The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star recalls her first attempt at home decorating

By Megan Stein
February 01, 2018 04:29 PM

Kim Kardashian West may be an all-white-everything design savant now, but her decorating process didn’t start out that way.

“I would take pictures from magazines all day long; I used to cut them out and make moodboards to figure out what I wanted my apartment to look like or my first house to look like,” Kardashian tells Domino in an article spotlighting her home design app, Screenshop. “It was such a fun experience, but it was always grueling to have to go from store to store. All I wanted was what I saw in the magazine.”

Kardashian now advises with the likes of Axel Vervoordt, who outfitted the new home that she shares with husband Kanye West and their three children North, 4, Saint, 2, and baby Chicago, who was born via surrogate in January. As far as the aesthetic in the family’s home, the Keeping Up star prefers a clean slate.

“I really like minimal taste. Not a lot of color, just really simple palettes and beautiful designs,” she says.

She can’t always rely on the pros for inspiration, though. When Kardashian shops for herself, her best companion, she says, is Screenshop, an that allows users to snap photos of an item they like, then match it with shoppable products. (Kardashian serves as a creative advisor.)

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“I couldn’t imagine if I had this when I was getting my first apartment and had no clue what to do or where to go,” she says. “To just see a picture and be able to screenshot it…that’s so easy.”

Although scouring the internet for ideas helps her discover new design treasures, it was only through trial and error that Kardashian West was able to discover her personal aesthetic.

“I’ve learned so much about furniture in the last two years, just [by] building my home and figuring out what our taste is,” she says.