Life for Solange Knowles looks pretty sweet. The 26 year old singer, DJ, mom, and fierce fashionista assembled Elle editor Julie Vadnal and friends for a dance party at Chateau Knowles! Shot by Paul Costello, Solange shows that her home is just as stylish as she is: each room is dazzling with bright colors and prints. Her adorable son Julez makes an appearance as well!
Vadnal gives us more scoop on Solange’s aesthetic:
In her top-floor brownstone, the decor is just as eclectic as her wardrobe. “I had a moment when I looked at my closet and I was like, ‘Whoa, I really don’t have any basics,’” Knowles says. “And with my house, I wanted to find a balance of having great colors and patterns but also a really livable, warm, serene space.” So she chose neutral basics—a clean-lined blue sofa, all-white bedding, gallery-white walls—and accessorized them with Moroccan rugs (“We bought two when we were there because they’re gorgeous and super cheap!”), embroidered pillows, a neon orange Tom Dixon coatrack, and art found on trips to Marfa, Texas, and at one of Recession Art’s regular NYC exhibitions.
Despite her wild-in-a-good-way style, when it comes to entertaining, Knowles says, “My motto is ‘Just keep it chill.’ ” Starting with the music, which tonight is a mix of Toni Braxton—Knowles mans the iTunes, naturally, making even ’90s jam “You’re Makin’ Me High” fresh again—Cam’ron, A Tribe Called Quest, and Lil Wayne.
Sounds like a dope party! Check out the full story in Elle‘s September issue, and check out more from Solange’s soiree below.
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