May 04, 2020
James Van Der Beek, his wife, and their five kids recently moved into their new beautiful home where they are currently isolated, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The actor/writer's new Beverly Hills residence was decorated by designer Tammy Price of Fragments Identity. The "The Rules of Attraction," and "What Would Diplo Do?" star said,
"We never really had the time to focus on designing the house properly before. We just kept having kids and working."
James' wife Kimberly revealed that they were thrilled when Price decided to work with them on the house, and they told her exactly what they wanted the house to look like.
The house has now been designed to be cozy and kid-friendly so that both parents and their young children, Olivia, 9, Joshua, 8, Annabel, 6, Emilia, 4, and Gwendolyn, 22 months would feel at home, and safe.
Putting the children into consideration, Price used a lot of outdoor fabrics in the house, so that they are durable and can easily be cleaned with soap and water if stained.
Other parts of the house where the kids can have fun are the teepees, lounging furniture, and a poolside daybed that James designed and built himself, which he called his own "personal triumph."
Staying at home during the lockdown has given the family more than enough time to check out every part of the house, and find their favorite spots. Kimberly explained,
"We took one room and covered the floor in mattresses and pillows. It's the ideal place to read books and watch movies."
They also have a playroom for the kids where the kids keep their toys and have pillow fights.
James and his kids are enjoying each other's company during this period, as he recently shared a family photo of him and his kids watching a movie in their Christmas pajamas.
Based on his caption, the family were seeing a film called Onward. He also gave a thumbs up to the film's lead voice actors, Tom Holland and Chris Pratt.
James is the lead actor in a new limited production of the beloved 1960 musical Bye Bye Birdie, which will be performed at the famed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Among the casts are "American Housewife" actress and Broadway vet Carly Hughes (Pippin), and four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.