Lenny Kravitz can now add set designer to his growing resume. The singer/actor/ designer created the backdrop for Queen Latifah's new daytime talk show "The Queen Latifah Show" premiering today, September 16.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Karl Springer, Zaha Hadid and Latifah herself were all design inspiration for the project, The Hollywood Reporter wrote. "If I scan through daytime talk-show sets, I don't find much inspiring design," Kravitz told them. He prefers mod decor from the '60s and '70s, which you can see a hint of in the neutral tones and clean lines he chose for the set.
Of course, the rock star isn't new to design -- he opened Kravitz Design Inc. in 2003 and has his own lines developing Swarovski chandeliers and a modern chair for Kartell. In fact, producer for Queen's show, Jada Pinkett Smith, decided Kravitz was the man for the job after seeing luxury penthouses he completed at the SLS Hotel South Beach. And we're sure we'll see even more from him in the future. Kravitz said last year on “Fashion: Backstage Pass” that he has big plans for his company to be a lifestyle brand, similar to Ralph Lauren's.
Watch the video above to see the set of "The Queen Latifah Show" come to life.
Other celebs who dabble in design:
Is there anything he can't do? This former boy band heart-throb, turned solo singer turned actor (still heart-throb) also has a knack for interior design. Timberlake is a co-curator and designer of <a href="http://www.homemint.com/">HomeMint</a>. Just one more reason to be upset that he's officially off the market.
Alley's stint as the spokeswoman for Pier 1 Imports was no coincidence--this actress worked in interior design <em>before</em> she was casted in her debut role on Cheers. <a href="http://www.oprah.com/home/Go-Inside-Kirstie-Alleys-Kansas-Home">Her own home in Wichita, Kansas</a>, is proof of her decor skills.
Famous for his music, acting roles, his white parties and his clothing line, this mega-star also has a home collection under his clothing brand Sean John, which is sold at <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/search/search.aspx/sean-john/?sstr=sean+john&grid=20&dim=1&nty=1&">Bed Bath & Beyond</a>.
This former supermodel channeled her experience with high fashion into creating a stylish and refreshing home decor line, <a href="http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/jsp/search/results.jsp?fromSearch=true&Ntt=cindy+crawford&ruleZoneName=XGNSZone">Cindy Crawford Style for JCPenny</a>
Besides her clothing and jewelry lines, this award-winning actress also has a <a href="http://www.janeseymour.com/home.htm">home accessories line and a furniture line</a>, showing that she truly dabbles in everything. She also sells <a href="http://www.janeseymourbotanicals.com/">beautiful silk floral arrangements</a>.
<a href="http://www1.macys.com/search/results.ognc?sortOption=*&Keyword=vida&resultsPerPage=24&Action=sd&attrs=Brand:Brand:Vida+by+Eva+Mendes">Vida by Eva Mendes</a> at Macy's consists of brightly colored, patterned dinnerware that expresses this actresses Latina roots.
This Modern Family star just recently launched her line, <a href="http://www.kmart.com/sofia/dap-120000000135666">Sofia by Sofia Vergara</a> at Kmart, which is full of affordable decor for the bedroom and bath in deep purples, grays, beiges and black.
This pop superstar's design house, <a href="http://www.houseofdereon.com/bedding/">House of Dereon</a>, includes bedding and drape collections fit for a diva.
Although she doesn't have her own decor line, Paltrow claims to be obsessed with home decor. And considering her recent <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/22/gwyneth-paltrow-home-_n_1619236.html">purchase this summer of Veranda’s "House of Windsor" </a>show home, and her three other gorgeous homes, we'd have to agree.
Former Miss USA Ali Landry is passionate about home decor and prefers to put her money towards beautiful additions to her home.
We were shocked to learn this NBA star designed a line of children's furniture, <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/lebron-james-has-a-childrens-furniture-line-2010-11">Home Court by Lebron James</a>, with Ohio-based furniture company American Signature, back in 2010 when he played for the Caveliers.
This singer/songwriter has created a posh home design collection, <a href="http://www.kravitzdesign.com/">Kravitz Design</a>, which includes custom-made furniture, gorgeous Swarovski crystal lighting fixtures and daring patterned wallpaper.
Known as somewhat of a party girl, it seems fitting that Ms. Middleton has written a book on party-planning, which launches October 30. Although it's not based solely on interior design, her book, “<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Celebrate-Year-Festivities-Families-Friends/dp/0670026352">Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends</a>,” will offer a comprehensive, stress-free guide for decorating and entertaining for any occasion.
LONDON - JANUARY 17: Pippa Middleton seen walking in the street in London. Jan 17, 2012 in London.