Solange Knowles and her son in her Brooklyn brownstone's bedroom. (Paul Costello/Elle)
Her home features art she's picked up in New York and Texas. (Paul Costello/Elle)
After moving from Los Angeles to New York a year ago, Solange Knowles didn't do the Manhattan thing like her famous sister and brother-in-law, Beyonce and Jay-Z. Instead, she and her family took up residence in the hipper-by-the-minute borough of Brooklyn. The 26-year-old musician, DJ, and model now resides in the eclectic neighborhood of Carroll Gardens along with her boyfriend, music director Alan Ferguson, and her 7-year-old son Julez. She recently opened up their brownstone to Elle.
"I had a moment when I looked at my closet and I was like, 'Whoa, I really don't have any basics.' And with my house, I wanted to find a balance of having great colors and patterns but also a really livable, warm, serene space," Knowles tells Elle.
Knowles getting ready to entertain. (Paul Costello/Elle)
Some of her party guests. (Paul Costello/Elle)
With sister Bey just across the river now, she and baby Blue Ivy are able to pop over for family dinners, though Knowles also hosts more raucous events: "My parties start off mellow," she says, "then get loud."
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