Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker use this failsafe living room neutral to create a 'zen quality'

The couple will soon welcome a new child into their homes – where experts say their palettes are 'linked with serenity and calmness'

Kourtney Kardashian
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Kourtney Kardashian has made headlines after announcing her pregnancy with musician Travis Barker after their marriage in 2022. Despite owning different properties in Calabasas, Kourtney and Travis's homes have one key uniting similarity: their color palette – designed with tranquility in mind. 

We've already spent time admiring Kourtney's white living room, designed by British-born designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard – but now it's Travis's time to take center stage. In his case, he turned to the celebrated Waldo Fernandez, known for his experimental use of earthy and neutral tones. And we'd say that Travis's home is the ideal canvas. 

Below, Kourtney shared a glimpse inside the drummer's living room – which is decorated in a creamy off-white hue. The color is an apt choice by Waldo, who reportedly worked to curate a zen space where Travis and his family can unwind. 

'I loved the simplicity and zen quality of his work. We connected immediately,' Travis shared with AD. To further create a greater 'sense of calm and order', the designer installed a statement house plant that adds an organic element to the monochromatic space. 

Paint ideas aside (for a moment, at least); the space includes a custom sofa (in a Dominique Kieffer fabric) and lounge chairs created by Waldo Designs. We can also see a white Mansour carpet and artwork by Raymond Pettibon – the latter of which brings just the right amount of color to the primarily white scheme.

The entire space is soothing but personal – and grounded by a shade that is a favorite of Kourtney's, who follows a similar style in her home (located 'only a block apart' according to Keeping Up With the Kardashians). 

But what makes white such a strong choice for the pair? New York-based designer, Artem Kropovinsky, has some ideas. 

'White is soothing. This hue is linked with serenity and calmness, contributing to a peaceful atmosphere in their living rooms,' Artem says. And since they so desire to create such a therapeutic space, it is unsurprising they began with this tone.'

Artem Kropovinsky
Artem Kropovinsky

Founder of NYC-based interior design firm, Arsight, Artem Kropovinsky has a decade of extensive global design experience, connecting a cohesive, collaborative team of passionate professionals, who work on interior projects in the U.S. and worldwide. 

The designer adds that the color is eternally adaptable and versatile – acting as a beautiful base on its own – but equally powerful when allowing other colors to stand out. In this case, it is Travis' neutral sofa, indoor plants, and artwork. 

'It harmonizes with every other color, allowing for easy transformation of your living room's appearance with new furnishings and decorative items,' Artem adds. 

 'White living rooms are universally soothing and appealing,' mirrors designer Mary-Lynn from Mary-Lynn Ring Design, LLC. 'The hue serves as a great backdrop for rotating pops of color, so, if you like color, I recommend starting with an all-white backdrop but experimenting with colorful accessories and artwork,' as Travis demonstrates. 

'This is an inexpensive way to maintain a timeless living room while still having some color fun at little expense,' she says.

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Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.