Colefax and Fowler: The Best in English Interior Decoration

Colefax and Fowler: The Best in English Interior Decoration

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Chintz in glorious faded colours, curtains meticulously swagged, fringed and tasselled, the most comfortable upholstery and expertly applied paint finishes, all set in timeless interiors and discreetly lit to show off beautiful antiques and paintings. These are the hallmarks of the style developed by Colefax & Fowler in the post-war years and currently more fashionable than ever.

This informative and fascinatingly anecdotal book tells the story of the firm's founder, John Fowler, and shows his style evolving through his association with Sibyl Colefax and Nancy Lancaster and later through his work restoring National Trust houses. It describes the expert craftsmanship and technical skills which produce the ageless Colefax & Fowler look and shows examples of their current work in different types of rooms in a wide variety of locations, ranging from Badminton and Sudeley Castle, large and small country houses, to flats and mews houses in London and abroad.

Chintz in glorious faded colors, fringed and tasselled curtains for years of fireside comfort: these are the hallmarks of English Country style, developed fifty years ago by the preeminent English design firm Colefax & Fowler. This comfortable and understated elegance is currently more fashionable than ever, and can be found throughout the world.

Colefax & Fowler is both a history and pictorial celebration of the enormously influential design firm. A fascinating anecdotal text tells the story of the firm's founder, John Fowler, and shows his association with Sibyl Colefax and Nancy Lancaster and later through his work restoring National Trust houses. In addition, it describes the expert craftsmanship and technical skills behind the firm's internationally acclaimed artistry.

Packed with over 260 sumptuous color photographs, Colefax & Fowler is a spectacular source for anyone interested in interior design."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821226520
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 03/01/2000
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.53(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

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