Christine Gachot Conceives a Timeless Living Room Around a John Currin Artwork

Galerie asked the Gachot Studios principal to cultivate an interior using a remarkable canvas from a favorite artist as inspiration

Known for conceiving cozy yet minimalist residential interiors and approachably glamorous restaurants and hotels, Christine Gachot, who heads Gachot Studios with her husband, John, often visits museums and galleries to find interesting color combinations in paintings to produce her own sophisticated decor palettes. Here, she crafts an eclectic living space layered with a striking combination of elegant and whimsical pieces. 


John Currin, Thanksgiving, (2003). Photo: COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND GAGOSIAN

“I love how this John Currin painting is very celebratory but eerie at the same time. Amid a very dark moment, everyone is glowing, which is off-putting yet incredibly beautiful”

Christine Gachot

Oscar pendnat by Roman and Williams Guild. Photo: COURTESY OF RW GUILD

Travertine from ABC Stone. Photo: COURTESY OF ABC STONE

Table by Joaquim Tenreiro from R & Company. Photo: Joe Kramm; COURTESY OF R & COMPANY

Box by Nancy Lorenz. Photo: KEITH BARRACLOUGH

L141 lamp from Philippe Anthonioz from Ralph Pucci. Photo: ANTOINE BOOTZ

Chaise X by Maria Pergay from Demisch Danant. Photo: Courtesy of Demisch Danant

Biennale cocktail tables by Robert Marinelli. Photo: Courtesy of ROBERT MARINELLI

Mesa sectional by Lawson-Fenning. Photo: COURTESY OF LAWSON-FENNING

Riflesso cabinet by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina. Photo: COURTESY OF CASSINA

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2022 Summer Issue under the headline “Feast for the Senses.” Subscribe to the magazine.


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