri Chairs in foyer
“All my furniture is custom designed, but Teresa’s were extra custom because we needed large scale, that room is huge. Her ceilings are like 25 feet tall,” Jimmy explained. “We needed couches that were 10 feet long, normal size is about seven to eight feet long. They’re curved and really sexy. We have two next to each other, and then two large ottomans. And it’s all cream, cream velvet. I chose that color because I just wanted light, because the house is that dark.”
Teresa’s living room before:
Teresa’s foyer also got an update by replacing the reddish-brown, Bergère-style furniture with brightened up modern pieces and removing the giant vases for more space and a cleaner look.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is set to resume filming this month.
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