Monday, December 9, 2013
Awhile back, I had the pleasure of receiving Fifth Avenue Style, a stunningly
beautiful book by Howard Slatkin. I intended to while away an evening pouring over the
lavish details, and then give you all a review. However, a friend was over when I
opened it and ended up borrowing it for a
month few days. She brought it back last week,
and the timing was perfect, given our sub zero temps reading was the activity of choice! :)
Before I get to the review, one of my favorite gifts to give is a beautiful book,
(the kind one wouldn't buy for themselves) and a nice magnifying glass, they're
available in a variety of price ranges and styles. I've seen a great selection at
Homegoods recently. The handsome one below (brass with leather wrapped handle
is from Rejuvenation.)
The book arrived exquisitely wrapped.
If you're not familiar, Howard Slatkin is a renowned interior designer and co-founder of the
lifestyle brand Slatin & Co. He takes you through his creative process, offering insight
into his design decisions and inspiration for creating the beautiful interiors of his
5th Avenue apartment. By meticulously layering architectural detail, gilded finishes,
art, furniture and opulent accessories, he creates a beautiful home of wall-to-wall elegance.
With more than 275 lavish color photographs, his book showcases his trademark elegance.
I was absorbed by the ornate details of his home and the beautiful photography.
These were some of the stunning spaces I could analyze repeatedly...
He has succeeded in creating both an artful and stunning apartment and book,
which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Be sure to stop by and check out
The Twelve Days of Christmas Tour of Homes
Don't miss the beautiful tour with Lisa @ Shine Your Light today!!
and if you missed it
Day One - Jenny @ Evolution of Style