EXCLUSIVE: Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian’s Interior Designer Reveals the Differences in the Sisters’ Home Styles

02/04/2016 at 05:06 PM ET

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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.”

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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.”

For more on Khloé and Kourtney’s Calabasas homes, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Friday.

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.”

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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.”

RELATED: Khloé Kardashian Shows Off Her Meticulously Organized Cupboard: ‘I Know Everyone’s Not Going to Go This Far’

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.”

–Aili Nahas

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Zane on

Thanks for all the amazing photos!!!! Oh wait, there are none. Thanks again for another insightful article about these no talent blobs of flesh.

Anonymous on

Korky’s style is more escort, while Khloe’s is more reminiscent of a fast food drive thru

Juliet on

Kloes face looks so airbrushed she’s unrecognizable.

MB on

Lol you mean the self-proclaimed interior designer didn’t decorate her own home?

guest on

I’ve watched Khloe’s new show twice just to make sure the first time wasn’t a fluke. She is not very bright. Always referred to as the “smart one”…compared to whom? I’m glad they are rich…all I can say is invest well because this can’t last…inane.

Anonymous on

Who puts white cushions on outdoor furniture????

Shantel Blumer on

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