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From its humble origins as a Tudor hunting lodge to its present-day status as a protected historic building- Nicky Haslams delightful Folly de Grandeur is a unique English country house that is one of the renowned decorators favourite places. In this beautifully illustrated book- Part 1: A History of the House provides a timeline of the house together with an overview of the design aesthetics that characterize Haslams look. Part 2: The Essence of Style covers wall finishes- soft furnishings- the transition from room to room- furniture form- style and arrangement- classical elements- and creating tableaux with objets and photographs. In Part 3: A House for All Seasons- you will find a year-round appreciation of this remarkable home- which was once owned by John Fowler- co-founder of Colefax & Fowler. By recounting events - from society gatherings to quiet country weekends - stories about the rooms- and details about the decoration and furnishings- Haslam reveals the personal touches that give the folly its unique sense of life- both indoors and out.Inviting us into his carefully preserved and lovingly decorated country home- he explains the intricacies and delights of carefully mismatched furniture collected over the years- a colour palette of subtle- warming tones that are quietly welcoming and effortlessly romantic- and a wonderful collection of art that is nothing short of inspirational. Finally- in Part 4: The Perfect Setting- Haslam shares unique garden design secrets and outdoor rooms that complement his celebrated home....
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