Sea Life Collection in the Home of Ali Wentworth

Ali Wentworth's chic DC residence that she shares with husband George Stephanopoulos.

Ali Wentworth's sea fan collection
Comedian and actress Ali Wentworth owns a serious sea fan collection and a variety of rare seashells.

Not only has she been collecting shells since childhood but upon moving to Washington DC she acquired specimens left to Harvard University by her grandmother, who explored the Far East in the 1920s for the National Geographic Society. She's lining up her collection high on the wall to keep it safe from her kids.

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A massive barnacle piece on the coffee table; and the Giant Clam Shell in the fireplace is not the only one in the house.

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Here's number two, a Sea Shell Bowl, making a statement as a table center piece.

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And in her entry foyer, Ali placed some specimens under Cloches. A simple idea to show off a single piece in style.

At home with Ali Wentworth
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