9 Edgy Rooms With Rock-Star Appeal
Rock stars are a particular breed of stardom. Sure, they live the lifestyle of the rich and famous, but they have an edge and a casual appeal that make them both larger than life and yet incredibly down-to-earth.
Maybe their unfussy, almost childlike sense of style is a reminder of our younger wilder years. One thing is for sure: The aesthetics that they’ve curated both in their personal styles and in their homes is at once very untraditional yet timeless. Rock stars’ homes, just like their owners, are at once mystifying and strangely appealing.
There’s a certain common thread among the homes of rock royalty: vintage rugs, midcentury furniture, and guitars. Lots of guitars. To demystify the rocker-chic look, we’ve rounded up offbeat rooms from the homes of our favorite rock musicians. Keep scrolling for a tour of ritzy rock-star rooms.
Broken cymbals repurposed as sconces might be the cleverest DIY we’ve seen all year, and it’s perfectly fitting for Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman’s music room.
After a series of disastrous stunts with interior designers, Benji Madden of Good Charlotte chose to tackle the design of his Los Angeles home himself, which makes us all the more impressed by his seemingly endless talents.
This room is the perfect elevated version of a jam room. Vintage kilim rugs, pared-back furniture, eye-catching art, and, of course, amplifiers. We’re unsure of who’s home this is, but one thing is certain: This owner enjoys midcentury modern design and playing guitar. We’re taking guesses.
Being the wife of a rock star, interior designer Amber Lewis is no stranger to rock ’n’ roll, which is why she was the perfect candidate to design the home of Susan and Timmy Anderson, respectively a trend forecaster and music producer (head of A&R at Capitol Records) and a co-founding member of Ima Robot.
Andrew Bird’s home, which he shares with his wife, designer Katherine Tsina, and their son in Los Angeles, is serene with a subtle edge, just like his music. We’re really digging the play teepee.
Life on the road is hard, and we can’t think of anything better after months of touring than unwinding in a dreamy soak tub like the one in Coldplay’s Jonny Buckland’s bathroom, which was designed by Ashe + Leandro.
It’s completely normal to have art featuring industry peers in the musical world. Adam Levine features an oversize portrait of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg in his Hollywood Hills lounge room.
Clearly a kid at heart (or “kidult”), Pharrell Williams has an extensive art collection that includes many pieces by Takashi Murakami and Kidrobot.
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