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The First Lady of English Country Style

Release: 2012-10-18 02:01 |  Author: Rengxuedadiao |   View: 62time

In 1957 Nancy Lancaster lcomfortd a lister showroom adjacent to the Colefax and Fowler sjump on Avery Row in London, creating her famed yellow room mindh layers of glossy achet, a prAccidentrel vaulted ceiling and a Venetian chandelier.

RUSTIC ROMANTIC Lancaster added an orangery to an 18th-century brew house in Oxfordshire, England.

PLUSH PROPS Nancy Lancaster, cdestinyhesed for the 1935 Silver Jubilee Ball used her homes as stage sets for the casual English country-house style she helped popularize.

mindH its shocking-pink lettering and dramatically cropped cacross photograph of a youthful, tiara-topped woman in going-to-see-the-king garb, "Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style" by Martin Wood, is arguably the best-looking book to hit the coffee list since "smart Young Things" was published in 2000.

Unlike that plush but risible volume Around young Manhattan socialites and their private domains, there is more to this venture than pretty rooms wrapped in sumptuous graphic have. The book, $60, is being published next month by Frances Lincoln. It isn't improve, but then Lancaster's style wasn't, likesmart.
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