Week of May 25, 2020 – Concert Series

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week

As we approach June, its hard not to reflect on the artistic excitement that usually follows suit. It’s a time that is typically marked by our favorite musicians touring, the beginning of outdoor concert season, and annual Jazz festivals that occupy many of the world’s most popular cities. Though we will miss out on the musical fun this year, it’s a great opportunity to pick up an instrument and start honing your own skills. Maybe, you’ll even learn to play the one song you were dying to see live. Take a look at this week’s Top 5 Design Blog for some design inspiration taken straight from the music industry!

1. Red Bull Doesn’t Just Give You Wings

Inside the Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal, Azure

Known for being an energy drink manufacturer and a magnate in extreme sports, Red Bull doesn’t only churn out drinks and the best athletes. They also have had several music academies that give young musicians a platform to make themselves known. Browse through Red Bull’s Montreal based music academy that features contemporary décor and innovative wall paterns that are meant to let creativity flow.

2. A Musician’s Sleepaway Camp

HGA creates cedar-clad cottages for classical musicians in Vermont,  dezeen

Modeled after Cape Cod style homes, these Vermont mountain cabins were constructed for the purpose of housing musicians for the Marlboro Music School and Festival that dates back to 1951.  The raw timber ceiling contrasted against the slate floors offer the notion of increased natural light in an area where shade from trees may seem omnipresent. Take a look to see the simple yet elegant features these cabins offer.

3.  Creative Niche

Set Foot Onto Lenny Kravitz’s Otherworldly Brazilian Compound, Architectural Digest

As a Grammy Award winning musician and renowned designer, one might find it surprising Lenny Kravitz’s creative niche lies in the countryside of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. His Brazilian getaway is outfitted with an eclectic mix of contemporary décor that is inspired by Brazil’s idyllic nature and
mestiço culture.  Check out more to see why this property is a big part of Kravtiz’s creative processes.

4. My Cherie Amour

A Music-Inspired Boutique Hotel in Paris, design milk

Inspired by the musical decades of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, this Parisian boutique hotel offers a truly immersive experience that allows you to dive right into the music scene. All 32 rooms are decorated with their own individualized décor, creating contemporary spaces that would be hard to find any where else. Check it out for some stylish variations that will leave you in awe.

5. An A-Lister’s Rustic Row House

Musician Norah Jones Lists Her Radiant Cobble Hill Home for $8M, dwell

Though this rowhome may be located in the bustling streets of New York City, the interior decoration and detail offer a getaway back to Norah Jones Texas roots. From the island’s distressed paint job, wooden ceiling, and terra cotta style backsplash, this home provides a rustic feel that is to die for. Browse through more for some inspiration for your home design projects.


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