Karlie Kloss Uses Her VMA as a Paperweight and Stashes Cookies in Her Drawers
Take a tour of the model's NYC offices.
Karlie Kloss is so much more than just a pretty face — and now her New York City office is, too! The Kode With Klossy founder, 25, wears many hats, and when it came to decorating her first official work space, she needed to ensure that it was just as capable of multitasking and looking camera-ready as the model herself. Because collaboration in the career world is key, Kloss joined forces with Homepolish designer Tina Rich to create an office that channels the epitome of work-life balance.
“Since I'll be hosting my team, business partners, friends, and family in the office, it was important for the space to feel comfortable and chic, and flow from room to room,” Kloss tells Architectural Digest. White walls, glass doors and open floor plan-desks set her desired open, airy tone.
Kloss is a busy businesswoman, but she made her makeover a top priority. She gathered inspiration from other offices (like her pal Emily Weiss’s Glossier headquarters), Pinterest, and even international hotspots like the Soho House in Berlin to establish her aesthetic. “They have this wooden kitchen table that actually inspired me to go for a wooden piece in our conference room,” Kloss says.
Kloss in the Kitchen
"As an avid baker, it is really important for me to have a functioning kitchen in both my home and office so I can cook and bake for friends, family, and special guests," Kloss says. Custom doors on IKEA cabinets, brass hardware and cement tile transformed the formerly dark and dated room into a spot worthy of her fan-favorite Klossie's cookies.
The common area needed a laid-back but stylish vibe. "I wanted the conference room to feel like a dining room—especially since Karlie wanted to be able to host dinner parties—and the meeting room to feel like a living space," designer Rich says.
Statement-making pendants from Lulu & Georgia add a touch of glam to each room. “Many of the offices I love have these amazing intricate light fixtures, so I knew I wanted that to be a focal point of my own space,” she says.
We all have our work day survival tactics. For Kloss, it's "photos of my family and friends on my desk, and the drawers are filled with Klossies and healthy snacks that I can enjoy throughout the day.” Her other personal touches include, “a lot of books and fan mail around the office for inspiration, and even have my Video Music Award moon man as a paperweight!"
Pretty Smart Art
Uprise Art pieces act as the jewelry to her stylishly outfitted space. "What's great about the office is that while each room stands on its own, they all balance each other to create a collaborative, functional space,” Kloss says.