Interiors Inspiration: John Derian

John Derian is one of my favourite shops in New York so I was intrigued to see his home featured recently in T Magazine by the New York Times. A former garment factory which was recently used as a sculptor's studio, the vast 1850's space in the East Village came with a wealth of history and aged patina perfectly suited to Derian's aesthetic. He attempted a makeunder rather than a makeover - keeping the building as raw as possible and filling it with a mix of his own and antique furniture. The result is an eclectic space which elegantly communicates the owners discerning taste.