10 November, 2016
Take a look inside newsly elected President of the USA, Donald Trump’s opulent Manhattan Penthouse. Located at the Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, Donald and Melania Trump live on the top three floors of this grand penthouse with breathtaking views of Central Park and Manhattan.
The Trump apartment, decorated in 24K gold and marble, was designed by Angelo Donghia – also referred to as ‘the Saint Laurent of sofas’ – in Louis XIV style. The renowned designer became a powerhouse in the 70s and 80s working with A-list clients such as Ralph Lauren, Barbara Walters, Mary Tyler Moore, Liza Minelli, Neil Simon and Diana Ross. He was said to have created total environments – using the philosophy ‘You should feel at all times that what is around you is attractive… and that you are attractive.’ Donghia received several awards throughout his lifetime including the Tommy Award for Fabric Design.
Donghia’s trademark featured attention to ceilings and ‘fat’ furniture.
When it came to creating the ultimate luxurious home for The Donald, he kept Louis XIV in mind while picking furniture and textiles.
The stunning penthouse apartment is the epitome of elegance and perfection. It is a home that gives 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a run for its money.
Inside is an almost literally dazzling scene: floor to ceiling marble, ceilings painted with scenes from the classical Greek myths – and some surprisingly homely touches.
The penthouse is currently home to Trump, his third wife Melania, 45, and their son Barron, 9. He also has four elder children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany – with his daughter Ivanka set to hit the campaign trail for him soon.
Donald and Melania Trump’s New York City penthouse is on the 66th floor of Trump Tower and features marble walls, floors and columns throughout. 24-carat gold accents like platters, lamps, vases and crown molding that outlines each room and tableau ceilings
Art of the deal-maker: Classical art dominates here with a bronze of Eros and Psyche, one of the great love Greek love stories, and Apollo led by Aurora – the Greek goddess of the dawn, suggesting Trump sees himself the mold of Apollo, Zeus’s son, and one of the most powerful of the gods. But there is also family time with on the far right a portrait which appears to show his father Fred Trump, and possibly his siblings. His father also features on the central table, while the choice of book is expensive – it is worth $15,000
Perfect symmetry: Candelabras, two candy bowls as well as a Vogue and Vanity Fair book are placed strategically on each coffee table. On the ceiling is another classical reference. The chairs are Louis XIV-inspired, in common with the apartment
The Midas Touch: Donald and Melania’s breakfast room is packed with intricate details including a gold rimmed glass of orange juice sitting on top of a gold tray, a gold-rimmed tea cop, and an antique clock. The furniture is also Louis XIV
All about the details: A fountain sits in back of the Trump’s sitting room behind a semi-circle, ivory couch. A crystal chandelier lights up its beauty as it is planted on the tableau ceiling above. It shows a scene of Greek – or Roman – gods and seems likely to be Apollo again, who is often portrayed crossing the heavens in his chariot.
Melania’s office: A Louis Vuitton case of jewelry sits on couch as a reproduction of Renoir’s ‘La loge’ painting is hung from the wall above. The original is in the Courtald gallery in London. La loge means the theater box and some art historians argue that the woman represents a mistress rather than a wife being taken to the theater. Renior painted it aged 33, when he was in dire poverty, and it was exhibited in 1874 at the first Impressionist Exhibition in Paris. A rather more modern feature on her desk is colored pencils – possibly with her son in mind
Much of his interior decorations showed off his political supremacy – for instance, the Hall of Mirrors was painted with depictions of various military victories he commanded.
That style is reflected in Trump’s grandiose penthouse with 24-carat gold accenting the tableau ceilings, crystal chandeliers and the desk sitting in Melania’s office.
In the sitting room, a fountain sits behind one of the two semi-circled, ivory couches.
Vogue and Vanity Fair books are placed strategically on each table, two candy bowls and candelabras polish it off. Everything is in perfect symmetry.
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