Synopses & Reviews
Howard Slatkinand#8217;s philosophy is that a home should be a deeply personal refuge that gives pleasure and comfort, and in this book he shows everyone how this is done.
In this gorgeously illustrated volume, Slatkin, an interior designer and founder of the iconic home-fragrance and lifestyle brand Slatkin and Co., opens the doors of his legendary Fifth Avenue apartment and invites readers to accompany him on an intimate tour. Along the way he shares his practicaland#8212;and often ingeniousand#8212;methods for creating unique, personal rooms, shows how to make them comfortable and functional as well as beautiful, and reveals his secrets to entertaining with ease and flair.
Photographer Tria Giovanand#8217;s exceptional photography reveals how Howard Slatkinand#8217;s apartmentand#8212;and any homeand#8212;can achieve a level of sophisticated calm through careful lighting and floor planning, clever arrangement of furniture, and decorative display of personal collections of family photographs and objects. Drawing upon twenty-five years as a leading designer and tastemaker, Slatkin shows how rooms should flow naturally, how to create an intimate feeling, and how to find imaginative solutions for turning awkward spaces and limitations into assets. In Slatkinand#8217;s hands, a simple length of rope is transformed into a decorative molding, a claustrophobic passageway becomes home to a collection of blue-and-white porcelains, a kitchen evolves into a room fit for a St. Petersburg palace, and a living room turns into an exotic aviary of multihued birds. Using decorative finishes, tile, and salvaged architectural elements, Slatkin has created a memorable home that is the perfect backdrop for entertaining.
Praise for Fifth Avenue Style:
"Howard Slatkin turned the most basic of boring white box apartments--albeit a huge one--into a masterpiece mansion. His new book, Fifth Avenue Style, captures it all, from early mood boards to details like curtain tiebacks." - T: The New York Times Magazineand#160;"I hope you'll take a look at...Fifth Avenue Style. I guarantee it will inspire you for years to come." - Habitually Chicand#160;"A perfect gift is really all about the wrapping, a fact that Howard Slatkin, designer and author of the new book Fifth Avenue Style, knows oh so well. And, as the holidays approach, this huge, gorgeous, and all-tied-up book is one of those gifts that needs no wrapping." - Design Chicand#160;"I love Fifth Avenue Style! You will too! Enjoy!" - Mark D. Sikes, Chic People Glamorous Places Stylish Thingsand#160;"This fabulous design book consists of a detailed tour of Mr. Slatkin's extravagant Fifth Avenue abode..no detail is too small and none have been left out, including photos of the inside of closets to original floorplans and beyond." -The Zush
andquot;Howard Slatkin ist der Stil-Konig von Manhattan.andquot;
"If I have a philosophy of interior design, it is that your rooms should be deeply personal; make yourself comfortable in them, and others will be too. Life is not a dress rehearsal--it's all we get. So enjoy one of its pleasures, your home."
Interior Designer Howard Slatkin, co-founder of Slatkin and Co., is renowned for combining a keen appreciation of beauty, luxury, and superb workmanship with practical know-how, as can be seen on every page of Fifth Avenue Style.
Now the Vendome Press is pleased to announce the very special publication of the Fifth Avenue Style Collector's Limited Edition.
Exquisitely boxed, the Fifth Avenue Style Collector's Limited Edition was designed by Howard Slatkin as a coveted object to be collected?--just as beautiful bindings have been collected through the centuries?--?and as a special gift. The front of the box features an image of the entry gallery in Slatkin's New York apartment; the
About the Author
is an interior designer and the co-founder of Slatkin and Co. His interiors have appeared in Architectural Digest
, Town and Country
, and House and Garden
. Tria Giovan
and#8217;s work has been published in Aperture
, Travel and Leisure
, and many other publications.