Seems the Kardashian Klan—and, by extension, in-law Kanye West—is making waves in the realm of interior design. Last week, Kendall Jenner caused a kerfuffle when she purchased this $52,000 monstrosity that looks more like an “assertive rug than a sofa,” according to our editor in chief. This time, it’s West and his wife Kim Kardashian West who are turning things up.
According to Page Six, musician, producer, fashion designer, and all around artiste West was so unhappy with the furniture the couple’s (now former) interior designer Sandy Gallin selected for their Calabasas home that he demanded it all be sent back. But when the vendors refused, Kanye had no choice but to throw it all into storage.
West has since retained Belgian master tastemaker and antiquaire—and Ellen Degeneres-favorite—Axel Vervoordt to do up the couple’s home in his signature style of elegant minimalism.
Vervoordt designed Calvin Klein’s Miami beach house:
Without further ado, here are some interiors and furniture pieces—choices that were informed by West’s very own proclamations—we’d like to contribute to the West-Vervoordt mood board.
West loves his Jean Royère “Polar Bear” sofa so much that he wishes it came as a bed:
April 2, 2016
Royère doesn't make a Polar bear bed but the Polar bear couch is my favorite piece of furniture we own pic.twitter.com/tSJgikAUmT— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 2, 2016
It follows that he would probably also love the “Pumpkin Sofa” by Pierre Paulin—and the interiors of this renovation by Jacob Sandmann of Fogarty Finger Architecture.
The Kardashian-Wests may also want to take a page out of the Paul Rudolph-designed Manhattan townhouse at 101 East 63rd Street fashion designer Halston bought in 1974.
Or how about the gorgeous interiors of French architect and designer Joseph Dirand?
There’s that Polar Bear couch again!
The beach vibes of the Dirand-designed cabanas at the Four Seasons Surf Club Hotel and Residences in Miami would also work well for the couple’s California mansion.
Milan-based Dimorestudio is a perennial favorite of ours and might have a thing or two to offer up as well. Maybe a little luxe for West’s taste, but perhaps these interiors from the newly designed and recently restored Hotel Saint-Marc in Paris:
Studio KO’s glamorously understated interiors may also inspire the multi-hyphenate.