At long last, “Selling Sunset” has returned in all its gorgeous glory to Netflix—and the drama and luxurious Los Angeles homes in Season 4 are a sight to behold.
This season features new cast members along with old favorites at the famed Oppenheim Group, including Heather Rae Young (who recently married HGTV star Tarek El Moussa), Chrishell Stause, Christine Quinn, Mary Fitzgerald, and others as they struggle to make a killing in L.A.’s high-stakes real estate market.
Yet within all this glitz are actually some fairly simple ways to make any home look like it’s worth many millions. Read on to see how L.A.’s elite live, and get some style inspiration to redo your home the “Selling Sunset” way.
1. Wild wallpaper wins
In episode 2, Fitzgerald tours musician French Montana‘s six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in Calabasas, CA. The house is gorgeous, with a custom recording studio and a massive main bedroom, but Fitzgerald seems to be most impressed with Montana’s movie room, which is covered in green wallpaper.
“It is so unique,” Fitzgerald says of the room. “It’s like Beverly Hills Hotel vibes.”
Side note: True real estate reality show fans may already know that this room was designed by “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star Scott Disick on the show “Flip It Like Disick.” With a smashing movie room like this, it’s no surprise when Fitzgerald later sells this all-star house for $5 million.
2. A stunning ceiling is a showstopper
This season, Quinn welcomes a baby boy, but before taking maternity leave, she lists a massive five-bedroom, six-bathroom home in Beverly Hills. This 5,740-square-foot home was once owned by Tyra Banks, and Quinn hopes to sell it for over $6 million.
This home has a lot going for it, but when Jason Oppenheim, co-owner of the Oppenheim Group, sees the property in Episode 3, he points out one special feature: the ceiling beams.
“I like this classic style a lot and these wood beam ceilings,” he says. “This is the type of room you’d see in a $10 million house.”
Take-home lesson? Sometimes a unique ceiling feature can steal the show. Whether it’s a painted ceiling, a stunning light fixture, or beautiful wood beams, it can pay to encourage the eye to go up.
3. Shade for outdoor areas adds comfort
Emma Hernan is a new member of the “Selling Sunset” cast. In Episode 2, she starts strong by listing a six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home owned by the DJ Alesso. She says she’s pricing the house for $6,495,000 (it later sells for $6.35 million), and it’s no wonder why the home is worth so much. This Studio City, CA, home has a great view, a modern interior, plus a palatial backyard with a partly covered pool.
“This is such an entertaining house,” says Oppenheim when he sees it. “I like how some of the pool’s covered so you don’t get sun.”
“Sun, shade, you have a little bit of everything,” adds Hernan.
It’s a smart choice for a pool in sunny Southern California, and it’s a good reminder to invest in some shade for outdoor spaces, whether it be a pool, dining space, or balcony. A little shade can help keep an outdoor space comfortable.
4. LED lighting brings sophistication to shelves
In Episode 5, former Oppenheim Group agent Davina Potratz returns to “Selling Sunset” hoping to get her old job back. She shows off a beautiful three-bedroom, five-bathroom home in West Hollywood, which she wants to list for $3,995,000.
The home is beautiful, with a custom kitchen with a unique backsplash and luxurious dark cabinets. When Oppenheim sees the space, he’s especially impressed with one small detail: the shelves.
“I love these shelves and the LED lighting underneath it,” Oppenheim says.
In the end, Potratz’s attention to detail in this house seems to win Oppenheim over, who gives her her old job back.
5. Wood paneling can look warm and modern
In Episode 10, Stause finds a home for her client, basketball player Thomas Bryant. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom L.A. house impresses Bryant from the moment he steps inside. The dark wood paneling in the dining room has a unique but cozy feel Bryant loves.
“Super modern, super homey actually as well,” he says.
While this house is listed at $4,699,000, he ends up buying it for $4.8 million—evidence that while wood paneling was once seen as a dated feature, this style is coming back in a big way!