25-year-old American fashion model Gigi Hadid recently gave a virtual tour of her newly renovated apartment in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. She turned it into a stylish yet weird wonderland. On the one hand, it's full of chaotic energy, good vibes, and awesome features. On the other hand, some people think it's a bit bizarre.
Social media’s abuzz with talks about her multi-million-dollar apartment that she spent a whole year designing and decorating herself. The model’s apartment also caught the eye of comedian and podcaster Cait Raft who walked us through Hadid’s bizarre interior design choices that somehow seem to work. (Sometimes.) Read on for Bored Panda's interview about Hadid's renovation with Cait who also discusses other celebrity real estate and interior design choices on her gossip podcast “Hot and Rich.”
And have a look for yourselves at the photos that Hadid shared and let us know what you think, dear Pandas. Especially about the pasta-filled cabinets and the giant yellow pen. (Personally, I love all of the bold and bright colors but far from everyone agrees!)
"The thing that first caught my eye was the rainbow pasta cabinet doors. It haunts me. There’s something so completely wrong about it. It’s like a college dorm cafeteria from 2002. It’s such a boldly wrong design choice that I almost respect it. It’s like she had the option between black and white cabinets and she said, 'No, give me rainbow pasta.' Maybe she’s a genius," Cait told us about what stood out for her the most in Hadid's apartment.
In the celeb expert's opinion, the design choices that Hadid made indicate that she's a free spirit. "I’m sure there were a ton of people who tried to talk her out of the billiard ball countertop basket or the mismatched set of living room skis but Gigi held her own. I like it when a young woman isn’t afraid to go boldly in the direction of her dreams. Even if those dreams end up manifesting in the form of a bad college-dorm-with-an-unlimited-budget design aesthetic," Cait said.
But what would she change in Hadid's apartment if she could alter anything? Well, Cait had some ideas. "I would encourage Gigi to double down on her chosen aesthetic. I’d say, 'Go full TGIFridays with it.' Let’s nail some novelty license plates to the wall. Let’s taxidermy a fish and cover it in glitter. I think she can’t just go halfway and put one giant pen in a corner. Let’s get a whole giant pen basket. A giant ruler, a giant protractor. Her bathroom is too tame compared to the rest of the house, I’d add a cave or a waterfall in there. She has the money, she could make this a full-on theme park if she wanted to."
Social media users were divided about what to think of Hadid’s apartment. Some people really disliked her design choices and sense of style while others thought that the apartment looks great.
According to Elle and the New York Post, Hadid owns two units in her building that she allegedly plans to combine. She bought her first 2-bedroom apartment for 3.97 million dollars in 2015 and she bought the second 3-bedroom unit for 5.82 million dollars in December 2018.
The apartment that Hadid showcased on her Instagram account is most likely the second one. It’s fancy through and through: it also has a private terrace with a barbecue grill, a fire pit, and even an outdoor fridge.