My Diane Keaton Lady Crush

This morning I stumbled upon the portfolio of Stephen Shandley,

a NYC-based designer whose clients include my fave, Diane Keaton.


Shandley was named to the Architectural Digest’s AD100,

the list of the world’s best interior designers + architects.

I tried but failed to access his website this morning —

perhaps it was just a temporary issue — I dunno.

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Now, then.  What was I saying about my lady crush, Diane?


Remember when she won the Best Actress Oscar for Annie Hall?

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Oh, how I love that movie, + when it came out,

I was inspired by Annie’s wardrobe to sew myself a similar blazer + skirt!

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In addition to her highly successful acting career,

Diane is also a home design afficionado + author of this book:


 Next, let’s have a look-see at some photos of Diane’s many** homes,

(**she moves more than we do!)

the interiors of which were designed by Stephen Shandley.


Seriously?  A leather sofa porch swing?  Genius!

The master bedroom at Diane Keaton's home in Pacific Palisades, CA.

People.  This is SO me!  I’ve even sewn pillows with the Swiss cross like these.


The stairwell at Diane Keaton's home in Pacific Palisades, CA.

OMiGosh!  Pillows in a rolling cart!

Check this out (below) — Diane + I also share a love of the “re-arrange”!

I wonder if it provides her the same morale boost as it does me?

I am loving the version at left, with all the colorful pottery.

 I love color, + am growing a tad weary of the trend of all-white decor.

What say ye?


Look at Diane’s inspiration board —  I love it.

And last but not least, here are a couple examples of phrases (stenciled?)

incorporated into Diane’s homes:



I’m not surprised to see that Diane has so many books.  I want one of those rolling ladders, please.

I am feeling a yen for stenciling something on the walls of our house,

since that’s what I do.

Now I have to choose a phrase, don’t I?

Stay tuned!


10 responses to “My Diane Keaton Lady Crush

  • staceyweichert

    Love her! She has a Pinterest account too!

    • cardinalkay64

      THANKS for the heads up about Diane on Pinterest, Stacey! I have seen her there, I know, because I recognized that fun photo of herself. I am pretty sure I followed her. I’ll have to confirm, the next time I am on Pinterest. Good X’s!

  • Penny

    La te da, la te da, I adore her too…

    • cardinalkay64

      Ha ha ha! Penny! Bonus points for the Annie Hall reference! It was on TCM the other night, which I recorded. Who knows? — how many times I have seen it before? I have some other Diane-related fun facts, which I may or may not share with yet another blog post. 😉

  • nancy

    Ahh, Diane Keaton, a style icon. And, I’m glad you put on that current pic of her because that’s how I want my hair to Look! I’ve seen her book but never delved into it.I guess I should. I wondered if that was one of your Pillows! On a hairstyle comment, again, I like that she looks so natural, like she might have just done it herself. On a weirder note, do you remember those pictures of her from a few years ago where she was rummaging through done trash? Now I think she was just looking for some treasure to recycle. I know that I’ve been known to bring stuff home on a dog walking excursion. Or have to go home and get the Truck!

  • cardinalkay64

    I, too, long for my hair to look like Diane’s. Another reason I included a current photo of her is that I don’t think she’s had work done, + for that, I applaud her. Frances McDormand (Fargo) feels strongly against any kind of cosmetic surgery. Love her, too. No, I don’t remember a photo of her digging through trash. I plead guilty to that, many times! I think G.O. is mortified — no, I know he is — but I don’t care. 🙂

  • Dolores

    Thanks for sharing! I too, like Diane Keaton. (Even have a grandson named Keaton, but I didn’t have anything to do with that.

  • building house|making home

    Yep, Diane is the coolest ever! My style icon in both fashion and home decor for sure. Even the houses that she makes movies in are cool…

    • cardinalkay64

      Oh, I know that I could have written an entire blog post about Diane’s house in Something’s Gotta Give! Nancy Meyers is the director of all those movies with yummy houses (see also: It’s Complicated, with Meryl’s wonderful California ranch house + vegetable garden!) Sigh. 2 more thoughts: 1. when she was promoting Something’s Gotta Give, she was so complimentary about Jack Nicholson, her co-star. I think they were hanging out a little bit, too, because I remember seeing their photo at a Lakers Game. Anyway, I wanted them to be a couple in real life, didn’t you? 2. In It’s Complicated, I wanted Meryl to go back to her husband, Alec Baldwin, as I had a crush on him back then. 😉 That’s all!

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