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Gerard Butler Covers 'Architectural Digest' May 2010

Gerard Butler Covers 'Architectural Digest' May 2010

Gerard Butler covers the May 2010 issue of Architectural Digest, on newsstands Tuesday, April 6!

“I wanted something elegant and gorgeous and at the same time rather masculine and raw. I guess I would describe the apartment as bohemian old-world rustic chateau with a taste of baroque,” The 40-year-old Scottish stud shared.

“I knew it was going to take a lot of work to turn the loft into a place where I actually wanted to live. But I didn’t realize it would be four years before I spent the night,” Gerry admitted.

Find out what Gerry plans to do next to complete his home at!

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  • irene

    shameless pr for a terrible movie… no tnx!

  • boohoo

    Could that shirt be any tighter? Look he has two brown fingers. Ewwww.

  • teri

    That chair looks really uncomfortable. Maybe he’s in love with Brad also.

  • couture prom dresses

    He seems to be everywhere these days. I wonder how long it’s going to last.

  • postwatcher

    Okay all you Gerard Butler phangirls, GALS, etc…

    It is now official. Gerard Butler is also a “Fortunate Homosexual Man”

    From Architectural digest:

    Thirteen-foot-tall mahogany doors with a knocker that could summon the dead. A ceiling fresco depicting the rape of Ganymede. Plaster walls chipped and mottled with age, massive columns supporting limestone lions, crystal chandeliers casting spidery shadows…. Medieval castle? Ancestral manor house? Try a two-story loft in the heart of New York’s ultratrendy Chelsea district. The doors alone are remarkable enough to stop the most jaded Manhattanite in his tracks: Who in the world lives here?

    From Wiki:
    RAPE OF GANYMEDE: Ganymede was abducted by Zeus from Mount Ida in Phrygia . Ganymede was there, passing the time of exile many heroes undergo in their youth, by tending a flock of sheep or, alternatively, during the chthonic or rustic aspect of his education, while gathering among his friends and tutors. Zeus saw HIM and fell in love with HIM instantly, either sending an eagle or turning himself to an eagle to transport Ganymede to Mount Olympus.

  • Holly

    He is sublime!!!! Love this man, great cover!

  • pinkcashmere

    Douche made the cover of AD… How much more promotion are they gonna do for this piece of sh*t movie. I hope he disappears for a long while. Douche

  • pickles

    Of course he’d be at home there! It sounds like a movie set…gauche!

    I won’t mind at all when he finally comes out. I think his issues are with his Catholic upbringing and his Mum. They’re very close.

  • Carlos

    I had no idea Gerard was so articulate in terms of interior design.

  • The Doctor Is In

    @postwatcher: Spot on! Total shirt lifter! I knew it.

    Hey Butler, come out, come out from whatever closet you’re hiding in!

  • ?

    hmm…..Is he copying Jen?

  • J

    Good to see that I’m not the only one tired of looking at this broke-ass wannabee Russell Crowe (but not nearly as talented!).

  • Really???

    Yes, RAPE OF GANYMEDE is a homosexual theme. why would he have it depicted on his walls?

  • Manny, formerly ManLESSton

    Hey regulars. Our location is posted in the war room. :)

  • LOL!!!
  • lady s

    I’ve seen pics of his NY apartment before. It looks horrible.

  • Ivory Pride

    He wanted his place to be elegant and gorgeous? Well, I just looked at the pictures and it’s neither.

  • Ivory Pride

    Lol! Yep, that’s Gerry’s shoes alright!

    ….and hats ;)

  • Crystal Maiden

    I wonder what kind of PR scam was concocted to have Jennifer Aniston’s home in one issue, and Gerry’s in the one after? Sounds like a set up to me. Her home has a masculine feel to it, and his has more of a feminine feel to it. It’s like it was planned for both of them. They will probably live together in both places, one on the East Coast, one on the West Coast. To me, both places are ugly. It’s just too coincidental that they have “matching” articles in Architectural Digest, one behind the other. Somebody’s PR is certainly working overtime to make them a couple. I can’t wait until he loses every fan he has when they find out he has been lying all this time, no more beauty of that soul.

  • sophie

    @Crystal Maiden:
    Umm… Jen and Gerry are NOT a couple.

  • sophie

    OMG!! It says that Gerry worked with film designer Elvis Restaino on decorating his apartment. Now look at some of Restaino’s work here:
    Sex Chronicles, Playboy – Women of Walmart, Playboy – No Boys Allowed, 100% Girls 2, See Dick Die???
    ROFL!!! The jokes truly write themselves this time!
    Gerry is just too much.

  • sophie

    Oh you can’t write d//ick here??

  • LuckyL

    I swear to God, it’s way too uncanny that this bloke and woman-who-shall-not-be-named are interested in taking covers on this right after Brad.

  • Crystal Maiden

    @sophie: And you know this for certain, how???? It sure does look like they are from all the publicity they are getting, and have been getting for months now, that they are a couple.

  • LuckyL

    Why would anyone have a painting of assault on their wall anyway? His behavior towards woman doesn’t surprise me in the least now.

  • Yolanda

    I know. It should’ve been a lesbian theme instead. The Gerry LOVES lesbians.

  • postwatcher


    The assault is on a young male- Ganymede was a male. google the painting….

  • oh boy

    What a fugly decoration…this smells homosexual to me.
    Not the kinda crib one would see on MTV for sure.
    Fruit and veggies on the kitchen table…really?As if he is into all that healthy stuff.
    Wine on the what does he drink or is that for pure deco.

