Viola Davis Invites Fans into Her Newly-Renovated Family Home, Which Was Inspired by ‘The Woman King’

Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning actress Viola Davis, 57, is undeniably a talented performer, but she's apparently got hidden interior design talents as well.

The Ma Rainey's Black Bottom star recently joined with her husband, actor and producer Julius Tennon, to show off their newly-renovated family home in Los Angeles. The pair welcomed Architectural Digest into the space, and luckily for us, we were treated to the tour in the new video below.

The couple share this home with their 12-year-old daughter, Genesis, and Davis revealed to AD that the interior was inspired by one of her latest projects—The Woman King—where she plays a tough tribal warrior named General Nanisca, who trains a group of young women in the ways of fighting. The events of the movie were inspired by the history of the Dahomey Mino, an all-female warrior unit that lasted from the 17th century to the 19th century in Western Africa.

“We were working in South Africa, shooting The Woman King, while the renovation was unfolding, and we were inspired by the incredible color and culture there,” Davis said.

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In the end, the result was a lot of natural and muted colors, mixed with vibrant patterns and statement pieces.

The Hollywood couple turned to designer Michaela Cadiz to help put the home together, and Cadiz said, “They asked for something not too fussy or pretentious, something comfortable, a place to relax and recoup their energy. But they also wanted something special, a feast for the eyes and the spirit. Finding the right mix was the key.”

Davis added, “Our definition of home is a sanctuary, and this is definitely a sanctuary.”

Thank you for this intimate tour, Viola and Julius.

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