Books: Howard Slatkin {Ffth Avenue Style}

Interior designer Howard Slatkin favors

browns, caramels, and food color associations,

and his Fifth Avenue apartment is a tasty reflection.

Who knew a blogger of snowy white Nordic rooms

would find her tiny self wishing to crawl into the

lush candlelit pages of his new dreamy book?

I think it’s because Slatkin is a rule breaker

with a joy for living and dreaming.

Man, I love those types.

Beautifully packaged and sealed with wax seals…what a treasure.

Just my humble opinion, but

his book is best enjoyed while sipping

mulled cider near an autumnal crackling fire.

Oh! And with sea salted caramels.

The romantic pages will enliven your senses,

expand your vision of luxury,

and elicit multiple contented smiles.

Fifth Avenue Style:

A Designer’s Own Apartment

by Howard Slatkin

with photography by

Tria Giovan

(Vendome Press, 2013).

What a privilege to tour

Mr. Slatkin’s thoughtfully created

dream apartment and be guided

by design secrets within.

Candlelight creates a ‘dusk-like ambience in the gallery.’

I don’t think I’m spoiling anything…

but you may need to brace yourself for

the knowledge that the apartment features…

wait for it…


a candle room.


More romance: lilac on a whimsical chair, cuff links in jasper bowls.

Mr. Slatkin was passionate about sharing

intimate living areas of his home: dressing room,

pantries…and thus we are treated to lessons in

mixing personal treasures, valuable art,

precious objects, and the stuff of everyday living.

Cannisters with tins of organic candies? Mouthwatering!

I cannot wait to taste Torie & Howard’s

pomegranate and nectarine

organic and all natural hard candies

packaged in those sweet tins!

The book was created not simply to offer

and showcase imaginative solutions

for awkward spaces but TO ENTERTAIN

and accomplishes such purpose brilliantly.

Speaking of entertaining, find

Howard’s tips for entertaining on Bergdorf Goodman’s blog.

Speaking of Bergdorf Goodman, check out

the designer’s yummy holiday display window in NYC!

Although I could not attend his book signing here,

I will view it in person on a visit in December.

You will love engaging with Fifth Avenue Style

because the author and photographer

have captured sumptuous intimacy.

Peace to you right where you are.

p.s. You know so-and-so will be asking you for a gift idea.

p.s.s. Could you stand to add a little sumptuous intimacy to your place?

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. October 21, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    I will take the dog and the book, please!! Love that he using just enough oomph in each room he designs. Gorgeous
    Thank you for sharing Miss Priss!

  2. October 21, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    Pretty amazing book I must agree. I see Howard has great taste (he sent a book to both of us) and how gorgeous was that wrapping? I almost didn't want to open it! Such a treat of a book filled with so many jaw dropping images….AMAZING. I like the idea of eating caramels while drooling… are so my kind of girl!

  3. October 22, 2013 / 1:09 am

    I am so excited to read this. I adore Howard and his style is sumptuous!

    2013 Designer and Artists Series

  4. October 22, 2013 / 2:14 am

    a slipper chair just for that sweet winnie! gotta love that.

  5. October 22, 2013 / 2:25 am

    Love that last photo;) Such a cute pup and very happy with his home situation! GORGEOUS book and I think I'm the so-and-so that needs it .. just say-in 😉 It's fun to see all personal details. Thanks for showing us a glimpse!


  6. October 22, 2013 / 3:42 am

    You just took me to Paradise and back! Sighing with a cup of coffee and wondering if I was one of the home owners designed by him. *sigh* beautiful *sigh*

  7. October 22, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    So gorgeous. But I think Winnie has to be my favorite feature of the apartment. Even better than the candle room. Pass the hot cider and salted caramels, please! XO

  8. October 22, 2013 / 7:50 pm

    Thank you Michele for such a beautiful editorial on your blog——–which is one I never miss and is filled with so much inspiration. I am so honored to be on your blog, and am grateful for this amazing post, and so grateful. Sincerely, Howard

  9. October 22, 2013 / 8:05 pm


    *is revived by sea-salted caramel*

    *still cannot regain composure*

    ahhhhhhhhhhh! thank YOU, mr. slatkin. for sharing your home in this gorgeous volume and for stopping by.

    you are very welcome.


  10. October 23, 2013 / 5:51 am

    The accent of the design is sophisticated. I love it! I just wanna stare at the photos all day. You have a lovely home.

  11. October 23, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    Hey Michele! Sorry I have been so distant… so crazy busy lately! You're blog always makes me happy! I hope all is well with you and your beautiful family! I'm so excited to hear you've been brainstorming on possibly building a new jewel, so excited for you! Your current home will fly off the the market!

    much love to you!

  12. October 23, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    Gorgeous interiors and the book looks wonderful! How fun that you got an advanced copy!
    happy fall! xxojoan

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