EXCLUSIVE: Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian’s Interior Designer Reveals the Differences in the Sisters’ Home Styles
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They may share a sarcastic sense of humor and tens of millions of Twitter followers, but when it comes to the décor of their neighboring Calabasas homes, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian have decidedly disparate tastes.
“One of the most important things for Kourtney is comfort,” their interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard tells PEOPLE. “It’s a family home; it has to work for her kids. Khloé is a gorgeous single woman so we wanted the house to be very sexy, but also strong.”
And Lawrence Bullard says his famous clients, who show off their luxe pads in the March issue of Architectural Digest, inherited “a love of decorating” from mom Kris Jenner. “They’re both really house proud and they love the process,” he says. “Kourtney in particular is a design enthusiast. She’s so thirsty for knowledge, so it’s been a learning journey with her.”
And each Kardashian sister has her own (fabulous) personal touches that make both homes unique. For Khloé, that includes a mirrored glam room and an over the top, tented living room, reminiscent of an “exotic Moroccan fantasy.”
Says Lawrence Bullard: “It’s very rare that you get clients who let you be that theatrical. Khloé has that in her. She has a passion for being different.”
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As for Kourtney, atop her bed lies a massive 7×8 foot mattress, perfect for snuggling with three little ones. “It’s amazing,” says Lawrence Bullard. “All the kids bundle in with her; it’s where they get to spend fun alone time together.”
The sisters’ distinct kitchens are top spots in each of their homes, one perhaps a bit more meticulous than the other. Says Lawrence Bullard: “Khloé loves everything completely in order. If you open her cupboards, everything is perfectly placed, like within a millimeter!” Contrary to Kourtney’s “more functioning kitchen,” the designer says Khloé “loves everything really tidy and crisp. That’s why we did everything in her kitchen in beautiful white.”
Despite their style choices, Lawrence Bullard says both Kourtney and Khloé were looking for one thing first and foremost. “Their lives are crazy,” he says. “Their homes are about being sanctuaries. And they let me create magic for both of them.”