Rocker turned interior designer Lenny Kravitz has garnered quite a reputation for over-the-top decor consisting of ornate prints, animal skins, embellished wallpaper, and other elements that have contributed to his signature "Bordello Modern" style. His newest work for Kartell reinterprets Philippe Starck's classic Mademoiselle chair with faux fur; his geometric wall tiles for the Italian producer LEA Ceramiche could turn an average old living room into a recording studio. So when the 47-story Miami condo building Paramount Bay announced that Kravitz would do up its interiors, any reasonable person would have assumed a big, bad, and bold design.
Not the case, apparently: a recent preview on Elledecor.com reveals just how subdued Paramount Bay is, with a minimalist front desk flanked by two giant slabs of marble and a lobby appointed with neutral, low-slung furnishings. Come to think of it, Paramount Bay actually looks a lot like Kravitz's former Manhattan pad, which he recently sold to fellow crooner Alicia Keys. The kids' arts and crafts area is another story entirely, though—check out the colorful, retro space below.
· Tour a 47-Floor Tower With Interiors by Leny Kravitz [Elle Decor]
· All Lenny Kravitz coverage [Curbed National]