Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, producer Susan Downey, hosted Architectural Digest in their home in East Hampton. During the visit, Downey Jr. told the magazine crew:
We didn't set out to do something conspicuously wacky—we just enjoy a bit of whimsy and fun.
The couple told designers how important it was that the home exude a sense of comfort and safety. They are, after all, raising two children there.
Downey Jr. commented on what working with the designers and decorators was like:
Part of the joy of working with Joe is sharing his excitement about reaching out to these incredibly talented artisans. These kinds of collaborations require a leap of faith, but that’s part of the fun. We enjoy the experimentation.