Perched above her flagship gallery and located in New York’s Chelsea distract, the apartment of Marianne Boesky has been completely redesigned by Deborah Berke, the architect responsible for the building’s design ten years prior. With her gallery known for its representation of emerging as well as established artists, it was only natural that Boesky’s home would become a repository for an incredible art collection and together with the renovation by Berke, the apartment is part comfortable (and lush!) home, part art gallery.
The first thig that strikes me in this interior is the use of the soft colours, especially blue, which gives the home a playful and tranquil, almost feminine, air. The mix of furniture sourced for the project only adds to this – lush upholstery, furry cushions and plush rugs work to calm down some of the more edgy art pieces. As the architect explains, the “goal in this interior design and architectural project was to juxtapose a significant contemporary art collection with a riff on a traditional interior, one more typical of Park Avenue than Chelsea.”
It can be a difficult task to combine an incredible interior with an incredible art collection without each fighting of overcrowding the other, however Boesky and Berke have achieved the perfect balance in this project.
Story by Brendan Guy, follow him on Instagram MrBrendanGuy
images: William Waldron