25-year-old supermodel Karlie Kloss began learning how to code in 2014. Since then, one of her main missions has been to help educate young women who are interested in the world of technology.
In 2016, she started the charity organisation Kode With Klossy, a coding camp and career scholarship program that works with partners like the Flatiron School to facilitate learning programs and create a community for young women in tech.
Last month, Kode With Klossy opened its first office in New York City with the help of Homepolish designer Tina Rich, who decked it out with furniture from Lulu & Georgia.
Kloss told Architectural Digest of the new space: “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.”
Take a look, below.
Rich, who worked closely with Kloss to design the space, told Business Insider that the model's personal style helped influence the final result. 'Karlie has such great style and taste and I think we created a space that is a true reflection of that. The space turned out sophisticated but still colourful and fun, which is how I came to know Karlie,' she said.
'I wanted the space to feel more residential than an office space. I wanted the meeting rooms to feel like you could live in them, and the conference room to feel like a dining room. We worked with Lulu & Georgia ... to achieve this,' she said.
'We had to work around unsightly radiators, window air conditioning units, and remnants of the previous design,' she said. 'Overall, I think we really transformed the space by swapping out most of the lighting with pendants and chandeliers.'
The kitchen had the biggest transformation. 'We weren't able to completely rip out the kitchen, so we brought in Semi-Handmade which makes cabinet doors for IKEA kitchens. We wanted to brighten up the space so we chose their simple, white cabinets doors. We swapped out the countertops and added a fun, cement tile on the face of the new island,' Rich said.
'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 told Architectural Digest.
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