Christine and John Gachot, Boris 13, Jackie 8 years old
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In SoHo, the European Style meets US Design Icons in the Loft of the Gachot Studios Founders.

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Christine and John Gachot, Boris 13, Jackie 8 years old

Marc Jacobs and David Karp – the founder of Tumblr – have trusted them to design and decorate their interiors. Christine and John Gachot are a couple and work together: they run the eponymous Gachot Studios. They are great fans of contemporary art: we saw pieces from Harmony Korine, Matthew Benedict and Raymond Pettibon in their house. These designers of high repute have fast earned a great reputation in New York. While reading the numerous articles dedicated to them, The Socialite Family lingered over their apartment in SoHo and fell in love. It is an energetic whole, designed to be functional as a rule, where vintage pieces coexist with pop culture diversions and creativity. To those who are convinced that there is no soul in modern design, Christine and John prove you’re wrong. Their loft is a source of inspiration that takes part in their two sons’ upbringing. The proof is in their astonishing collection of instruments and vinyls that they love as much as artists such as KAWS and Anthony Lister.
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Christine and John, can you please introduce yourselves?

Christine

We’re a family of five. Myself, John, our amazingly fun boys, Boris who is thirteen and Jackie who is eight; plus, the newest addition, one supermodel pup named Slim! We all live in a loft on Bond Street in SoHo, New York City.

Who are you and what do you do for a living?

Christine

John and I have been best friends for twenty years, married for seventeen. We have an interior design studio just a few blocks from home on Broadway. John can draw and I am a conductor!

How long have you lived in your apartment?

Christine

We have been on the block for twelve years, and in our current apartment for the past nine.

Why did you decide to live in this neighborhood?

Christine

There are fantastic public schools, a diverse creative community, art, great food, Washington Square Park and beyond!

How would you describe your style of interior design?

Christine

Specifically for our home, fun and functional. Looking good should be a given, working well is the challenge.

What kinds of home projects do you like to work on?

Christine

We should open a furniture moving business. We are constantly moving things around. Every weekend is an install!

Do you have an iconic design period that you subscribe to?

Christine

I approach design and music the same way. I like it all, when thorough and thoughtful, but my first love is mid-century modern. Because my life is so hectic, I’m drawn to the clean lines and a clear sense of purpose.

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Do you own furniture from this period?

Christine

Oh yes! My favorite piece is a Cherner Chair that was given to us for a wedding present by Ben and Emma Cherner and designed by Ben’s father.

When you are at home, where do you prefer to hang out?

Christine

Boris and Jackie’s bedroom is the heart of our home, they always have something fun going on, music, art projects, video games. We gave them the master bedroom, so they have room to be goofs.

Is there something missing from your home? If so, what is it?

Christine

We are blessed with many amazing pieces, many gifts from artists friends and collaborators. But, if I were to get greedy I would love a Laverne coffee table.

Do you consider you sons’ points of view when you purchase new things for your home?

Christine

They have informed it all! The art, the KidRobots, the dog, the converse sneaker collection, the chalkboard walls. They are the spirit of our home.

Where are your new interior design projects?

Christine

I’m most excited about our project in Detroit! It feels like New York City used to. It’s open, like you can do anything. The people are great, and have a real passion for their city.

How would you describe American style?

Christine

Eclectic. Although clean and simple. Each element has a different story, and background. In all, it is a reflection of America, diverse in culture and ethnicity.

Where do you look when you’re researching furniture and vintage styles?

Christine

Well, my favorite stores are literally in my neighborhood. So, walking down the block is a great source. And of course, 1stdibs, it’s furniture porn!

Can you recommend a favorite NYC restaurant?

Christine

I love a slice from Joe’s Pizza on Carmine!

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Credits : Constance Gennari @thesocialitefamily

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2 comments

I love it! Such an effortlessly cool apartment! Could you maybe tell me, where the boys’ beds are from?

The Socialite Family, 21 July 2016

Hello Anja,

The boy’s bed are from IKEA !

See you soon on The Socialite Family

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