Solange Knowles and son Julez,7, were photographed in their Brooklyn home for the latest issue of Elle magazine.
Solange moved to New York last fall to be closer to her family— sister Beyoncé and daughter Blue often stop by for family dinners and parties. The DJ, musician, and model loves to throw parties in her brownstone, which she shares with her video-director boyfriend, Alan Ferguson.
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.~Elle, September 2012