Explore the Layered Wonderland of John Derian’s Home
The Manhattan home of John Derian provides a window into the design maestro’s world of wonder and beauty
A 19th-century armchair (left), sofa by John Derian for Cisco Brothers, and antique French armchairs form a seating area in the kitchen.
Farrow & Ball’s mole’s breath covers the walls; antique cabinet and vintage screen.
On a dining room wall, an encased scientific snake model c. 1910 hangs over artworks by Elliott Puckette, Karin Schaffer, and Deborah Boardman.
Vintage French military chairs; antique French chest of drawers.
A bench and pair of sofas by John Derian for Cisco Brothers provide living room seating.
Vintage Caucasian rugs cover the ottoman and slipper chair. Vintage textiles and Jeanette Farrier throws decorate throughout. A Peter Gee painted palette hangs on the corner wall.
Pendants by Robert Ogden hang over the kitchen island.
19th-century diorama above antique sink; antique island and stool.
A stump table and an early-20th-century French settee in a dining area corner.
A dried plant sculpture by Christopher Bassett wraps a vintage hat tree.
In the kitchen, custom shelving displays 18th-, 19th-, and 21st-century dishware, including pieces by John Derian, and in collaboration with Astier de Villatte. Antique French chairs.
Derian at home. Flowers by Christopher Bassett
The bedroom features a 19th-century canopy bed with a linen cover by Charvet Editions.
On walls, Farrow & Ball’s mouse’s back; lamps by Robert Ogden; c. 1930 Caucasian rug.
Paintings by Bella Foster and a 19th-century girl mirror hang above the c. 1920 sink in the bath.
Paper geranium by the Green Vase.
An antique hatbox sits atop an 18th-century Italian armoire in the bedroom.
The slipper chair is covered in an antique rug. On floor, 19th-century French runner.
An 18th-century Swedish wall bisects John Derian’s East Village home to create living and dining areas on either side.
C. 1850 French table with chairs by John Derian for Cisco Brothers covered in a 19th-century Transylvanian linen.
A 1900 hand-carved wood deer hangs over the dining area mantel, decorated with objects including a paper hollyhock by the Green Vase.
Oversize German kugel pendant.
A corner of the living room, as seen in the reflection of an antique mirror, is decorated with an 18th-century sofa, a c. 1800 Swedish side table, and an early–20th century pendant from
. Derian’s shop