Mindset Interiors Therapy & Feng Shui

Catastrophic impact of a toxic home - Johnny Depp

Nov 02, 2020

So Judge Justice Nichol found in favour of Amber Heard, devastating many devoted Depp fans who paid close attention to the evidence in court by other women who had been intimately involved with JD and told a very different story. 

Getting away from my personal feelings about the verdict, as an Interiors Therapist, having seen the images of some of his homes, I’m not altogether surprised by the outcome.

This is an article I wrote during the libel trial earlier this year:

At Home with Johnny

Well, OK, to be fair it seems the world’s favourite Pirate, Mr Johnny Depp has many homes around the world, most of which he (understandably) chooses to keep out of the public eye. 

Now I have to admit, I look at homes very differently to most people. For me the feel and possessions tell me the story of the occupants of a home and create an energy which impacts of the people living in it – for better or worse! Realtors and estate agents will always recommend ‘de-personalising’ a property before it goes on the market, but the truth is, the possessions which remain can be just as telling.

Not so long ago, Johnny Depp made a decision to sell some of the penthouses he owns in the stunning Colombia Building in LA. Evidently he and his ex wife, Amber Heard spent considerable time here, and a number of the incidents being dragged up in the current libel case occupying the media spotlight took place at this location.

The Real Estate literature from the sale includes photos of some of the rooms. It’s fair to say the couple have eclectic taste – some magazines describe it as ‘quirky’, I’d say ‘individual’ but I’m more interested in the clues I pick up.

Take the bedroom with the huge painting of demons hanging above the bed. Does this describe what we’re told of Johnny Depp’s life? Was he drawn to this painting because of the subject matter, or has it been with him many years and created the situation he finds himself in? I’d be interested to know.

How about the leather-couched TV and book room? It’s a deeply masculine space, with the books showing a quick mind and varied interests. Here’s the thing though, many of the pictures on the wall feature a single man or woman. These represent isolation, there’s no sign of unity, friendship or love between a couple. Instead this is the dark, overwhelming space of a man alone, struggling to connect with others and with too much time on his hands.

And the dining room with the bright mural and the ‘Bang Head Here’ poster. It’s all so mixed up and confusing. It would really mess with your mind and cause irrational actions for whomever spent most time there.

Wherever you look in this home its art and atmosphere exude fear, loneliness and turmoil.

Even if a couple started off blissfully happy, it wouldn’t take long for cracks to appear in the relationship. These rooms represent something way beyond dysfunctional.

I imagine the homes where Johnny Depp feels happiest are very different. I’m delighted to see that the penthouses have now been sold. Hopefully having broken free of his toxic relationship, he’s also dumped this catastrophic combination of unhelpful possessions.


I saw a video released on Instagram of Johnny sitting at his desk recently. Again, he was surrounded by possessions which trap him in a dark and unsupportive space. 

I fear while these shadowy items surround him it’s going to be a long haul back to the top flight in Hollywood. But if he starts afresh, ditches the haunting elements of the past and gets to really understand the impact of his stuff, it’s going to be a different, happier picture.

I celebrate JD rising phoenix-like from the noxious situation these homes have created around him.

Suzanne Roynon is an Interiors Therapist, Award Winning Author and Speaker.