Sunday Style: Derek Blasberg’s Apartment Makeover

Blasberg and his dog Monster.

On this rainy (will it ever end this year?!?) East Coast Sunday I thought I would brighten your day with one of the best installations I have seen in a long time. Derek Blasberg’s Upper East Side Apartment Renovation was recently featured in Architectural Digest and I swooned over every detail! Well done Virginia Tupker¬†(we recently met through friends – and she lives out here in CT). The colors, the textures, the unique little details – all fabulous. Having worked for Larry Gagosian for many years, I particularly appreciated Blasberg’s art collection. It’s diverse and classic, while also being young and fun. I’ve included a few of the before pictures so you can really understand just how far a little creativity and a strong vision can take an old home with good bones.

A custom velvet sofa curves toward two Olivier Mourgue chairs in the sunken living room. On Willy Rizzo cocktail table...

The Living Room Before

I love the choice to get rid of the wrought-iron bannister. The younger chicer update is featured in the first picture of Blasberg.

Another view of the master bedroom.

The “his and his” monogrammed pillows are beyond!

The Master Bedroom Before

A customcolored tattersall by Ralph Lauren home covers the master bedroom walls bed canopy and headboard. Above bed...

A banquette in the dressing area displays some of Blasbergs embroideredpillow collection.

I love that they carried over the Ralph Lauren custom colored tattersall to the master closet.

A hidden door in the foyer opens into Blasbergs office and closet. A Willy Rizzo chair wears a pink velvet by Pierre...

This mirror is everything. From the outer hallway it looks like a wall mirror, but it’s actually a door that opens into his office!!!

The walls of the cloffice are painted in Farrow Balls Cooks Blue. Vintage Stilnovo chandelier on antique desk crying...

Chevron tile by Ann Sacks covers the kitchen floor. On wall Pablo Picasso ceramic plates art by Andy Warhol Pierre...

A silkscreen of Dolly Parton by Andy Warhol hangs in the guest bedroom. Custom headboard by Virginia Tupker in a...

The Guest Bedroom Before

A drawing by Aurel Schmidt hangs in the guest bath. Kelly Wearstler for Ann Sacks tile Waterworks sink fittings.

The gossip room is covered in a Ralph Lauren Home print.

A lipstick mirror by Seletti Wears Toiletpaper is the star of the powder room. Ralph Lauren Home chevron wallpaper.

Two Richard Prince Instagram prints hang in the dining room. Painting on left wall by Nate Lowman on right wall by John...

The Dining Room Before

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  1. Karena Bailey says:

    need to know the blue paint color!!

  2. Great content and the makeover was awesome.

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