I was having dinner with some of my girlfriends and we got to talking about Donny Deutsch. He seems to be quite a polarizing figure (at least to women of a certain age). Many of us love him, others less so. But one thing we can all agree upon ~ he has a magnificent Manhattan townhouse!
A wrecking ball was taken to the interior of this circa 1889 upper east side townhouse a few years ago. The only thing untouched was the limestone facade of this 15,000 sq. ft, 6 story townhouse. Donny and his designers Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper created a clean, well curated, art filled home fit for "the billion dollar man."
The white on white interior with pops of color and an enviable art collection create a sophisticated "man about town" bachelor pad. This home looks like the guy we have come to know; dishing on everything from dating advice to marketing strategies on the TODAY show and others.
I love the choice of console tables by Hervé Van de Straeten in the entry available at Ralph Pucci. You know you're in for a treat when that is greeting you. This is one sexy pad!
Donny is a fan of Damian Hirst, as he owns several of the artist's paintings. The medicine cabinet looks dynamic over the sofa, speaking to the pops of ruby and the blue Yves Klein cocktail table across the room. Didn't someone recently do a blog post on the pill popping subject matter?
An all white Boffi kitchen is streamlined and glamourous; again featuring a few Damian Hirst's on the wall. I wonder if Donny cooks?
I love how easily the contemporary art coexists with the more traditional and antique furniture. For example ~ the high back dining chairs from the 30's sit comfortably within the light filled space amongst the Doug Aitken text wall art. I read somewhere it says LUST in the hall outside the bedroom; I'm just the messenger...
In the master bedroom, the Marilyn Minter above the bed looks great balanced with the furnishings like the Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann chairs and the Warhol sketches, of which he has many.
Donny's obviously comfortable with his feminine side
His daughters, like all little girls, love pink but how many have Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons art ?
I wonder if his "leaner, meaner, faster, smarter" philosophy applied to the renovation of his home?
There's no arguing ~ it's gorgeous!
Thanks AD and Donny for giving us a sneak peek into Deutschland.
ph:Nikolas Koenig via AD magazine