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Paperback Colefax & Fowler Book

ISBN: 0821226525

ISBN13: 9780821226520

Colefax & Fowler

"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... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Colefax and Fowler, Classic English Traditional Design

The grace and epitome of what we all have come to know and love as "English Country House Style". This book begins with the very beginning of Colefax and Fowler, and documents the evolution of "the look". Many wonderful color photos and sketches to refer to as well as beautifully written descriptions as to what makes this all work. While we may not be able to live in such grand houses, many of the concepts and designs work as well in contemporary and smaller settings. There is something for every one in this book, very desirable!!

The True Meaning of English Country Style

No one tops the eye of John Fowler for colour or design. In a world of designers trying desperately to jump English country style few get it right. The distinguished firm of Colefax and Fowler always got it right, as one known Italian-American aristocrat said "The English style is one that few truly comprehend as well as John Fowler did at Colefax and Fowler." Elegant, high style, not mistakenly frilly foolish as many others are, this book highlights the very best of what this regional genre is all about.

Stunning and Classic Design

I bought the original edition of this book over 10 years ago and was blown away by the gorgeous design depicted in page after page of mouth-watering English country house interiors. All these years later, it remains my favorite decorating book, that I constantly refer to for inspiration. The rooms are timeless. Most were created 20-40 years ago, but good classic design does not date. Although the antiques and handprinted wallpapers, etc., are far out of the range of most of us, the sense of comfortable elegance is one to strive for in any home.

Colfax & Fowler: The Best in English Interior Decoration

As an avid reader, user, and collector of books in the areas of art, design, architecture, and history, I found this book to be invaluable. It contains interesting references to the history of the firm, Colfax & Fowler, its growth and development, and its influence on design for the last five decades. The over 200 vivid pictures are wonderful. This book is a must for anyone interested in design, history, and in need of incredible visual stimulation.
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