A Queen Anne-style apartment has been redesigned by the celebrated architect Joseph Dirand. The apartment is owned by two art collectors, so the collection was a central focus to the renovation of the dwelling. Dirand had some blue-chip artworks to consider: by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Wade Guyton, and Anish Kapoor, to name a few. A majestic, bright blue Basquiat was chosen to hang in the living room, along with a couch by Christian Liaigre, armchairs by Pierre Jeanneret, a table by Ado Chale, and floor lamps by Max Ingrand.
The dining room features an equally commanding work by Anish Kapoor which seems to reflect the room upside down. The table and armchairs were chosen from Hervé van der Straeten and Pierre Jeanneret respectively. On the right wall hangs a work by Sterling Ruby.
By choosing a neutral palette and minimalist furniture, Dirand skillfully allows the artwork to be the primary focus of each space.