Photo Courtesy of teNeues
The spectacular Paris
mansion belonging to Grammy-winning musician and producer Lenny Kravitz is featured in two luxurious new design books on the best of Parisian décor. Parisian Interiors: Bold, Elegant, Refined
by Barbara Stoetie with photos by René Stoetie from Flammarion, and Living in Style Paris
edited by Caroline Sarkozy with photos by Reto Guntli from teNeues. They both feature several pages on the rock star's eye-popping private palace.
Kravitz created his own interior design firm, Kravitz Design, Inc., to decorate the multimillion-dollar mansion built in 1928 from an 18th century model, which is known as the Hotel de Roxie after Kravitz's mother. Important artworks by the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol are set off by contemporary furnishings and classic architectural details like marble floors, oak paneling, elaborate moldings and elegant fireplaces.
Of course there are also a number of rock star flourishes including a Plexiglas grand piano, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, snakeskin upholstered dining chairs and displays of clothing worn on stage by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, James Brown and Miles Davis. The crowning touch: a rotunda room overlooking the lavish garden dominated by a massive polished steel and zebra skin bed.