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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

From This.....

TO THIS !!!!

"Howard Slatkin, an interior designer with rarefied tastes—every inch of his apartment 
has been as custom-designed as a couture dress."

"Slatkin says, describing the 6,000-square-foot residence on Fifth Avenue he created for himself in the mid-nineties by joining two apartments, then demolishing every room so he could start from scratch. The process took three years."

"The building is a classic prewar, as were the two apartments he took over, but now, the minute you step off the elevator, you are folded back even further in time, into a world where comfort and elegance reign."

I love his confidence.
No Fear.

Pattern upon pattern!!

Can you appreciate this design job?
I know not many people could see themselves living in this space.
But, do I know any of you who could ??

credit: New York Times

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Interior Design, Palm Beach, Boca Raton,Design Sources, Window Treatments, Custom Design, Paint, Color Coordination, Online Interior Design, Floor Plans, All Custom



  1. OMG i adore it -especially that living room -and the kitchen is so cozy!!! I love the vision designers show when they can so utterly transform a space!

  2. Lovely! I tend more towards an understated look, but I certainly can appreciate all of the talent and work that went into this place. xo

  3. I think I'd go dizzy. I can appreciate the fearlessness and the creativity though.

  4. oh yeah, i could live in it,only if i didnt have a family or friends with little kids touching everything!,lol..
    glad to know you are home..


  5. I can really appreciate it- but it's a bit too buzy for me. What fun though.

  6. Oh my goodness, Renee. What a transformation.Whoever did it certainly knows what they are doing. It's not particularly my taste, but if you said that I could live there for a month or so, I'd certainly give it a go !!!! XXXX

  7. unreal. not sure I could exactly live like this - which is the question, but boy - I sure do appreciate it!!!

  8. fabulous... and by the way, hows the lobster?? xx

  9. Amazing the vision he had and undertook. WOW. A wee bit busy for me, but such eye candy. I need to enlarge and look at ALL he has done!

    I'll be right down for lunch! I need a good one!


  10. Now THAT is some major vision!

  11. I admire commitment and vision.

  12. it's really fantastic, the livingroom and the diningroom (first picture). Could live in, without a problem :-)
    But the idea to create something like that is fantastic.



  13. Wow........Incredible, what an eye for mixing & matching pattern.

  14. Why, yes. You do know of several bloggers that would feel quite at home in this abode!

    Wow. It's quite amazing really. Horror vacui for sure. He doesn't like an empty space at all.

    I admire what Maya said, "fearless"!

  15. I could surely do for a while !!!What work and creativity !!!

  16. Just tell me when I can move in....I will grow to love it, have no fear ;) Have a wonderful weekend Renee, xv.

  17. I can just see the looks on the kids faces when I invite them over to my new digs! How will they ever explain this to their hoony mates!!
    Millie ^_^

  18. incredible design, not so sure I could live there, but a cup of tea? you bet. thanks for the photos.



Thanks for participating!!

About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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