At home

Catherine Zeta-Jones gives us a peek inside the two lavish New York homes she shares with Michael Douglas

The Oscar winning actress lets us in on her styling tips and shows us a few of her favourite things.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones is known for her stunning style on the red carpet - but it turns out she's quite the homemaker too.

Catherine has been giving her Instagram followers a look inside the lavish homes she shares with husband Michael Douglas and children Dylan, 18, and Carys, 15.

First, there's their $10 million New York apartment which is located near central park and has stunning views across the Manhattan city skyline. And then there's their larger $17 million home in Bedford, New York. The sprawling 13 acre estate dates back to 1895 and comes with a tennis court, guest cottage, swimming pool and Catherine's very own "girl cave."

The 39-year-old Oscar winning actress has recently launched her own homeware collection called Casa Zeta-Jones. It is available in the States through QVC, and she's been promoting the brand on Instagram using the hashtag #StyleByZeta

With some of the images she offers her own styling tips. So here's how you can recreate Catherine's look - perhaps without that Manhattan skyline view though.

Their New York City apartment is quite traditional in style - with views of the city to die for.

One can never have too many orchids.

We can't help but be a little jealous of her impressive shoe collection.

The hallway in their Bedford residence is the perfect place to display large format art. Of this piece, Catherine has said:

"Home is where the 'Art' is. When I sneak home from work for a weekend, I exhaust my family with snuggles and kisses, I walk past this piece, and...well it just makes me happy."

Alfresco dining in Bedford.

Catherine is a big fan of using colour to liven up a space.

"Add a splash of colour to any room to add some life to it! Start small with a pillow or a painting and continue to highlight it throughout your space to add some personality," she says.

Forget the man cave - the girl cave is the new must-have. "One of my favourite places to me. My girl cave," she says.

While the lounge in their apartment has a traditional feel, the hallway is quite modern. Catherine likes to mix up her furniture style, blending old with new.

While she's a big fan of colour, monochrome styling also has its place. "My monochromatic passion," she calls it.

"Stand still long enough and I will start to collect you," Catherine jokes of her love of blue and white china.

Even a style queen needs a bit of styling inspiration from time to time.

Even though she can afford anything she wants, Catherine isn't above sewing her own drapes.

A nod to Catherine's Welsh roots, Catherine proudly displays her Welsh Love Spoon collection.

18-year-old Dylan gets a touch of British in his bedroom.

15-year-old Carys gets a romantic, Parisian vibe in her bedroom.

A traditional look in the guest bedroom.

The separate guest house in their Bedford residence has a relaxed, country vibe.

When you've got space for a piano... well... why not!?

Catherine goes all out with table settings, even when it's just for two.

Catherine's love of spoons is on display again - this time in the kitchen.

Floral centrepiece, anyone?

The light filled hallway in Bedford is perfect for displaying art.

Catherine isn't afraid to make a bold statement - this time with an all black room.

Afternoon tea in her dressing gown - just because she can.

Even the laundry is beautiful.

Catherine has spent a lot of time making over their Bedford residence, room by room. The family room features a huge semi-circle couch, perfect for extended family get-togethers.

An all white look for another guest room.

A girl can never have too many pianos.

Turns out chandeliers aren't just for the inside.

Catherine's love of art (and monochrome) extends to the bathroom.