It's quite rare that i happen to find interiors where i would drool over absolutely every detail, but now it seems to be exactly the case! I'm talking about one-of-a-kind spaces by HOWARD SLATKIN, -- pretentious (in the very best sense of this word) yet enveloping with overwhelming coziness! Moreover... as stated in the original article, everything(!) you see in the rooms is designed by Mr. Slatkin himself! Really, looking over these images, i feel myself like Alice in Wonderland, eager to discover and be surprised! Well, come join me for a little tour around the splendorous, 18th-century style NY mansion!
[IMAGES AND TEXT BELOW THE PHOTOS VIA NYTIMES :
[...The dining room was inspired by Raphael’s Loggia at the Vatican. The ceiling was painted by the artisan Alexander Solodukho. The slipcovers are from Chelsea Editions; the curtain embroidery is by Jean-François Lesage.]
[...Slatkin refers to the narrow living room as the “bowling alley.” To compensate, he stained the dark parquet floors a pale gray to match the walls and open up the space. The curtain hardware is from P. E. Guerin.]
[...Slatkin wanted the guest bedroom, with its French empire steel and bronze canopy bed and 18th-century Chinese wallpaper, to feel like “an enchanted moonlit fantasy garden for guests.” The curtains are from Stark Carpet and Fabric; the door hardware is from P. E. Guerin.]
[...The elevator vestibule connects with the back hall leading to the guest suite, screening room and candle room.]
... the apartment has a unique aura i have no words to describe, have you felt this too? Details are perfectly thought out, yet with that not a hint of ostentatiousness, -- it's the house that lives and lives big!... Needless to say, i'm so much eager to get my copy of Howard Slatkin's book ''FIFTH AVENUE STYLE,'' to be able to submerge myself into long contemplation of his full of treasures apartment!
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❂ AND, DO HAVE A LOOK AT MANY OTHER PHOTOGRAPHIES [HERE] FROM THE APARTMENT ALONG WITH AN INTERVIEW WITH THE DESIGNER.
❂ HOWARD SLATKIN's INSTAGRAM