There were high hopes for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to work things out and stay together. But it’s official: “Kimye” is now back to Kim and Ye.
Kardashian, 40, has officially filed for divorce after seven years of marriage to West, 41. After months of speculation, her divorce lawyer Laura Wasser filed the papers on Friday, Feb. 19.
Throughout their relationship, Kardashian and West saw eye-to-eye on plenty of things, including the interior design of their Hidden Hills home. The soon-to-be exes purchased the property for almost $20 million in 2014, shortly after they exchanged vows.
It took nearly six years to renovate and is now worth an estimated $60 million.
The home graced the March 2020 cover of Architectural Digest magazine — and made shock waves on the internet when fans described it as “empty” and “monochromatic.”
Kim Kardashian inside her master bathroom. Instagram; Kim Kardashian
The featured photo for the cover story showed a beige curved staircase against a backdrop of neutral tones.
Neutrals seemed to be the theme throughout the rest of the house.
While it’s unclear how they will divide assets, let’s take a trip down memory lane of the “Kimye” house.
West told AD that his inspiration derived from a “metamorphosis of the house from suburban McMansion to futuristic Belgian monastery.”
“When I was growing up in Chicago, before the internet, I’d go to my local Barnes & Noble to check out Architectural Digest and other design magazines, along with the fashion and rap titles,” the Yeezy designer said. “My father encouraged me. He always had graph paper around for me to scribble on.”
Kim reluctantly admitted she didn’t know much about furniture.
“I really didn’t know anything about furniture before I met Kanye,” Kim told AD, “but being with him has been an extraordinary education. I take real pride now in knowing what we have and why it’s important.”
The couple used illustrious Belgian designer and tastemaker Axel Vervoordt.
The idea? Purity.
The main arched hallway. Twitter
“Kanye and Kim wanted something totally new. We didn’t talk about decoration but a kind of philosophy about how we live now and how we will live in the future. We changed the house by purifying it, and we kept pushing to make it purer and purer,” Vervoordt told AD.
It’s a Buddhist worldview that’s derived from the three hallmarks of existence — impermanence, suffering and emptiness — and has been a hallmark of Japanese design for centuries, the designer explained.
Initially, the two agreed that the home would remain private and kept secret from prying eyes. In a tweet from 2018, Kardashian wrote about the pact they made, when West apparently broke the rules following a photo he released showing the arched hallways.
Then the floodgates opened. Kardashian started giving mini-tours of their home, including the bathroom talked about around the world — mostly for its lack of sink basins.
Overlooking a patio, the bathroom includes a “whole ceiling” as a “lightbox,” Kardashian explained. “There’s a slit for the water to go in,” she said.
The home was minimally designed for the former couple and their four children.
The latest peek inside their home took place on the Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” hosted by David Letterman. West took Letterman, 73, inside his master closet where he kept his Yeezy fashion apparel.
Kanye West taking David Letterman inside his closet. Netflix
David Letterman is given a tour of the home. Netflix
West revealed the house was inspired by “wabi-sabi” vibes. The philosophy is wabi-sabi — a difficult-to-translate phrase that is described as “wisdom in natural simplicity,” as The Post reported in 2019.
But that same room appears to have now been replaced with Kardashians’ Skims apparel. In several Instagram selfies, Kardashian shows off the closet.
A wider shot of Kanye’s closet. Netflix
Kim Kardashian takes a selfie in Kanye’s former closet.
The master closet. Instagram; Kim Kardashian