Elizabeth Kiester on her black, white and red all over apartment

Kiester matches her home.

If you were to combine Coco Chanel’s trademark black-and-white aesthetic with the pop quality of, say, a Diet Coke can, you’d get the eye candy that is Elizabeth Kiester’s New York apartment. Perhaps not surprisingly for a fashion editor-turned-creative director, her home is a seamless extension of her wardrobe.

“My entire place is grounded in black and white with pops of color — mostly red. It never goes out of style,” she explains, also describing her trademark sartorial look. “I match my apartment every day!”
She accessorizes her place with graphic Marimekko linens, knickknacks purchased in Tokyo and religious icons collected from all over the world, in the same maximalist way that she would style a black tailored suit. “I am not a minimalist. I love accessories in my home and on my person — stacks of bangles and chunky jewelry, oversized glasses and hats,” she adds. If she sounds like a pro at this, it’s because she is in a way. “My mom was an interior decorator and my sister is one. So I think it runs in my blood.”


Black paint on the bedroom walls allows Kiester’s art to pop.


Red is her favorite accent color.


Kiester accessorizes her home as much as her wardrobe.

Steal her style


1. Sonia Rykiel Maison Api Noir cushion, $155, www.amara.co.uk


2. Vahram Muratyan La Mode print, $254, www.colette.fr


3. Marimekko Kivet duvet, $129, www.crateandbarrel.com


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