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My Favorite Room | The Kaplan Twins

The pop artists, social media influencers and MTV reality show personalities mix work and life in an open-living space. Light bulbs make a big difference.

Artists, social media influencers and TV personalities Allie, left, and Lexi Kaplan have created a work studio inside their apartment.
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Much of the space is decorated with their own art work.
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Allie and Lexi Kaplan (in baby picture) keep the ashes of one of their beloved dogs.
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“We have all our art in our space and we wanted it to be very colorful and vibrant,” says Allie Kaplan.
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The sisters recently starred in the MTV reality series “Ex on the Beach.”
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Original artwork. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Original artwork. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Half the open living space has been converted into their art studio, brimming with paints, brushes and works-in-progress, while completed paintings of nude celebrities (and themselves) and an art series of internet memes fill the rest of the West Hollywood apartment.
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Work and life mix in an open living space. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
“Art changes the space; it gives it life and energy and makes it warm. I would feel really uncomfortable walking into a space that’s just white walls,” says Lexi Kaplan
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