A proponent and master of Neoclassicism, Jean Louis Deniot, employs an unexpected luxury interior design on 21st century influential interior design styles. New York has Few mysterious buildings at Fifth Avenue…such as a luxurious and unique designed by Jean Louis Deniot.
The award-winning 1916 edifice – an Italian Renaissance palazzo-style design conceived by J.E.R Carpenter for industrialist James A. Burden – was the first apartment block to replace one of the many private mansions, which originally lined the upper-class street before being converted into a co-op in 1955.
The skillful interior architecture has been furnished with Jean-Louis’ perfected trifecta of custom, ready-made and vintage pieces, sourced from around Europe and America.
In the hallway, the blending of old and new begins with the 18th century sharing the space with the 20th century and beyond. A pair of 1950s Italian armchairs sit elegantly at the master bedroom’s entry – a double ebony stained, bronze and antique mirror doors flanked by signature Jean-Louis additions, a pair of Herve Van Der Straeten sconces. A special Louis XVI carved, gilt wood lantern hangs directly above a circular marble and metal hallway table, situated in the centre of the geometric floor – a concentric design of blue Savoy and white Tassos marbles designed by Jean-Louis.
A proponent and master of Neoclassicism, Jean-Louis employs an unexpected modern take on the influential style with a palette of varying greys and neutrals in the living room where the look is anything but fanciful.
The industrial lines of a Brutalist Paul Evans coffee table and 1950s white opaline and forged iron floor lamps by Edition Diderot offset eye-catching sculptural pieces – a Herve Van Der Straeten mirror and niched bronze plinths topped with raw artworks.
Elegant and offering a surprisingly modern aesthetic, a classic daybed by Jacques Adnet divides the room in two – its other half successfully maintaining a personality all of its own, simply united by the full-scale custom rug. Key pieces include two oversized Harry Balmer ‘Ribbon’ lamps, which stand, like sentinels, aside a Mid-century sofa in a silver-grey Pierre Frey fabric, and an updated bergère.
Fresh pale grey continues into the master bedroom which incorporate a slightly more feminine aesthetic with a patina painted fauteuil and a Rachel Hovnanian narcissus giclee print on canvas.