See The Homes Of Tiffany & Co’s Reed Krakoff
Delphine and Reed Krakoff are legendary for their exquisite taste. They’re not only a power couple in the glamorous design world — he, chief artistic officer at Tiffany & Co., and she, a successful interior designer — but at home, their style is equally revered by friends and acquaintances. In their first book, Houses That We Dreamt Of, they take readers through the diverse and eclectic homes they’ve lived in. Their affinity for quality antiques and contemporary art creates some truly magical and one-of-a-kind spaces. Take a peek at a few of the stunning homes included in the book.
Hamptons Summer Home
The entryway of their East Hamptons home strikes a more traditional tone than they’re known for. Vintage Tiffany lights hang here and in the dining room beyond, while 200-year-old oak herringbone floors were installed throughout.
A flock of sheep by artist François-Xavier Lalanne watch over a Louis XV limestone mantel.
In the sunny sitting room, an exotic vibe takes center stage — an elephant trunk coffee table and bronzed crocodile chair strike an unexpected tone.
In the conservatory, a stainless-steel Harry Bertoia willow sculpture brings the outside in.
Louis XVI Hotel Particulier
The Krakoff’s Paris home is nestled behind an imposing gate in the Left Bank neighborhood of Saint-Germain de Pres. In the entry hall, the soaring 20-foot ceilings are highlighted by an installation of Allan McCollum’s 144 Plaster Surrogates (1989). A few more Lalanne sheep keep watch!
For their winding four-floor staircase, industrial designer Joris Laarman custom designed this scrolling plaster variation of his iconic Ivy design to work with the curve and rise of the stairwell.
In the library, a sculptural lighting installation by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec hangs above a spacious library table — the perfect spot for spreading out a few coffee table books to gather inspiration.
Though the furniture in this room is a grocery list of designer pieces — a Jean-Michel Frank table, a Carlo Bugatti sellette, and an Ivan da Silva Bruhns rug — a neutral palette unities them.
In the adjoining sitting room, classical architecture gets a modern update thanks to a few contemporary pieces. A fantastical Mattia Bonetti console and spiralling Emilia Terry carpet anchor the room.
On the other side of the room, an eye-catching Damien Hirst painting fills out a collection of art, including pieces by Frank Stella, Harumi Nakashima, and Charlotte Perriand, among others.
Palm Beach Getaway
In their modernist Palm Beach house, humor and wit abound. Hidden behind a painting that reads, “désolé pas de télé” is in fact a large TV.
Here is the main gallery of their Connecticut compound, affectionately known as Le Beau Chateau, which had languished on the real estate market for nine years. Previously owned by an eccentric and reclusive heiress, the Krakoffs renovated it top to bottom, including the outside.
The oversized lamp in the library is by British artist Paul Cocksedge, while a teak daybed by Pierre Jeanneret is the perfect spot to while away an afternoon reading.
The Krakoff’s dining room is a study in contrasts. A site-specific wall sculpture by Erwan and Ronan Bourroullec is adapted to every new space it hangs, bringing it new life each time.
The cut-out shape of the trompe l’oeil table, by Dutch group Demakersvan, actually curves around to the other side, mimicking the swooping staircase.
Echoing the installation in their Paris home, the family room of one of their New York townhouses features a wall of an Allan McCollum installation piece, in addition to a collection of Hans Coper ceramics, all balanced out by a traditional Edwardian marble mantel.