Ricky Martin and his fiancé Jwan Yosef opened their Los Angeles home that they share with their nine-year-old twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, for a photo shoot for Architectural Digest.
“We were considering living in London or New York City, but then we decided to rent in Los Angeles for a month, to get a feel for the vibe. L.A. totally caught us off guard—we loved it. By the end of the month, we knew we wanted to be here,” Yosef told Architectural Digest.
The couple enlisted out designer Nate Berkus to decorate their home with functionality in mind.
“We weren’t interested in a completely decorated home with a specific look done to the last detail,” Yosef says. “We wanted to get the basics covered so it would be comfortable for us and the kids, but we left plenty of room for the house to grow and evolve in the years to come.”
Martin and Yosef also note that they weren’t focused on the latest home designs. Martin included a desk he has owned for more than 20 years in the decor.
“It was my first real piece of furniture, and it works perfectly here,” Martin says. “Jwan has impeccable taste, so I give him most of the credit for how good everything looks. My main concern was for comfort and practicality, and I think we’ve accomplished that.”