Onward and upward! Kristen Doute has moved into her own Hollywood bachelorette pad since leaving the love nest she shared with ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval and she’s spilling the details of her new apartment exclusively with Us Weekly!
“This apartment is my very first space completely on my own,” the Vanderpump Rules villain tells Us. After moving out of her apartment with Sandoval in January 2014, Doute, 32, lived in a temporary apartment and crashed with current boyfriend, costar James Kennedy, before finding her new apartment in September. “It was overwhelming moving in by myself, but also so liberating. It was a blank canvas in more ways than one. Not only did I get to decorate my space however I wanted, it was also a chance to start over with new memories and new, positive energy.”
Doute stayed within her budget by incorporating personal photographs, favorite poems, DIY and flea market finds into her industrial blend décor home. “Pinterest guided me through decorating,” she reveals. “The mixed media painting above my couch, Carmen [Dickman, on-again, off-again girlfriend of Vanderpump Rules‘ costar Jax Taylor] and I painted. The canvases in my dining room I did with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge.”
Another personal touch is the chalkboard in the kitchen, where Kennedy loves to leave her little notes! “He stays over a lot, but I’m not ready to live with anyone,” the former Sur employee dishes of her boyfriend of over a year. “I think it’s important for me to really work on me. It’s proven to be healthy for our relationship.”
One more thing that’s been healthy for their relationship? “I wake up every morning with a smile on my face knowing that I no longer live in a total dump cleaning up after someone else!”
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