Book Love: The Spirited Homes of Hunt Slonem

I have more Book Love to share. I am a huge fan of Hunt Slonem.  

He is not only a genius artist whom I interviewed HERE but, he is also a serial collector of beautiful history comes.  

Hunt has deep connection with these homes as he saves them.

The Spirited Homes of Hunt Slonem

by Brian Coleman (Author), John Neitzel (Photographer), Hunt Slonem (Preface), Whoopi Goldberg (Foreword)

“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.


About the Author:

Brian D. Coleman is a practicing psychiatrist in Seattle, Washington. An old-house enthusiast, he has grown his love for historic restoration into an active second career and is the author of 23 books, including Zuber, Porthault, and Fortuny, among his most recent. Brian divides his time between Seattle and New York.

John Neitzel is a professional interior design photographer in New York City with more than 20 years of experience. His most recent book is Zuber (with Brian Coleman).

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