Rock ‘n’ Roll Decorating in LA


They paved paradise and put up a… condo building. Though in the case of the recently finished Cherokee Lofts in Los Angeles, a LEED-certified retrofit of a former recording studio is a pitch-perfect way to preserve Hollywood legacy. The former Cherokee Recording Studios, MGM Studios before it, hosted everyone from Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder to Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews. In a nod to its storied past, the developers put on an open house decorated in the styles of three other recording artists: David Bowie (awesome), Alice in Chains (okay, sure), and 30 Seconds to Mars (huh?). Sneak a peek after the jump.

Rogerio Carvalheiro for RC Design Federation tricked out a two-floor bachelor pad as an homage to the Thin White Duke. (Images via Design Milk.)

Alice in Chains suite by Dennis Design Group.

30 Seconds to Mars (you know, Jared Leto’s star vehicle with the Kanye collaboration) penthouse designed by Jennifer Siegal and Sandra Sharma.

Which one would you like to call home?