“Each space had to have its own flavor and character.” — Delphine Krakoff
She and her husband, Reed Krakoff—a former fashion designer who is revitalizing Tiffany & Co.
as chief artistic officer at the legendary luxury emporium—have decorated a series of treasure-filled homes for themselves,
from the Hamptons to Paris, all delectably revealed in their recent Rizzoli monograph, Houses That We Dreamt Of.
As she had already renovated three residences for this New York family,
Krakoff intuitively knew what her clients desired for Miami.
“I can look at a piece of furniture or a work of art and know if they are going to love it or hate it,”
she explains. “Or they might say, ‘I’m not sure we understand this, but we trust you.’”
“ Delphine gets how we want to live,” her client says. “She knows our big thing is that sofas have to be so comfortable, you can take a nap on them.”
For this project, the couple, who collect contemporary art by the likes of Vik Muniz,
Jim Dine, and Chuck Close, entrusted Krakoff to fashion a family getaway that reflects its setting.
“You go to Miami, and you feel the energy, the colorfulness,
and the multiculturalism—we wanted to celebrate that spirit,” the client says.
Krakoff interpreted that to mean “they wanted something fun, relaxed, upbeat,
and optimistic. I’m not naturally drawn to color—I don’t dislike color,
but it’s not what I am known for, so I was out of my comfort zone.
Each space had to have its own flavor and character, yet it all had to work together,” she says.
The apartment also had to be functional—it is, after all, at the beach.
“There’s nothing precious in there at all.
There’s nowhere that you can’t put your feet up or sit in a wet bathing suit, or where you need a coaster,” Krakoff says
. “Those things drive me crazy.” ออกแบบบ้าน