Tribeza, January 2014

Designer Kim West comes to interiors by way of high fashion: She spent 10 years working in NYC for the likes of Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs. Eventually, though, her mind began to wander: “After a while the bright lights of the business started to fade and I found myself fantasizing more over chandeliers and wall coverings than ready-to-wear,” West explains. “I exercised this obsession in several gut renovations and when we sold each apartment in one day I thought, maybe there is something there.”