Khloé Kardashian's white living room 'transcends the ordinary' because of one unexpected detail, experts say

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's living room, designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, is not what you'd think

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Given the Kardashian family's penchant for neutral colors, it's no surprise that Khloé Kardashian's living room is all white and gray. The unexpected in Khloé's living room idea comes in the form of her intriguing wall and ceiling decor. 

Khloé's interior designer, the highly esteemed Martyn Lawrence Bullard, used a rarely-seen technique known as tenting to drape sheer linen fabric across the socialite's ceilings and walls. Martyn's technique causes the entire room to look like an uber-luxurious white linen tent. 

See the photos of Khloé's living room, shared by Martyn, below.

Interior design experts love the dramatic effect Martyn's living room wall idea has on Khloé's space. Elizabeth Grace, an interior designer at Dream Home Making, states: 'Tented interiors, with their ethereal drapes suspended gracefully from the ceiling, have an uncanny ability to transport us to a world of sheer opulence and tranquility.'

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Elizabeth Grace

Elizabeth Grace is an interior designer and furniture expert. She received her degree in Interior Design from the University of Notre Dame. Elizabeth landed her first job as an intern with a leading firm in New York City, learning from some of the city’s top designers. She currently works as an interior designer for both residential and commercial clients.

 She continues, 'Tented interiors evoke a sense of wonder and sophistication
that transcends the ordinary. The fabric-draped ceiling imparts an immediate sense of drama, transforming an ordinary room into a captivating sanctuary. It creates a unique visual impact that is both awe-inspiring and soothing.'

Jennifer Eber, digital editor at Homes & Gardens adds, 'Fabric draped across the ceilings and walls of a space creates an almost otherworldly effect. The look is completely different from what we expect to see in a typical Los Angeles living room. The sense of surprise created by this design choice transports us.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens online. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

Elizabeth further admires the light play created in Khloe's tented living room ceiling idea. She says, 'The interplay of natural or artificial light through the fabric creates an ever-changing tapestry of shadows and highlights. This dynamic lighting adds depth and intrigue to the space, inviting exploration.'

The experts also comment on how the all-white fabrication is a wise choice. 'An all-white color palette fosters a serene and calming ambiance, which complements the enchanting allure of the tented interior. It encourages relaxation and mindfulness, offering an escape from the chaos of the outside world,' says Elizabeth.

'In a darker color palette the tented interior might feel heavy and overwhelming.' adds Jennifer. 'However, the white keeps it light, airy, and sleek.'

If you love Khloé Kardashian's look, shop the edit below and read our list of curtain ideas for more inspiration on how to use fabric to create beautiful spaces in your home.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.