The Most Elegant Manhattan Townhouse

This is one of my favorite homes…..It’s in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and before being a townhouse it used to be 12 separate apartments!!! This incredible place belongs to designer Reed Krakoff and his interior designer wife Delphine.

I love how she filled their home with beautiful and thoughtful pieces of art and furniture. There are pieces from Louise Nevelson, Robert Motherwell, and Joseph Beuys, names that are usually associated with museums, not homes!!! “We only buy things that to us are extraordinary,” Delphine says….. looking at those pictures one could see how each piece was carefully considered and chosen!!!

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

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

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.

In the master bedroom are an Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann vanity, a 1920s-era bed by Jean-Michel Frank, and a table by Marc Newson.

The upstairs sitting room features a mirrored mantel by Serge Roche, circa 1930, which he made for his own private residence…. and I love how the Emilio Pucci pillows add a bit of color.

 Delphine in front of Al Held’s painting Black and White VII and Marc Newson’s 1986 Lockheed Lounge chaise.

Harper’s BAZAAR.

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CFDA Awards 2012

And The Winners Are:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year: Billy Reid

Accessories Designer of the Year: Reed Krakoff

Swarovski Award For Emerging Talent in Womenswear Design: Joseph Altuzarra

Swarovski Award For Emerging Talent in Menswear Design: Phillip Lim

Swarovski Award For Emerging Talent in Accessory Design: Tabitha Simmons

I have to say that if I were to give an award to the best-dressed attendee I would give it to Joan Smalls. She looked so elegant posing with Michael Kors in his gorgeous design.

CFDA Awards 2012