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Kim Kardashian’s ‘minimalist’ mansion is a sign of ‘unhappiness’ claims Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

EXCLUSIVE ‘It’s not a look for happy people’: Kim Kardashian’s ‘minimalist’ mansion is a sign of ‘social insecurity’ claims Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has claimed that Kim Kardashian’s minimalist Hidden Hills mansion in a sign of her ‘social insecurity’. 

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, the interior designer, 57, discussed the reality star’s bare furnishings as he called the minimalist trend a look for people who ‘aren’t happy with themselves.’ 

Known for his flamboyant aesthetic and charming personality, Laurence has always favoured a bold look, and he believes you can tell a lot about a person from their interiors. 

‘It’s not a look for happy people’: Kim Kardashian’s ‘minimalist’ mansion is a sign of ‘social insecurity’ Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has claimed 

Discussing Kim’s $20 million Calabasas home, Laurence told MailOnline at the launch of his book More More More: Making Maximalism Work in Your Home and Life: ‘This denotes great social insecurity. 

‘Minimalism is never synonymous with people who are happy with themselves.’

He quipped: ‘People who are happy with themselves, well they’ve got their knickers hanging from a chandelier because they know the chandelier needed something and hey those knickers can tell a story or two!’

Inside Kim's home: Discussing Kim's $20 million Calabasas home, Laurence told MailOnline, 'minimalism is never synonymous with people who are happy with themselves'

Inside Kim’s home: Discussing Kim’s $20 million Calabasas home, Laurence told MailOnline, ‘minimalism is never synonymous with people who are happy with themselves’

Laurence added: ‘When it’s a big slab of something –  that’s someone trying to control their life like they’re driving a car. 

‘Life is something that should be served – don’t try and paddle it up the  creek – enjoy the view and the experience. Make sure you get every single little drop in everything you’ve got. 

‘We should be loving what we own and owning what we love.’ 

Style inspiration: Known for his flamboyant aesthetic and charming personality, Laurence has always favoured a bold look, a direct contrast to Kim's muted vibes

Style inspiration: Known for his flamboyant aesthetic and charming personality, Laurence has always favoured a bold look, a direct contrast to Kim’s muted vibes 

Talk also turned to Laurence’s own mortality as he revealed that now he’s close to 60 he’s begun to get his affairs in order. 

He explained: ‘I need to design my tomb! It’s going to be maximalist with statues.’ 

‘My wife Jackie wants to take the ashes of dogs we’ve lost all the years so she’ll be forever walking the dog in the afterlife. 

‘Now we have children we do have to  think about this life and it doesn’t worry me. I don’t mind being old at all. 

‘There’s financial stuff, admin, we’ve got a whole new generation coming through with the brand and I’m pleased with that.’ 

Laurence first burst onto screens in Changing Rooms in 1996, which was revamped last year on Channel 4 after a 17-year break. 

The interiors guru married his childhood sweetheart in Jackie in 1989 and the couple share daughters Cecile and Hermione. 

Cute couple: Laurence first burst onto screens in Changing Rooms in 1996. The interiors guru married his childhood sweetheart in Jackie in 1989 and the couple share two daughters

Cute couple: Laurence first burst onto screens in Changing Rooms in 1996. The interiors guru married his childhood sweetheart in Jackie in 1989 and the couple share two daughters

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