Shop Ellen DeGeneres's Personal Furniture On Paddle8

Last October, Hamish Bowles followed Ellen DeGeneres on an inspired trip through Paris and Amsterdam and penned a charming account for Vogue about her entrée into the world of design.

Since then, DeGeneres's lifestyle collection ED has taken off, offering a bit of everything: T-shirts to totes, table linens to throw pillows. Her deep knowledge of sophisticated design is apparent throughout. As she noted in Bowles’s story, "When I start to think about decorating, that's when I start to meditate."

And while design may put her in a meditative mindset, the pace at which she’s been adding design projects to her CV is incongruously frantic. In addition to ED, she hosted Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV, sold her wares on QVC, and has a forthcoming book simply titled "Home."

And now DeGeneres has teamed up with luxury online auction house Paddle8 to curate her own sale of 34 items — many from her personal collection — including her favorite designers like Marcel Breuer and Jean Prouvé (as Bowles noted, one of the first gifts given to DeGeneres by her wife Portia de Rossi was Prouvé's Cité chaise).

The pieces, which tend toward a mixture of raw industrialism and mid-century modern, will also be on display at a Bergdorf Goodman pop-up opening today and featuring her ED wares.

Check out the gallery for some of Ellen's favorite treasures from the auction. For more links and Ellen's picks, see the full article here

Watch the video above on how DeGeneres stumbled into comedy and knew from the start that she would make it big. Watch more of Ellen's MAKERS moments here

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Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Snoopy Table Lamp, 1967. Marble and lacquered metal. © Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Photo: Courtesy Paddle8

Bruno Mathsson, Three-Seat Sofa, 1960. Beechwood, leather, and linen. © Bruno Mathsson. Photo: Courtesy Paddle8

Continental, Ceramic Pitcher, 1880s. Ceramic. Photo: Courtesy Paddle8

Elena Sisto, Chang Ling, 2002. Oil on canvas. © Elena Sisto. Photo: Courtesy Paddle8

Frank Lloyd Wright, Side table, 1950s. Mahogany. © Frank Lloyd Wright. Photo: Courtesy Paddle8

George Jouve, Large Cup, 1950s. Ceramic. © George Jouve. Photo: Courtesy Paddle8

Goran Djurovic, The Invisible Bar, 2012. Oil on canvas.© Goran Djurovic. Photo: Courtesy Paddle8

Hans Agne Jakobsson, Table Lamp , 1960s. Brass. © Hans Agnes Jakobsson. Photo: Courtesy Paddle8