Book Love: When Art Meets Design by Hunt Slonem

My art crush, Hunt Slonem, has now become a design crush too.  I LOVE Hunt’s animal artwork and his bravado.  He has no fear of color or mixing the old with the new.  Throughout the book I noticed fabrics and wallpapers that were his own designs….wait for it……then I saw it!!!!!!

When Art Meets Design was published on the occasion of the Hunt Slonem for Lee Jofa Fabric Collection.” 


I am over the moon with this news.  I have reached out to Kravet / Lee Jofa PR for more info and will be sure to share when I know more. Regardless go buy this book.  It is a soooo very inspiring


When Art Meets Design offers an exciting view into artist Hunt Slonem’s fantastically decorated and meticulously restored homes such as his two Southern mansions in Louisiana, named Albania and Lakeside. Pairing vintage furniture with contemporary art, including pieces by Alex Katz and Andy Warhol, Slonem creates spectacular spaces. Vivid and expansive interior photography reveals how the artist combines antiques and artworks, offering an exciting view into his unique world 


Born in Kittery, Maine, in 1951, Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, well known for his works of butterflies, rabbits, and tropical birds, and he has an aviary of over one hundred birds of various species. Slonem’s work has appeared in galleries all over the world, and are featured in many museum collections, including the Guggenheim in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Slonem’s studio in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City has been featured in Interview, and his homes in Louisiana, named Albania and Lakeside, have been featured in The New York Times.


Emily Eerdmans is an instructor in design history at the New York School of Interior Design and the interior design department at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Eerdmans is also contributing editor for House Beautiful, , and she has previously written books on Mario Buatta and Madeleine Castaing. 







when-art-meets-design-october-2014-9I treasure my lovely Hunt Slonem bunny!

It is a glittery diamond dust bunny(that does not photograph well). 



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