Karlie Kloss Shows Off Her New Home In Vogue
As regular readers will know, I’m currently in the thick of house hunting. It means that now, the majority of my time I spent trawling through interiors magazines or copiously pinning inspiration images on my home interior board on Pinterest.
That’s how I cam across these shots of Karlie Kloss’ new home. Last year the 21 year old bought her first home, a town house in the West Village, and has opened it up for the first time to Vogue. The idea of taking your first step on the property ladder with a house in one of the most in-demand, and expensive, areas in Manhattan at the tender age of 21 is a rarity but it’s something Kloss insists she worked hard for. Talking to the magazine, she explains that in the five weeks before the interview, she travelled to Madrid, St Barth’s, Paris and Zurich and made three pit stops in London all for work. The fast pace pretty much epitomises her life over the past six years since she started modelling so it’s hardly surprising that she’s now deciding to set up home somewhere permanent.
I fell in love with the West Village when I visited New York for the first time last September for fashion week, and, by the sound of it, Kloss has had here eye on the neighbourhood for some time too. It took her two years of scouring the area to find the house, which is located a few blocks from the Hudson River and is covered in greenery with a little garden out front.
Neighbourhood aside, it’s the interiors that I love and it’s all down to industry renowned interior stylist, Nate Berkus, who Kloss met from through a mutual friend and who she had seen on Oprah. Apparently, the idea behind the interiors was to mimic the model’s approach to style. “I wanted to mix and match he same way I do with fashion—wearing, say, a beautiful Saint Laurent tailored blazer with an H&M T-shirt.’ She did by investing in the big features, like buying really expensive wallpaper from Lee Jofa on feature walls, and then snapping up more affordable bits like iron hooks from Anthropologie for the smaller details.
I’m a sucker for neutrals so I love the fact that she’s kept a muted colour palette, with the odd bold accent of colour to break things up. And as I’m quickly learning, introducing different textures like sheepskin and thick wools in the way that she has helps add warmth to rooms that would otherwise look stark and uninviting. thanks to the minimal tones.
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