PHOTOS: Step Inside Sean Hayes and Husband Scott Icenogle’s Tudor-Style L.A. Home

02/03/2016 at 05:29 PM ET

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Michael Garland for Traditional Home

When Sean Hayes and husband Scott Icenogle decided to update their Los Angeles home, they were focused on making it a perfect place for entertaining guests.

Gracing the cover of the February/March issue of Traditional Home, the couple showed off their newly renovated Tudor-style house. With the renovation, they were basically going for the exact opposite of what they had.

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“Its scheme and tone seemed too dark and serious,” Icenogle, a music producer, said. “This house needed to be comfortable, cozy, and fun, not only for us, but for all the people who we love to be around us. We wanted the update to be contemporary and classic, not too modern, and not museum-like.”

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Michael Garland for Traditional Home

Interior designer Chris Barrett worked with the couple to brighten up the look of the house, which involved changing the color palette and repurposing rooms. For example, their dining room, which was only used during the evening, was turned into a library featuring floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a homey window seat.

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“I wanted to take advantage of that daylight,” Hayes said. “So many people have light-filled rooms that are reserved for night. That’s how the dining room was. We only saw it at night when it was dark and could never fully enjoy it with natural light.”

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Michael Garland for Traditional Home

Making their home suitable for their often impromptu gatherings with friends meant also reducing its formality and creating more space to host them. For example, the Will and Grace alum’s office was transformed into a billiards room, which now boasts the extra space needed for game nights with friends and other fun activities (and serves as a casual display area for his Emmys).

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Michael Garland for Traditional Home

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Michael Garland for Traditional Home

When Hayes and Icenogle have friends over, they tend to watch movies. So, Barrett increased the number of guests the room could accommodate by creating symmetrical arrangements with a pair of spool chairs with embroidered cushions, two woven rope stools, and two light blue sofas.

According to Icenogle, the couples’ guests love the new design. “They always say how the design feels like a big, smiling ‘hello,'” he says. “We can’t ask for a better compliment than that.”

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Okay, is that dog cross-eyed or what?

Lyn on

Posh digs! I want NBC or Fox to do a reboot of Singing In The Rain with Sean playing Cosmo [the Donald O’Connor role].