Hello! Thanks for stopping by! Straight from New York city is the kitchen of designer Howard Slatkin. New York Social Diary pages are full of photos of his entire apartment. To save time we will see the kitchen today.
From New York Social Diary, “Looking into the kitchen from the gallery. The wood floor, the tiles on the walls and ceiling, and even the armoire were all newly made for this room.” Howard says, “Not for me the conventional antiseptic kitchen with white cabinets, white marble countertops, white subway tile.” I have to say it is a warm kitchen.
“The cabinets are painted forest green and stenciled several shades of gold and black by Stuart-Creal Studio.”
“When planning the kitchen Howard decided that the two-step-triangle layout works best: the sink, range, and refrigerator should be no more than two steps from one another.”
“One can never have enough bookshelves in a room and that includes the kitchen,” says Howard. “Painted Delft-style tiles by Sasha Solodukho covered not only the walls and ceiling but are inset into the door casings and even the grills in front of the air conditioning and heating units.”
“A dedicated flower room is off the main kitchen. The counters are teak and the stainless-steel sink is twenty-six inches deep to accommodate flower vases and big tin buckets for conditioning the flowers that Howard brings in from his garden in the country.”
“Everything has its place.”
“For quick reference, kitchen closet doors are filled with photographs of table settings and flower arrangements from dinner parties and celebrations over the years.” What a great idea! I know from putting tables and vignettes together it’s great to look back for inspiration.
“Assorted table linens are organized in glass-fronted drawers where they can be easily seen and selected for table settings.” For more on Howard Slatkin’s home please go here.