Kylie Jenner’s chic entryway proves this classic color will always be ‘timeless’ – and designers are in awe

Designers weigh in on the color that works perfectly in Kylie Jenner's Los Angeles foyer

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Kylie Jenner has chosen a new favorite selfie spot… and we’re here for it. The Kylie Cosmetics founder has been snapping lots of casual iPhone pictures in a surprising, previously unseen location: her sleek, warm minimalist entryway. 

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Kylie purchased her sprawling Hidden Hills mansion in Los Angeles for a little over $12 million in 2020, close to the houses of family members like Kris Jenner. She has resided in the beautiful home, decorated by celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, since with her two children Stormi Webster and Aire Webster.

In her gorgeous foyer, the former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star poses relaxedly seated on a cozy boucle armchair. Behind her, the mid-century modern space seems set up to emphasize Kylie Jenner’s interests and values. The glass railing of the influencer’s contemporary staircase lets us view a gallery wall featuring black and white photos of Kylie’s family, including an adorable shot of the star pictured with her sister, Kendall Jenner. 

On the first floor, an impressive glass wine cellar showcases the influencer’s formidable collection of fine wines. Aside from these touches, the space is relatively neutral with an organic-looking brown rug, a long wooden table covered in books, a retro lamp, and a thin willow tree.

Kylie Jenner in Her Entryway

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What’s the key to why the ‘lip kit’ mogul’s simple space looks so elevated? It all comes down to the white paint color. Bynn Esmond, principal designer at Bynn Esmond Designs says that she ‘especially likes using white for its high LRV (Light Reflective Value) as it helps make the space lighter and brighter.’ This brightening property is certainly clear in Kylie Jenner’s LA entryway, where we can see light from the lamp and wine cabinet reflected throughout the room.

Furthermore, Bynn emphasizes the ability of white to make other elements in the room stand out even more. She writes ‘a neutral white acts as a blank slate to allow for layering of color, depth, warmth. It becomes the backdrop that allows its louder counterparts to shine through.’ 

In Kylie’s space, the simple color allows even more understated elements of her room like the black and white portraits and the willowy tree to speak loudly. 

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Bynn Esmond

Bynn Esmond is the owner and Principal Designer of Bynn Esmond Designs, a San Carlos based, full-service design company specializing in kitchen/bath remodels, interior architecture and additions, custom interiors and finish selections for new construction, and furniture. Bynn Esmond Designs creates classic, clean, modern homes that are intentionally designed to elevate the lifestyle of the home occupants while improving their quality of life in the home.

Even better, interior designers say this neutral shade will never go out of style. Design expert Aleksandra Nova states that white is her favorite color to use in a project. She says ‘white is absolutely a timeless color.’ She goes on to elaborate that white is forever cool because it will always ‘keep the space fresh and it will serve the owners in the future should they choose to change decor details within the space.’

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Aleksandra Nova

Aleksandra Nova Design was established in 2017 inspired by her stays at luxury hotels across the world. Dedication to excellence is at the forefront of Aleksandra Nova and her team’s vision for each project, irrespective of scale. By blending modern with luxurious, Aleksandra‘s designs uphold the unparalleled aesthetic of the finest hotels in the world.

Shop Kylie Jenner's look

Kylie’s entryway has shown us that the classics still work, and white walls are here to stay. If you want to recreate the look, shop Kylie's 1950s Lisa Johansson-Pape lamps, and a similar boucle chair and rug below.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.