The Look: Solange Knowles' Brooklyn Home

October 12, 2012 | Alex

As promised in my earlier post  on style icon, Solange Knowles, here's another installation of The Look. Let's explore how to imitate elements of Solange's pitch perfect Carroll Gardens home! The key to Solange's style?

  • Mix-and-matched textiles in bold patterns, with a healthy dose of traditional tribal patterns (both African and Turkish-inspired.)
  • Color! Jewel-toned brights and ethereal pastels.
  • Industrial iron and wood furniture with hints of mid-century modernism.
  • Unique personal touches, like flea market art and delicate ceramics.

The Inspiration: Living

Knowles' Carroll Gardens Apt. Photo Credit: Paul Costello. via Elle Magazine

Knowles' Carroll Gardens Apt. Photo Credit: Paul Costello. via Elle Magazine

The Look: Living

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Sources

  1. Modern Original Abstract Painting No. 70, Adriane Duckworth @Etsy - $125
  2. Boy in the Orange Bowtie Canvas Print, Kiki and Polly @Etsy - $35
  3. Metallic Faux Knit Pattern Pillow, West Elm - $29
  4. Adelaide Sofa, Gus Modern (via Bobby Berk Home) - $1,999
  5. Redwood Burl Coffee Table, Driftwood Decor @Etsy -$1,400
  6. ZigZag Rug  (Espresso, Ivory, Flax), West Elm - $279 (5x8)
  7. Josef Albers, Portfolio 2, Folder 21, A, One Kings Lane - no longer available (See similar geometric-inspired art here  and here.)

After the jump, see how I recreate Solange's Bedroom and Dining Room.

The Inspiration: Bedroom

 

Knowles' Carroll Gardens Apt. Photo Credit: Paul Costello. via Elle Magazine

Knowles' Carroll Gardens Apt. Photo Credit: Paul Costello. via Elle Magazine

The Look: Bedroom

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Sources

  1. Kensington Iron Bed  (Queen), Garnet Hill - $898 
  2. Halo Chandelier, Anthropologie - $298
  3. Allegra Hicks Butterfly Pillow Cover, West Elm - $29
  4. Blue/Grey Mother Child Pillow, Jonathan Adler - $98
  5. 8' 1 x 9' 7 Red Kilim Rug, ESaleRugs.com (For a budget-friendly version, check out West Elm's Albertina Rug, 5x8, $229 or explore their Found Shop)
  6. Dutch Wax Ottoman, Anthropologie - no longer available (A similar fabric for a DIY version is available here.)

Not pictured: West Elm's Cotton Canvas Window Panel  ($24-$39) and Industrial Pipe Rod  ($69-$99)

The Inspiration: Dining

Knowles' Carroll Gardens Apt. Photo Credit: Paul Costello. via Elle Magazine

Knowles' Carroll Gardens Apt. Photo Credit: Paul Costello. via Elle Magazine

The Look: Dining

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Sources

  1. Honeycomb Glass Pendant Shade, Urban Outfitters - $69
  2. "Young Black Couple Dancing Like Mad in the Center of Dance Floor at the Savoy Hotel," Art.com - from $79.99
  3. Escontria Dinnerware, Anthropologie - $14-$20
  4. Orbit Arm Chair, CB2 - $129 (See also West Elm's Klismos Dining Chair.)
  5. Recycled Glass Jugs, West Elm - $19-$29
  6. Nifty Napkins, Anthropologie - $32
  7. 60" x 30" Contemporary Hairpin Dining Table, Union Furnishings @Etsy - $580

Not pictured: West Elm's Modernist Bowls and Anthropologie's Soda-Lime Pitcher