Design Diary: Delphine and Reed Krakoff’s Home

These photos of the New York City home of Delphine and Reed Krakoff  have been around for a while, but good design doesn’t fade. I still love the rooms. I’m not sure where their former place was, but for years I’ve saved a design tear of her child’s bedroom. (I’ll include the photo at the end of the post.) [In case you’re not fashion-y, Reed Krakoff is the President, Executive Creative Director of Coach, and he also has his own extraordinarily sky high-priced label.]

Working with architect Mark Ferguson of Ferguson & Shamamian , in 2008, the couple overhauled a seven-floor townhouse that had been subdivided into 12 separate apartments. On the website for Delphine’s interior design business, Pamplemousse Design, she refers to it as “a mansion on the Upper East Side.”  I also included a few rooms with similar pieces she designed for clients with a triplex on the Upper West Side.

In the living room, Alexander Calder’s 1971 mobile Two Black Discs and Six Othersfloats above a Jean Ary sculpture, André Dubreuil candelabras, and a Guy de Rougemont coffee table.

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A corner of the airy living room features a screen by Serge Roche.

An alternate view.

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The cubey painting is Black and White VII by Al Held in front of which is Marc Newson’s 1986 Lockheed Lounge chaise.  She seems to have also secured a similar Al Held painting for a client.

Delphine designed this living room in an Upper  West Side triplex, complete with Al Held painting similar to her own. I love that sculpture on the coffee table too.

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The upstairs sitting room features a mirrored mantel by Serge Roche, circa 1930, which he made for his own private residence. The pillows are Emilio Pucci.

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The master bedroom. The Art Deco vanity is by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and the 1920s-era bed by Jean-Michel Frank. The table is by Marc Newson. Claude Lalanne’s La Pomme Boucheapples are on the mantel.

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In the sitting room, the walls are decorated with Allan McCollum’s abstract installation Plaster Surrogates. Joris Laarman’s silver Bone chair sits in the foreground.

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Delphine leans against a 1930s Serge Roche table. In the background is Frank Stella’s 1974 painting Concentric Squares. The sconces are by Maria Pergay.

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From another angle. Great staircase; let’s see more of it . . .

One could almost call this nook cozy. Almost. If not for the mirrors, it could also seem like it was an area for storing overflow furnishings.

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The library, with a Tiffany lamp over a long table and a Marc Newson chair in the corner, is transformed into a 16-person dining room for dinner parties.

Another shot of the library, sans Delphine.

She created a library dining room for her Upper West Side triplex clients too. I’ve always loved bookshelves surrounding a dining table.

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An eat-in-kitchen with an oh-la-la dining table setup.

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The master bathroom? Looks like the powder room at a fancy department store. Odd.

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Delphine and Reed’s daughter’s room, from several years ago (I’ve forgotten which publication). I still love the curvy sconce over the bed (so sophisticated for a little girl, but pretty), the dual colored ottomans, and the Saarinen side table.

She hung a similar sconce above the Upper West Side client’s bed.

Photos 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 , 8, 9, 13  by Douglas Friedman  for Harper’s Bazaar

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