Aside from being sister to one Miss Queen B, singer and wedding badass Solange Knowles is perhaps best know for her brilliantly vibrant and occasionally off-the-wall fashion. So we were surprised to find that a few sneak peeks inside her new New Orleans home offered up on the songstress's Instagram, @saintrecords, revealed a subdued palette and downright classic design choices.
Nubby sisal carpet and a striated and seemingly biomorphic wood piece (is it a cocktail table? a sculptural lounge chair?) appear to be taking things in an au natural, almost tropical, direction. Of course being Solange, she of the brilliant patterns couldn't resist adding a little graphic accent to her #floorcore shot with printed desert boots.
The burled wood frame is another trad choice, though the style has been having a major moment among young design fans. Elsewhere, a streamlined sectional sofa sports classic awning stripes and even more tropical vibes come courtesy of a sculptural houseplant—perhaps inspired by her recent stay in Bahia. We might suggest our new favorite green, Monstera, for a similarly Jurassic vibe.
The home itself, Curbed NOLA has been speculating, is this balconied French Quarter number, owned by fellow musician Frank Ocean, a New Orleans native. It was recently sold to a "Noble Jones Trust" for $1.375 million. Curbed points out the secret behind the cleverly disguised buyer: Noble Jones is a prominent music video director and filmmaker. The property also shares an address with Frank Ocean Touring, Inc.