|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.
|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."