did you know?
Nicholas Haslam has written a book about his legendary English Country Home?
Folly de Grandeur is slated to premiere this Spring from Haslam via publisher RIZZOLI.
I know you know the house-
The Hunting Lodge
Idyllic, the house was built for Tudor king Henry VII.
photograph from the wsj by Simon Upton here
Henry with the Tudor Rose
His last book-Redeeming Features, I've read twice, and could easily make it a third weekend read.
the prose floats, sings-
bumps-grinds and has to win Nicky Haslam friends and influential people-more that is.
Haslam is a tireless designer crisscrossing the pond & elsewhere-while taking a wee break to record a debut album-"Midnight Matinee-with its first track Total Control already released with a dreamscape video. And influential friends? Bryan Ferry, Bob Geldof, Pink Floyd, Cilla Black, Tracey Emin, Rupert Everett-amongst others are helping out friend Nicky on the project.
The memoir has some photographs of the Hunting Lodge-this my favorite of the all-It's the wallpaper, you know I love wallpaper- and it's the blue blue eyes, the little black dress-the blue painted bucket and of course the lemon.The portrait is of Haslam's mother by the Scottish artist Robin Guthrie.
practically falling apart.
It is a must have for readers-as I suspect Folly de Grandeur will be.
Still one of the rooms in print I love most is this one in New Orleans from Haslam.
What else-let me see. Oh yes, there's a new quite beautiful fabric line-Random Harvest.
delicates-there are a few.
and - rock solid others-
and still another for when the one needs privacy.
Midday Lace in Thatched Roof Taupe
Shutter Stripe in Pomegranate Red
& never would you guess-
a rambling print inspired by a Spode plate Haslam found in North Carolina.
Greenbrier in Clouded Lilac
well,that's IT for the moment.
Look for the book this Spring-the fabric collection is here now.
the NH site is HERE for everything.
& Total Control? -he's got that too.
See the Video & Listen here