It’s surprising to learn that the home that reality TV star Kim Kardashian and artist Kanye West lived when they were married was nearly completely devoid of color and had a basic design because they lead such vibrant lives. The couple invited the media inside their dream house in Calabasas after making repairs to the $20 million McMansion they purchased there in 2014.
Kardashian and West were one of the most well-known couples in the entertainment business before divorcing in 2021. When it was revealed that the two had begun dating in 2012, following Kardashian’s second 72-day marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries, the media and fans erupted into a frenzy. When the pair wed at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy in May 2014, the media circus went into overdrive. Everything from their private discussions to date nights was recorded and even shot for the TV star’s show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” as interest in the couple’s personal lives skyrocketed.
The pair dealt with their fair share of slander and controversy. West’s erratic conduct on Twitter toward other musicians, his conflict with pop star Taylor Swift, his admission for fatigue in 2016, and his odd connection with the then-president Donald Trump are some of the most noteworthy examples, all of which Kardashian felt compelled to defend.
There was some good news for the gorgeous couple, though. They have four children together: North, Chicago, Saint, and Psalm. In order to provide their kids with the best care possible, Kardashian and West built the ideal house for them to feel protected and secure. Continue reading to learn how they turned a 15,000 square foot house into their ideal residence.
During a 2013 stroll around the neighborhood, Kardashian and West noticed the property for the first time. In 2020, Kardashian stated to Architectural Digest, “We were roaming around the neighborhood when we came upon this really opulent mansion. We were walking a lot after having North so that I might lose some of the baby weight. Although I was unfamiliar with Kanye’s personal style at the time, I thought the house was flawless.
To rebuild the property, they worked with a number of experts, including famous Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt. After it was finished, the home little resembled the original. The wooden cupboards, flooring, ceiling details, and furnishings typical of a house this size were all gone. Instead, the inside was rebuilt with stark, neutral spaces in tones of beige and white. A huge, unoccupied hallway had high, arched ceilings that gave it the appearance of a chapel. Kardashian claims that the house’s minimalism was a deliberate choice. “Our taste for a neutral color scheme was the one thing Kanye and I had in agreement. I adore how straightforward the design is. The outer world is so disorganized. I prefer to enter a space and sense peace right away, she remarked. She previously said that her house was like a “minimal monastery.”
Although the house’s lack of furnishings doesn’t quite match the stereotype of a kid-friendly setting, Kardashian and West didn’t think so. “The youngsters bounce around on top of the low Axel tables, which they use as a sort of stage, as they ride their scooters along the corridors. We created this house with our family in mind, even though it may be used as a case study. West said, with Kardashian’s approval, “In the end, we don’t take it too seriously. We won’t adopt a fanatical attitude.
In a series of pictures posted on Instagram with the comment, “The cover of @archdigest is something I have always dreamed of,” Kardashian gave viewers a look inside her house. If you swipe, you’ll get a photo of North’s room and a peek of our simple aesthetic. Pictures depicted light-filled, modestly furnished white and beige rooms with a few tables and chairs but nothing else. The final image in the sequence, nevertheless, stood out dramatically from the others.
Her daughter North’s room was all pink in the picture, which revealed it. The bedsheets, floor, dressers, mirrors, and even the floor all had the same dusty pink color. The enormous headboard, which was shaped to resemble a huge butterfly, was also painted the same color. While it appears that Kardashian and West like white and cream, they seem to be glad to allow their kids wear some color.
A huge playroom for the kids stands out from the rest of the house as well. The delighted mother showcased her kids’ extensive and vibrant toy collection in a video she made in reaction to haters. She stated as the camera moved around the room to show a basket full of ukuleles and karaoke mics, Takashi Murakami pillows, a playhouse, toy horses, and dinosaurs, “You guys always think my house is so basic — well, you people haven’t seen my playroom.” A cash register that can really ring up purchases, a slide that falls into a ball pen, and a little stage with a drum set were also included. These amazing features allowed the youngsters to put on some lovely musical shows.
And with that, Kardashian showed that there is always place for a flash of color, even in their minimalist home.