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Book review: Houses That We Dreamt Of: The Interiors of Delphine & Reed Krakoff

Ivan Terestchenko



Book review: Houses That We Dreamt Of: The Interiors of Delphine & Reed Krakoff

Husband and wife Reed and Delphine Krakoff are synonymous with great design. Reed, the former executive creative director of Coach, and Delphine, the principal of Pamplemousse Design, often join forces to create impressive interiors. Their collaborative work has been featured in magazines and online, and for the first time, the pair has released a beautiful coffee-table book – Houses That We Dreamt Of: The Interiors of Delphine & Reed Krakoff (Rizzoli New York, 2017; R948) – that showcases some of their grandest projects.

Inside the creative powerhouse’s most remarkable interiors

Louis XVI Hotel Particulier, the Paris home of Reed and Delphine Krakoff.

 

Houses That We Dreamt OfMarc Benda's townhouse in New York.
Houses That We Dreamt OfHamish Bowles' townhouse in New York.
Houses That We Dreamt OfHamish Bowles' townhouse in New York.

‘Houses and all that they encompass are central not only to our creative lives but to our day-to-day lives as well,’ say the Krakoffs. ‘With each project, we begin down the path of an original narrative, which takes us in an entirely new direction of design and decoration – and the functional aspects of both. Each home follows a story, taking cues from what a property once was and what it might have been. A house tells you what it wants to be.’

Houses That We Dreamt Of: The Interiors of Delphine & Reed Krakoff features nine of the Krakoffs’ projects, each accompanied by a brief description of the thought process behind the homes and the designer pieces within them. From journalist Hamish Bowles’ book-filled Manhattan mansion to businesswoman Martha Stewart’s elegant Connecticut abode, every space has been carefully considered and adorned. But then, we wouldn’t expect anything less from this powerhouse pair, who are considered to be some of the most important collectors of 20th century and contemporary design.