Having studied French at an early age, Kim trained in art and design in New York, then moved to Paris for a decade, attended the Sorbonne then started her profession working as a style and home furnishings editor for the magazine La Maison de Marie Claire while refining her design sensibilities. After returning to the United States, she continued her career as a decorating and interior design editor and photo stylist and also established a decorating business.
As a home furnishings editor, in addition to creating and producing design stories, she styled for photography upscale homes, restaurants, trains (The Orient Express) to name a few, for features in various magazines. Meanwhile, she traveled extensively, returning to France on a regular basis, continuing to integrate the influences of French culture and style into her personal and professional life.
Kim in Paris, 1972.
Kim in Paris, 2018.