If you were a 21-year-old, billionaire-rich beauty queen with a makeup empire, what would your dream home look like? For Kylie Jenner, it looks something like this.
Opening up her Hidden Hills home to Architectural Digest, the young reality-star-come-makeup-mogul has conjured her dream living space and it looks somewhat like a Kylie Cosmetics kingdom. She was going by the alias @KingKylie for a while, so it’s all starting to make sense.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard was the designer tasked with the gargantuan assignment of realising Kylie Jenner’s dream home – IRL. “When we started this project, she wasn’t even old enough to drink legally. This was her first really grown-up house,” Lawrence Bullard tells AD. He was working with a teenager. A teenager with a very big budget. So how does one consummate the teenage (design) dream of Kylie Jenner? With a lot of pink, of course. “I told Martyn I wanted a fresh, fun vibe to match the way I was feeling. Colour was essential. I love pink, and I wanted a lot of it!” Jenner told the designer at its conception. And pink she got.
A wild pastiche of pop art, fashion and beauty, the abode abounds with the exuberance you might expect of a 20-something. Andy Warhol dollar-sign lithographs sit alongside Damien Hirst butterfly silk screens. The scribbly epigrams of Jean-Michel Basquiat hang on the wall. So too Marilyn, Brigitte, Audrey and Twiggy – all in black and white. Up in lights, Tracey Emin says ‘I Can’t Believe How Much You Love Me.’ There’s even a group of giant condom sculptures from artist Beau Dunn’s “Size Does Matter” series (cheeky, Kylie). “In general, we selected artworks that felt appropriate for a young collector with feminine tastes. Everything reflects Kylie’s personality,” Bullard adds.
But perhaps most spectacular is the subtle yet seamless presence of Kylie Cosmetics. There are the nods to Jenner’s billion dollar beauty business throughout the house. “I have a lot of Kylie Cosmetics, awards, and my magazine covers around the house that inspire me on a daily basis. I am very proud of what I’ve accomplished,” and these achievements are now immortalised in coloured leather and brass consoles. In the dining room, the leather upholstery on the chairs was custom-dyed to match the exact pinks from Kylie’s Lip Kits. Should you be invited over for dinner, you may be perched in a Posie K, Koko K or High Maintenance coloured couch as you dine on candied yams and fried chicken (Jenner favourites).
The living room, too, riffs on the beauty brand, with brass side tables seemingly melting into the floor like the drip patterns of Kylie Cosmetics’ signature packaging.
And of course, there’s a glam room. “My closets and glam room are very personal to me, even down to the size of each drawer, so they fit my specific products and clothes. I spend a lot of time in those rooms, so we had to make sure they were perfect,” she adds. A beauty parlour so pink Grease’s Frenchy would be envious, the well-lit space lends itself to selfie-taking and features pink barber chairs, dressing room lighting, wigs and Barbie. There’s also a very apt neon sign which sits above it all, and reads: PLASTIC. Oh, the irony.
Chez Kylie is a beauty kingdom come-to-life, and we’d expect nothing less from the King.