“I really didn’t know anything about furniture before I met Kanye, but being with him has been an extraordinary education,” Kim told the magazine. “I take real pride now in knowing what we have and why it’s important.”
To bring his vision to life, the Donda rapper enlisted the help of Belgian designer and tastemaker Axel Vervoordt. Kim said that she and her then-husband shared similar tastes, but that she was the more logistics-minded of the two when it came to redesigning their home.
“The one thing Kanye and I had in common was our preference for a neutral palette. I love the simplicity of the design. Everything in the outside world is so chaotic. I like to come into a place and immediately feel the calmness,” she shared. “Kanye would come up with the most far-out ideas, and I’d say, ‘This is not normal. We need drawers!’ I was the voice of functionality.”