HOUSE TOUR: NEW YORK’S MUSEUM MILE HAS NOTHING
When you own a brilliant collection of blue-chip contemporary art, assembled slowly and deliberately with your heart as well as with your head (the elusive true collector),
it can be difficult to create a setting with the aesthetic brio to match.
A pair of 1960s chairs from John Salibello is in a Manuel Canovas fabric,
the custom sofas are covered in Holland & Sherry fabrics,
and the Karl Springer cocktail table (foreground) is from Mantiques Modern;
the 1960s stainless steel chairs and cube are by Maria Pergay, the table lamps are by Andrea Koeppel, and the curtains are of a Manuel Canovas silk-cotton blend;
the artworks on the wall are by (from left) Richard Prince, Rudolf Stingel,
George Condo, and Elizabeth Peyton MUSEUM .
But this native Manhattanite in her 50s did not have to look far to find a simpatico partner: Interior designer extraordinaire Alex Papachristidis has been a family friend since childhood. They both grew up in (perhaps unsurprisingly) art-filled households on the Upper East Side during the late 1970s. In fact, it was she who, during college, told Papachristidis that he should become a decorator. “It was so obvious to me,” she says, decades later. “And now, the really beautiful thing is that everything has come full circle.”
On the opposite end of the living room, paintings by Richard Prince (left) and John Currin hang on either side of the door to the library. The custom glazed-ceramic Eve Kaplan console is from Gerald Bland, and the vintage Jacques Quinet games table and chairs, in an Edelman leather, are from Bernd Goeckler. รับออกแบบบ้าน