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The Floors in This Surrey Home Are Made of Actual Gold

And yet, it’s surprisingly comfortable! In collaboration with Huggle.

The Floors in This Surrey Home Are Made of Actual Gold

There are many, many ways to do statement-making homes. You could go all out with color and pattern, or look for a glass-walled cabin by the sea. You could let a renowned interior designer have her way with the space, or invite all your designer friends to make pieces for your downtown loft. Or, if you’re Valerie Stark, you could design a massive garden with a greenhouse, a grotto, a cinema with the softest fur throws on pillowy couches for your friends to lounge on, and an *actual* spa that’s better than most of the professional ones we visit.

Stark’s Surrey home has all of those things—it’s huge and rambling, with more surprise rooms and delightful elements than we can list—but more than anything, it’s comfortable. Think massive-entryway-closet-with-shearling-slippers-in-every-size-for-your-guests comfortable.

By now you’ve heard all about the Huggle founder’s app, and you’ve delved deep into her closet, but if you’re anything like us, you’re probably dying to see the rest of that massive home. Well, the time has come!

Click through to (finally!) get the full tour of her space.

“The spa gets used every single week, but not necessarily by me. If I invite friends over, I don’t use it, and they use it. You know when the therapist would leave the room in the end, and they wait outside? I would take pictures of every single brand of everything in the room, and I’d be stripping off the sheets and finding out all of the brand names for the equipment. That’s how I slowly built the spa room. The main inspiration was the Royal Mansour in Marrakech. Marrakech is one of my favorite places in the world. Everything about it is amazing, and the spa is so impressive. I’ve been there a few times, so when we decided to build the spa room I took pictures of every single detail there. One of the most important things is mosaic floor. The silver rings are covered with white gold, and it’s the most precious floor in the whole house. They spent months doing the floor. I remember the guy would stay until 1 AM working on it, and I would cook for him in the evening.”
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