    Common, I know he was hot and all that and was so mysterious and dark in the POTO days but this is the REAL Butler.
    A guy not many women would like if they got to know him better.
    Fans can claim all they want.
    But look closer.
    I mean LOOK real close…..a picture is worth a thousand words.

  • hmmmm

    How about the girly chandelier in the kitchen?

  • Yolanda

    Well, it seems like the perfect designer for Gerry. Like a hand in a glove.

  • LuckyL

    postwatcher @ 03/31/2010 at 4:05 pm

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    The assault is on a young male- Ganymede was a male. google the painting….

    Read more:

    Sweetheart, I just talked about the fact that it is a depiction of assault and him having that in his house so proudly doesn’t surprise me he would be okay with assaulting anyone in general, specifically assaulting Chinnfer’s a**hole. I didn’t feel like joining in the homosexuality debate, but it makes a wonder why he chose her a** over anything else.

  • LuckyL

    The posters above me made it perfectly clear it is a male-on-male assault painting.

  • mickey

    @oh boy: The chandelier is beautiful. But that’s about the only thing that looks good in that kitchen. Otherwise the entire room is hideous.

  • this is like

    how a frat boy would decorate his crash pad if he had the bucks

  • postwatcher


    Whoops! Sorry!

  • Lavender

    In case someone’s interested. Gerry and Julie Morrison talking on the radio:

    PS. I love the Scottish accent! :)

  • whaddayaknow

    LOL!!!! From the comments section: “I don’t remember Gerard going out with anyone.”
    Oh poor Gerry… Well, he’s sure making up for lost times now ;)

  • gay

    Chelsea is a gay area in NYC. The ceiling mural is an odd choice for a manly, straight male. And Gerry also owns a flat in a gay area of London.
    Why is it that people are just now getting it?

  • sukar

    Someone brought up the gay reference to that painting about a year ago. It’s interesting, but he is a smart man, why would he let a popular magazine take photos of the paining and write about it, if he felt that it will reveal his sexuality? I think he just has a funny taste :)

  • Francesca


    Yes he sure does…well, not lesbians…but “out there” anything goes typey no scruples (like him) women who swing both ways. See Jasmine and that random Alicia chick. From what has been said here in the past….


    Is the message board real or its it the same 3 people masquerading as 12 talking to themselves???

  • Julie

    LOL as if Gerry knew what that painting was when he allowed the interior guy to do it.
    It more likely reflects the INTERIOR designer’s taste, not Gerrard’s.
    Please. Gerry is TOLD what to like and what would look “good.”
    Maybe he finds out after the fact but knowing GB he would just laugh it off.
    It would not mean a thing to him because he is far from gay. VERY VERY FAR.

  • julia

    To his defense, a lot of Greek/renaissance art has gay undertones, if someone has a naked Greek male statue in their house, would that make them gay, no it’s called art. That said, I also highly doubt as well he initially knew what the deeper meaning of the depiction..

  • The Noise In The Walls

    I have to agree with Julie..
    I think alot of the interiors decorations were done from the designer…I’m sure Gerry had some input..

  • @julie/julie/fangurl/whatever

    Why would anyone allow somone to put a mural on their ceiling without knowing what the mural was?
    As for some Greek myths having a gay undertone – how is this relevant? Gerry just HAD TO HAVE a Greek mural on his ceiling no matter what it was??? It was so important to him that he didn’t care what the mural was or what it was about, as long as it was Greek? What a stupid thing to say. Quit making up ridiculous excuses for the mural. The simplest reason for it is that he knew what it was and wanted it in his home. Period.

  • hellotheregb

    @Lavender: Thanks for the link. I was a fun interview.

  • gerry’s taste

    He spends 4 years decorating/renovating his loft but he just lets the interior designer do whatever? Please. Gerry is a control freak who approved every nail and screw. He knew exactly what look he wanted down to every detail. He has said this in many interviews. Take him at his word.


    I told you he was an ânal astronaut, â$$ bandit, â$$ gremlin, cornhole muncher, back door bandit, bone smuggler, bûtt duster, brokeback mountaineer, â$$hole engineer, bûttpirate, chutney ferret, côck jockey, donut puncher, fâg fairy, fist fûck£r, pinkie flamer, fûdgepacker, gaylord, hershey highway hitchhiker, homo blomo, nob jockey, limp-wristed,rect@l plumber, pillow biter, poo plugin, pû$$y kryptonite, q-ûeermo, ring raider, rump ranger, sausage jockey, sh!t stabber, sugar tanker, tûrd burglar, uphill gardener, nob gobbler, warmduscher, dingleberry suppressor, shirt-lifter, bûtt ninja, pork-sword swallower, hemorrhoid hit-man, manhole coverer, glory-hole Gladys, rect@l wrangler, jolly rancher, salad tosser, and a côck caper.

    Sorry fangurls, he just came out in Architectural Digest.

  • http://justjared pompey girl

    love you to bits gerry! you make me laugh,but whats going on with your loft! its the palace of versailles mixed with monarch of the glen and the soft furnishings! well thats my nans front room!!! and the fruit and veg whats that all about,i bet those kitchen cupboards have got mars bars,pot noodles and jammy dogers in them! ,but hey everyone to their own,whatever floats your boat! you obviously didnt B&Q it! xx

  • sophie

    Jasmine is bisexual? How do you know?