DJ, musician, model, mom and fashion icon — Solange Knowles does it all, and she knows how throw a killer party in her boho NY home. When she and her boyfriend moved to Brooklyn from LA in 2012, she knew she would miss the west coast sunshine, so she wanted to create a home that was light, bright and full of color. Her goal was to create a gathering place where she could host family dinners with her seven-year-old son, Daniel “Julez” Smith Jr. — and big sis Beyoncé and baby niece Blue.
And what’s after family dinners? Solange is also famous for her “rowdy, up to the wee hours, roll up the rug” dance parties where only the coolest of the cool musicians, designers, writers and artists are invited over for cocktails and good music. We will pull up a seat to THAT table. No, really it’s gorgeous. We want some of Solange’s style in our own home, so we took a little tour through her Brooklyn brownstone (um, thanks to Elle) and found ways you can get the look in your own!
The star’s reclaimed wood table and its metal hairpin legs give the room a sleek industrial feel. You can get a similar table from Etsy ($915) and then add some all white, modern chairs from West Elm ($79) to get that eclectic, mismatched look. We also adore all the pretty dishware on her table like these Blue Tumblers ($12) and colorful dishes, like this set shown above from Anthropologie ($10).
Solange may be famous (and loved by us) for her eclectic and wild fashion sense, but her top-floor apt is decorated a little more simply. In the interview, she laughs about the fact that she has no essentials in her wardrobe, but when it came to her home she wanted to find a balance between having vibrant colors and textures, but also having a livable warm space.
She went with neutral basics like a clean-lined blue sofa, all-white bedding and white walls, then accessorized the rooms with rugs that she bought in Morocco, embroidered pillows and art she has collected on various trips.
The good news? You don’t have to go to travel the world to get the same handmade textiles! Grab these handmade pillows from John Robshaw ($70) that complement a simple, grey modern couch ($1000). A natural table adds warmth and natural beauty to an otherwise sleek room. You can get a similar coffee table from Rocky Mountain Decor ($1300).
We love the clean feeling of her breezy bedroom with the white frame and white bedding set against colorful boho accents. Get a similar look with this Moroccan-inspired pouf ($160) and a white metal bed frame from Pottery Barn ($700). Then get ready for your own dance party with a Hand Woven Rug ($400) and a super cool neon stereo from Urban Outfitters ($40).
Solange’s motto when it comes to entertaining is to just keep things low key with good food and good (indie) music. She starts things off with the volume turned low while the group chatters about bands, blogs and little Julez.
Equally at home in the kitchen as she is behind a microphone, this hostess with the mostess likes to cook family style, although sometimes she’ll get some help from friend and Grizzly Bear bassist Chris Taylor. Amazing food like rosé-soaked peaches, prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with mint, shiitake toast and steak tartare crostini take the already hip party to a whole new level.
By the time dessert rolls around the sangria pitchers are empty, the volume’s turned up and Solange is ready to kick off her shoes and let loose on her living room’s dance floor.
How jealous are you of Solange’s fashionable and effortless entertaining style? Are you throwing any last parties before summer ends? Talk to us in the comments below!