It was always going to be unlikely Kanye West would be picking up a wilted bunch of petrol station tulips on his way home for Kim Kardashian-West’s birthday.
Instead, the 41-year-old rapper showed off his artistic nature, with a voluminous floral arrangement which wouldn’t have looked out of place in a modern art exhibit.
With dark, vivid shades of pink and purple, the blooms looked more like fantastical, fluffy birds swooping this way and that; no doubt enchanting their three young children.
The most beautiful birthday flowers in the world!!!!! I have the sweetest most creative husband! Thank you babe love you so much!!! pic.twitter.com/hpv8HFH6kQ
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 20, 2018
Taking to Twitter, a clearly thrilled Kim shared a video which showed the blooms filling the room like gorgeous storm clouds; while light jazz music gently played on the piano.
The delighted birthday girl – who turns 38 today – tweeted:
The most beautiful birthday flowers in the world!!!!! I have the sweetest most creative husband! Thank you babe love you so much!!!
Kanye continued to make old romantics melt over Twitter after sharing further footage of the dreamlike scene:
@KimKardashian You’re stunning.
I will keep trying to make things that can express how beautiful you are inside and out and how much I love you and our family.
@KimKardashian You’re stunning.
I will keep trying to make things that can express how beautiful you are inside and out and how much I love you and our family pic.twitter.com/RurDAmLrwe
— ye (@kanyewest) October 20, 2018
Twitter quickly became divided. Half of Kimye fans were blubbing with emotion at the romance of it all, while the rest were a little puzzled by one aspect of the video in particular: Where has all the furniture gone?
The room with the flowers in it is absolutely huge, but completely bare aside from the piano, statue and of course the flowers. The walls and floor are white, with one piece of black and white art hanging on the wall.
Anyone who has ever visited a family home with little kids has been left surprised by the vast, empty amount of space; prompting the inevitable question: Are the Kardashian-Wests shoving their belongings in a messy cupboard under the stairs?
One confused person tweeted:
Did y’all just move in?
Babe u ok? Need sum furniture?
Some people likened the minimalist home decor to ‘purgatory’, while others said it was a ‘depressing bare house’.
Flowers are beautiful. I'm just wondering where everything else is… pic.twitter.com/ObL213A9M3
— HueThi (@huethic) October 20, 2018
What happened to yo’ furniture, cuz?! pic.twitter.com/KCwlx52v0T
— Alexandra👑 (@SmilesMiles21) October 20, 2018
What the the purpose of this room why is your house always empty BUY A CHAIR
— Stephanie 👩🍳🍷 (@SpinCityBitch) October 21, 2018
Girl do you want me to go furniture shopping with you because that house is so bare.
— Mark (@Mark_Tyson) October 20, 2018
So let me get this straight, people see a 45 second video of 1 room and now the entire house is bare? Really? OMG! Can y'all just mind ya damn business PLEASE?! They are not thinking about you! #getoveryourselves #beautifulflowers
— Quincy Perkins (@qdpie1) October 21, 2018
Back in April 2018, Kanye tweeted pictures of their palatial 15,700-square-foot home; comparing the overall aesthetic to the notorious ‘sunken place’ from Get Out.
Describing the look of the mansion as ‘monastery chic’, interior designer Ana Cummings of ANA Interiors told Realtor:
It’s a cross between the simplicity of Zen paired with Vatican-styled lines. If Giorgio Armani designed a shrine in Kyoto, it would look like Kim and Kanye’s [home].
Terri Fiori from Fiori Interior Design added:
My initial reaction was that I felt like I was peeking into a monastery, The space lacks warmth.
My life is chaotic, so my home is supersimple. Everything has to be clean. No clutter.
I can’t have a full phone. At the end of the day, I delete everything that’s not a current conversation. If I need some information, then I keep it. If not, it has to be deleted. I can’t see too much noise.
As somebody who currently has over ten thousand unread emails in my inbox and a ‘clothes pile chair’ I must say I kind of weirdly admire her philosophy.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.