Kim Kardashian and Kayne West are this year’s million-dollar couple and Kim’s Instagram pictures of the couple’s style reflect that. From designer clothes, sportswear, shoes to music, makeup and residential real estate. The Kardashian-West dynamic duo is rocking it. And what may surprise you is they’re rocking it mostly at home.
Kim and Kanye paid $20 million for their sprawling Los Angeles home. The 8,000 square-foot house rests on three acres, boasts its own private vineyard, a 1,000 square-foot entertainment pavilion and two pools. The interior of the home includes eight bedrooms, a three-island kitchen, his-and-hers master baths and a walk-in closet that houses fashion’s best designs for the iconic, reality show queen and king of hip-hop.
But what makes the Kardashian-West home such a memorable masterpiece? The couple’s impeccable interior design style that brags understated sophistication: sexy, classy and contemporary. With high-end tastes and following only a few interior design rules, Kim and Kayne assembled the perfect home. And it’s nothing less than what you’d expect from a Kardashian-West collaboration.
Here are the top three interior design rules the power couple followed and you can too.
First rule. Use one paint color for the interior.
One neutral wall color is all you need in your home, throughout the entire house. And Kim and Kayne selected shades of white. Why? That color brightens and enhances the living space in contrast to any bespoke wood elements, which here, are the ceiling beams. The only drama happening in this house is intentional. Design drama at its best.
Specifically, in the twosome’s living room, the unicolor creates an airy and soft atmosphere. Custom shelves holding photographs also match the wood of the beams above for a neutral effect. Kim builds the room around statement pieces like that circular coffee table and black-white rug so that everything works seamlessly together, and a fluidity is then created throughout the room and home.
Second rule is to create a comfortable chic ambience.
Home is where you relax, after all, and comfort is the key to doing so. Never forfeit comfort for style. As Kim and Kanye illustrate, both can -and should- be incorporated.
The mogul couple’s interior home is outfitted in a “transitional” style of design, which means an informal version of traditional design with contemporary-cool and cozy elements incorporated throughout. The color palette of the entire interior remains neutral with tones of white and gray. Black accents are used to anchor the spaces and natural wood tones warm up the otherwise blanched color scheme.
Much of the home’s pieces are also vintage, like the reclaimed wood, and others are custom-made. According to Kim, Kanye “literally flew to Belgium to find wood for [the] kitchen, and he flew to Fiji once to get fabric.”
Rethinking your wallpapered dining room? Instead, think about implementing a sense of lived-in, casual chicness similar to Kim’s. It’s quite obvious that Kim wants her guests to feel instantly at ease, but that casualness is not to be confused with a lack of effort or care. From Kim’s use of a monochromatic color scheme, that grand chandelier, to the minimal art on the wall and simple flowering plant on the table, her easy-breezy interior look can surely be had.
Comfortable chic is the central theme throughout the KW home.
Third rule is to keep your design style contemporary. Classic, contemporary chic.
Kim’s sophisticated interior home design style is as contemporary chic as her personal style. And as she has mentioned, not without Kayne’s input.
Kim recently instagrammed a photo of herself: wearing a perfect tone-on-tone palette while seated on an oatmeal-color sofa in a camel dress and pale blue boots. Similar color scheme to her interior home design style, no?
As you know, Kim Kardashian is a reality television personality, model, fashion icon and social media legend. She actually has the second largest Instagram following in the world.
And based upon the elegant extravagance of the KW home, Kim can now add interior designer to her resume. And Kim’s other half, Kanye, can add interior design as his latest obsession.
The exterior of this elegant estate also has the same contemporary, chic vibe as the interior.
Given Kim’s talent and the Kardashian’s business aptitude, extending her brand to include interior home design seems like a grand idea. The time has come for you to go big with less, and to stay home in Kardashian-West design style.