The September issue of Vogue featured a spread on Reed Krakoff and his wife, Delphine, and their extremely lavish Upper East Side brownstone. Even if you don’t know Reed Krakoff’s name, you’ve definitely seen his work. He was the creative director at Coach for many years, and is widely credited for turning the company into the mega-success that it is today. He has recently launched his own line of accessories, which are minimal and beautiful, and far more finely crafted than his previous mall wares.
But back to his home. This place is extraordinary. Not just because it is an enormous 18,000 square foot home in a very hip Manhattan neighborhood, but because the Krakoffs’ design sensibility has made it a showplace of modern and contemporary design. The couple’s art collection includes a giant painting by the reknowned Mark Rothko, and their unparalleled furniture collection includes pieces from Emilio Pucci and Georges Jacob.
Their home is decorated with a quirky eclecticism that includes every possible time period and melds them together seamlessly. As an interior designer, Delphine Krakoff has been able to collect everything from Tiffany lamps to Marc Newson’s famed Orgone chair. Looking at the place, you would never guess that it had been a fixer upper. Delphine Krakkof told Vogue, “We were looking for a house that needed a lot of work. Something that would scare a lot of people! That’s what we love to doÃ¢â‚¬â€it’s what we do best.” Indeed.