Jennifer Aniston covers the new issue of Architectural Digest. It’s a profile of her Bel Air home, with photos of her office and the pool and the living room and bathtub and one of the bathrooms which seems really dark, as in very little light. How do you feel about a dark bathroom? Specifically the one shown here is a powder room. The wallpaper in the powder room at Jennifer Aniston’s is beautiful. But I don’t like a bathroom powder room whatever where I can’t see. It makes me anxious. 

What is the goal of this feature though? Sometimes you see a celebrity put up their home in Architectural Digest and it portends a sale. They’re looking to offload the property and this is a way to drive up interest and, most importantly, the asking price. Sometimes it doesn’t portend a sale but it does precede a breakup. For the record, I haven’t heard of anything smutty going down in Jennifer Aniston’s marriage and Justin Theroux actually appears in one of the photos in this AD spread – he’s pictured, all motorcycled, leaving the front door. 

Jennifer is known to take up home projects. In this piece, the message here is that while people were hired and consulted, she was in total control of the remodelling of the estate, and ostensibly she’s good at it. 

“If I wasn’t an actress, I’d want to be a designer. I love the process,” the serial home renovator says. “There’s something about picking out fabrics and finishes that feeds my soul.” 

Sure. But why can’t she do both? 

If the end game isn’t to sell the place and there’s no movie or acting project to promote right now (there isn’t), then could there be another professional strategy behind allowing AD into her home and showing off her design kills? 

Last fall, Jennifer covered Harper’s Bazaar and I wrote at the time that it sounded, at least to me, that she might be interested in lifestyle branding. She said, straight up, that she wanted to “open a wellness centre”. The connection between wellness centre and interior design isn’t immediate. But if you read this AD article about her home style, there are a lot of wellness principles involved. 

“Every corner you turn, you have an experience. Everywhere you look, you get a vista. We worked very hard to get that flow right,” Aniston says. 

I see that and I’m like, oh, has Jennifer Aniston studied feng shui? There’s a lot of feng shui in how Chinese people set up their homes. It’s all about energy flow and how luck can best circulate. Could you see Jennifer Aniston throwing that onto a website one day? 

Or, really, is this just about wanting to show off her house? It’s, obviously, a nice house. It’s exactly the house you picture Jennifer Aniston living in. Click here to read and see.