The Spirited Homes of Hunt Slonem (Hardcover)
"This lavish volume...showcases the interiors of six historic homes decorated and owned by artist Hunt Slonem....the spotlight is on photographer Neitzel's gorgeous images, which draw attention to the finer details in Slonem's busy designs....This is a visual feast."--Publishers Weekly
An iconic American artist's self-proclaimed life's work--bringing historic mansions to life with bold color, antiques, myriad collectibles, and objects galore.
"My homes are my life's work--making old houses into a new form of my art," says Hunt Slonem in his preface. Extraordinary photography, capsule summaries of each building's history, and a sprinkling of anecdotes open the doors to Slonem's personal and creative world from a new perspective.
This book about his idiosyncratic, maximalist interior design style--how he employs color, arranges an abundance of antique furniture, exhibits his personal art and objects, mixes antique art with his own contemporary works, and displays myriad collections is awe-inspiring and inspirational. "More is more" is a fit adage for what this book reveals.
"Exquisite photographs and detailed descriptions may give readers the feeling that they are on a personal tour."--Library Journal