AD Answers Cardi B: The Designers Who Can Create Your Dream Home – Architectural Digest Magazine answers the rap superstar’s Instagram plea for decor advice. Cardi B solicited a plea for decorative help via her Instagram story. “I need suggestions on home interior designers,” the rap superstar wrote. And AD magazine replied: “though she is surely being inundated with suggestions from her 76.9 million followers, AD happens to have a bit of expertise on the subject. Consider this us throwing our proverbial hat into the ring—Cardi, we are here to help (and not at all to beg for a cameo in your next splashy music video). Here are five potential designers we think could make her dream home sing.”
New York– and Los Angeles–based designer Alex P. White knows how to cultivate a mood in his interiors. With his background in fine art, and often inspiration drawn from vintage rooms, White’s style is expertly ’70s glam with a contemporary twist. Joining forces with Cardi could only yield one thing—a home that would rival the drama of even her most animated music video sets. Sure, White would likely forgo a châteauesque McManse, but as a master of mood lighting and striking furniture silhouettes, perhaps the two would make a perfect creative pair.
As mother to the ever-stylish Kulture Kiari, Cardi will surely eschew a traditional toy-filled kid’s room. And designer Sally Breer knows how to make a children’s room as chic as any other. Breer unveiled a fabulous Napa Valley family home in this month’s AD, which she designed for a couple and their two young sons. In one boy’s room, above, kaleidoscopic dinosaur-patterned wallpaper becomes the bright backdrop for a Serena & Lily caned daybed filled with piles of vibrant pillows. A pink-and-white zebra-print rug pumps up the drama—and there’s nary a Lego in sight.
What do Cher, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kylie Jenner have in common? Designer to the stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard masterminded their eye-popping interiors. Cardi B’s star is on the rise, and she’s known to love the opulent, art-filled look for which Bullard is recognized. Cardi recently spent time at a modern-looking home with a contemporary, floating staircase. It’s certain that Bullard can make a home’s statement architecture shine, from the distinct archways at his hideaway in Palm Springs to the sleek entry stair at Kylie’s Hidden Hills pad.
Monet Masters and Tavia Forbes, who run Atlanta-based Forbes+Masters, are known for their glamorous, bold spaces. No project is cookie-cutter, and the design duo pride themselves on getting to know a client’s style before embarking on a decor scheme. For Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss’s poolhouse, Forbes+Masters concocted a lacquered karaoke room, while for another client’s powder room, they installed a 3D-illusion wallpaper. This daring spirit could pair well with the “WAP” rapper’s eye for drama.
There are few designers whose aesthetic is as over-the-top as Canada-based Ferris Rafauli. Cardi’s dream house in Atlanta, which she bought with Offset around Christmas, certainly shows off her predilection for megamansions (and the cash flow bestowed by four number-one hits). Rafauli, who designed Drake’s monumental Toronto “pleasure dome”—a 50,000-square-foot Beaux Arts–style palace dubbed the Embassy—is as fearless as can be when it comes to scale. With shimmering chandeliers, slick marble floors, and room for Grammys, Rafauli has the superstar-artist scheme down pat, with no shortage of drip.