Hollywood at Home: Dita Von Teese Shows Off Her Antique-Filled Bedroom

07/21/2013 at 06:09 PM ET

Greg Lotus

Her recipe for design: Sugar and spice, and everything nice.

“People always say, ‘Oh, she lives in another era,’ ” says burlesque dancer and fashion designer Dita Von Teese of the Hollywood home she’s filled with antiques and vintage collectibles.

“But it’s not true. I just love to be surrounded by things of glamour and beauty.”

In fact for 25 years Von Teese (a self-proclaimed “aesthetic control freak”) has painstakingly curated an array of curios: classic pinup art, rare burlesque memorabilia and … stuffed birds?

“I collect antique or ethical taxidermy – meaning the animals died naturally. I think they’re beautiful.”

To properly house her extensive collection, Von Teese, 40, gave her five-bedroom pad a “complete makeover,” converting two bedrooms into closets and wallpapering nearly the entire home.

“I can’t stand modern, white interiors,” she says. “IKEA is my worst nightmare! “

FILED UNDER: Home , Stars & Chefs

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