Famous Musicians in Harmony With Their Homes

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Adam Levine living room
Roger Davies/Architectural DigestThe living room of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine caters to the 1940s ranch-style home's expansive views.
By Alyssa Bird

These 16 talented performers are as creative at home as they are onstage. Tour the impressive pads behind the legends, culled from AD's archives.

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Famous Musicians in Harmony With Their Homes
Lionel Richie enlisted architect Robert Attree and designers Peter Schifando and J. Jonathan Joseph to renovate his Italian Renaissance Revival home in Beverly Hills, which had been designed for Carrie Guggenheim in 1929 by architects Harry Koerner and William J. Gage. The singer-­songwriter used his extensive travels as inspiration for the decor of the house, which he sees as a respite from his chaotic schedule. “With my career, I have to get on a plane every other week,” says Richie. “So when people ask, ‘Where do you go for vacation?’ I say, ‘I go home.’ ” (May 2007)
Photo: Jim McHugh
A series of limestone terraces—including one with a serene pool and a stone poolhouse -- are softened by cypress and magnolia trees and a profusion of Iceberg roses in the
rear garden.
Photo: Mary E. Nichols
Richie displays an assortment of his awards on oak bookcases in the library, where two Italian rococo painted and gilded chairs flank a velvet sofa, adding to the warmth of the room.
Photo: Mary E. Nichols
For Mariah Carey’s New York triplex, AD100 designer Mario Buatta crafted a luxurious sanctuary where the singer can get away from the busy streets below. “I wanted to create a background for Mariah’s own glamour,” says Buatta. “She exudes glamour -- and sex appeal, too. She has incredible charisma.” Carey is shown in the living room, which is decorated in neutral tones, accented by a tiger stripe velvet. (November 2001)
Photo: Scott Frances
Glamour takes the shape of a multitiered palm-­frond chandelier in the entrance hall, which also features a center table with a gilded base, and bronze­ inlaid limestone.

Photo: Scott Frances

Soft lighting creates a welcoming environment in the living room, while a Coromandel screen adds a focal point behind the curved sectional sofa.
Photo: Scott Frances
In London, AD100 architect Lee F. Mindel of Shelton, Mindel & Associates partnered with restoration architect Anthony Close­ Smith to renovate the 18th-­century townhouse that Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, call home. A Picasso takes center stage above the living room fireplace, while the Matisse prints that line the paneled wall and the Yves Klein low tables add pops of color. (May 2010)
Photo: Derry Moore
A large skylight, visible from the rear garden, was installed to help illuminate the ground floor, which houses the family room, dining room, and kitchen.

Photo: Derry Moore

The new skylight brightens the ground­floor dining area, and the floor­to­ceiling windows and French door in the family room offer views of the lower garden. When designing the ground level, Mindel recalls, “We asked ourselves, ‘How can we make each room seem spacious and connected to the outdoors?’ ”
Photo: Derry Moore

Tina Turner escapes to her Mediterranean­style villa on the French Riviera when she needs to decompress. “It’s very harmonious here, very soul-­healing,” says the singer. (March 2000)

Photo: Jim McHugh

The pool terrace, perched high above the sea, was inspired by the ruins of a classical temple.

Photo: Mary E. Nichols

Singer-­songwriter John Legend at home in the Hollywood Hills. To update the 1960s house and create a loftlike interior, Legend and his wife, model Christine Teigen, hired Don Stewart of Desiderata Design. (March 2013)
Photo: Roger Davies

Stewart made the home conducive to the indoor­outdoor lifestyle the couple loves. Armchairs by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia lend a whimsical touch to the rear terrace.

Photo: Roger Davies
Rift­cut teak cabinetry and basalt counters and floor tiles contribute to the casual­chic vibeof the home.
Photo: Roger Davies
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne called on friend and AD100 designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to decorate their home in the gated community of Hidden Hills, California. In the foyer, leather ­upholstered porter’s chairs flank a 19th ­century French table displaying a bronze sculpture by Marc Quinn. Bullard calls the style “very them. Easygoing but still opulent -- with a little rock-­star edge thrown in.” (June 2011)
Photo: Roger Davies

The musician’s gold and platinum albums line the stairway to the home’s recording studio.

Photo: Roger Davies

Sheryl Crow poses with a Yamaha baby grand piano in the entry of the Hollywood Hills home that she shares with her two sons. (March 2011)

Photo: Jim McHugh

The living room reflects the eclectic style that runs throughout the 1926 Spanish Colonial hacienda. “On the road I’m always on the lookout for great things,” says the singer­-songwriter. “I’m a collector of oddities.”

Photo: Jim McHugh

Dark shelving delivers a sense of coziness in the library, which features a pair of club chairs found at a Paris flea market.
Photo: Roger Davies

Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine refurbished a 1940s ranch-­style residence perched high in the Hollywood Hills. Designer MarkHaddawy helped Levine decorate the home so that it serves as a true reflection of the musician’s personality and taste. “Furnishing a home is no different than going into the studio and making music,” Levine says. “You want to make sure you’ve pared down all the extra details so that in the end, every stitch has a context uniquely yours.” (March 2012)

Photo: Roger Davies

The living room, which caters to the expansive views, contains a Dunbar sofa, a Stilnovo floor lamp, a Jean Prouvé cocktail table, a Hans J. Wegner Ox chair, and a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe daybed.

Photo: Roger Davies

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