Kendall Jenner has revealed how she combats her anxiety in her serene Los Angeles mansion, where she paints, meditates, and enjoys sound baths in her backyard.
The 24-year-old model, who has struggled with anxiety and panic attacks since she was a child, gave a tour of her new Mediterranean-style home for Architectural Digest, explaining how she spent an entire year renovating the rooms to create the perfect zen escape.
‘The overall vibe that I was going for was really peaceful,’ she said of the property, which is featured in the magazine’s August issue. ‘I wanted to feel super calm. You’re kind of up in the mountains up here and surrounded by a lot of nature, so I also wanted to feel open.’
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Welcome: Kendall Jenner has revealed how she combats her anxiety in her serene Los Angeles home while giving a tour for Architectural Digest
Art therapy: Kendall’s entryway features a $750,000 James Turrell art installation that emits a calming pink light that can be used while meditating
One of the standout pieces in Kendall’s home is her glowing pink wall sculpture by artist James Turrell that she had installed in the entryway.
‘I’m very proud of it,’ she said. ‘I have always wanted a James Turrell, so I was really excited when I got it. It’s so peaceful and calming, and he actually makes these pieces to meditate in front of.’
‘It’s actually called Scorpius, and I’m a Scorpio,’ she added.
Titled Scorpius, Medium Elliptical Glass, the art installation was priced at $750,000 when she purchased it from Pace Gallery earlier this year, and she isn’t the only one in the family who is a fan of his work.
Kendall’s brother-in-law Kanye West donated $10 million to the artist last year to help him complete his Roden Crater installation.
In the moment: The reality star made sure there were no TVs put in her formal living room so she can have ‘deep talks’ with her friends and family
Favorite place: Kendall converted her home movie theater into an art studio where she paints to calm her anxiety, saying she considers it ‘a form of therapy’
Walking into her formal living room, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said she made sure there were no TVs put in there so she can have ‘deep talks’ with her friends and family.
‘We actually hang out in here more than I thought I would. I usually have the fire going, whether it’s winter, summer, fall, spring, whenever it is,’ she said of the cozy room.
After a year of living in the home, she converted her home movie theater into an art studio where she paints to calm her anxiety. She explained that she was ‘really stressed out’ and ‘working a lot’ when she came up with the idea.
‘Me and my friends used to go in the backyard and paint,’ she recalled. ‘I was like, I do that all the time, and I don’t really use this room as a theater so much. So I converted it and I love it.’
Kendall noted she was in there the night before painting, but she admitted she isn’t much of an artist. Painting is just something that is really therapeutic for her.
Doing it for fun: The model shared that she was in the room painting the night before, but she admitted she’s not the best artist
Keeping clean: Kendall’s assistants bought her a painter’s jumpsuit with her name on the back to wear when she is painting
She has it all: The room is filled with paints, canvases, brushes, easels, and a work station
‘I’m not good at painting, but I thoroughly enjoy it, and I consider it a form of therapy,’ she said. ‘So I love coming in here and just vibing out and making really horrible things. But it honestly lets a lot out of me.’
The benefit of art therapy is that it can calm the nervous system, according to PsychCentral. When you are focused on creating, your attention shifts away from your worrisome thoughts and fears.
Kendall also mentions meditation numerous times throughout the house tour, and with all of her fireplaces and cozy couches, she has plenty of places to do it.
The entrance to her master suite had a ‘little sitting area’ where she likes to hang out in front of the double-sided fireplace.
‘I usually come in here and meditate, chill out, zone out,’ she explained.
Works of art: Kendall’s paintings are hanging up on the wall next to her work station. ‘I love coming in here and just vibing out and making really horrible things,’ she said
Kendall’s bedroom is filled with hidden copper energy rings that create ‘a positive field of natural life force energy’ inside their circle.
While the benefits are not scientifically proven, they are said to help relieve headaches, help with focus, and clear thoughts, among other things.
The reality star keeps two of them on an ottoman at the foot of her bed, and also has the rings placed on top of her lamps, and around her glass water containers on her nightstand.
‘Everybody always asks me what these are. Not exactly sure what they’re supposed to be good for, but someone told me to get them,’ she admitted. ‘I don’t know. I feel good around them, so I’m assuming they’re doing something.’
One of the most peaceful areas in Kendall’s home is her spa-like master bathroom, which has a giant gold tub fit for a queen.
Safe space: ‘I usually come in here and meditate, chill out, zone out,’ she said of sitting area in her master suite
Going with it: Kendall’s bedroom is filled with hidden copper energy rings, though she admitted she’s not entirely sure what they do
Rings of copper: She keeps them on an ottoman at the foot of her bed, on top of her lamps, and around her glass water containers on her nightstand. ‘I feel good around them,’ she said
‘I get a lot of love for my gold tub. I’d say at least three times a week I’m in this tub,’ she said. ‘It’s my favorite.’
Kendall’s final stop on her home tour is her backyard, which is surrounded by nature and makes her feel like she is out of LA. She has vintage quilts that she will lay on the grass so she and her friends can ‘chill’ and ‘meditate.’
‘I did a sound bath out here the other day,’ she noted. ‘It’s really so nice.’
The ancient wellness practice is a meditative experience in which people are ‘bathed’ in sound waves produced by healing instruments such as gongs and singing bowls.
In a clinical study examining the offers of sound meditation, participants reported significant reductions in tension, anger, fatigue, and depressed mood.
Luxury: Kendall spends three nights a week relaxing in her gold tub in her master bathroom
Keeping calm: Kendall recently had a sound bath in her backyard. The ancient wellness practice is a meditative experience in which people are ‘bathed’ in sound waves
Film stars Charlize Theron and Robert Downey Jr are said to be fans, and Meghan Markle has reportedly taken Prince Harry to sessions.
Kendall recently opened up about the ‘crazy panic attacks’ she suffered years ago before seeking help for her anxiety.
During an interview with Good Morning America in May, she revealed that she first experienced anxiety symptoms as a little girl and turned to her mother, Kris Jenner, for help.
‘I was really, really young and I remember feeling like I couldn’t breathe and running to my mom and being like: “Mom, I feel like I can’t breathe. Something must be wrong,”‘ she shared.
The model said that her mom ‘of course took me to a bunch of doctors just to make sure it was all OK physically, and I was. But no one ever told me that I had anxiety.’
It wasn’t until her anxiety returned years later that she was able to get help.
‘Maybe like three years ago, four years ago, it came back completely full on and I would have crazy panic attacks and finally I kind of got the information that I needed about it,’ she said of the difficult time in her life.