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Inspirational interiors : classic English interiors / Roger Banks-Pye ; photography by James Merrell.

By: Banks-Pye, Roger.
Contributor(s): Merrell, James [photographer.] | Colefax & Fowler [issuing body.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England ; New York, New York : Ryland Peters & Small, 2018Description: 191 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 31 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1788790472; 9781788790475.Other title: Colefax and Fowler [At head of title:].Subject(s): Banks-Pye, Roger | Colefax & Fowler | Interior decorators -- England | Interior decoration -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 747
Contents:
Foreword / by Valentino -- Introduction: blueprint for living -- Scale and proportion -- Architectural detailing -- Changing the focus -- The course of colour -- Blue and white -- Yellow and blue -- Yellow -- Green -- Red -- Neutral -- The bold background -- Walls -- Floors -- Windows -- Furnishing and furniture -- Grouping furniture -- Chairs -- Cushions -- Beds and bed dressing -- Screens -- Light and heat -- Decorative details -- Display -- Pictures -- Flowers -- Colefax and Fowler showrooms and stockists.
Summary: "Discover the world of decorating in the classic English style as explained by Roger Banks-Pye of legendary English decorating company Colefax & Fowler. Roger Banks-Pye was one of the most sought-after interior decorators of his time. Design director at the doyen of interior decoration Colefax & Fowler, his work appears traditional at first glance but is in fact spiced with innovation, originality and irreverence. This classic volume shows the decorator at work in a selection of the private homes he transformed with flair and panache, from a London studio flat decorated on a shoestring to a Scottish hunting lodge where money was no object. This book is a record of the spaces he created and there are accessible, practical and creative ideas to be picked up on each and every page. Inspirational Interiors allows a privileged glimpse into his unique world of style."-- Provided by publisher.
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Roger Banks-Pye was one of the most sought-after interior decorators of his time. Design director at the doyen of interior decoration Colefax and Fowler, his work appears traditional at first glance but is in fact spiced with innovation, originality and irreverence. This classic volume shows the decorator at work in a selection of the private homes he transformed with flair and panache, from a London studio apartment decorated on a shoestring to a Scottish hunting lodge where money was no object. This book is a record of the spaces he created and there are accessible, practical and creative ideas to be picked up on each and every page. Inspirational Interiors allows a privileged glimpse into his unique world of style.

Includes index.

Foreword / by Valentino -- Introduction: blueprint for living -- Scale and proportion -- Architectural detailing -- Changing the focus -- The course of colour -- Blue and white -- Yellow and blue -- Yellow -- Green -- Red -- Neutral -- The bold background -- Walls -- Floors -- Windows -- Furnishing and furniture -- Grouping furniture -- Chairs -- Cushions -- Beds and bed dressing -- Screens -- Light and heat -- Decorative details -- Display -- Pictures -- Flowers -- Colefax and Fowler showrooms and stockists.

"Discover the world of decorating in the classic English style as explained by Roger Banks-Pye of legendary English decorating company Colefax & Fowler. Roger Banks-Pye was one of the most sought-after interior decorators of his time. Design director at the doyen of interior decoration Colefax & Fowler, his work appears traditional at first glance but is in fact spiced with innovation, originality and irreverence. This classic volume shows the decorator at work in a selection of the private homes he transformed with flair and panache, from a London studio flat decorated on a shoestring to a Scottish hunting lodge where money was no object. This book is a record of the spaces he created and there are accessible, practical and creative ideas to be picked up on each and every page. Inspirational Interiors allows a privileged glimpse into his unique world of style."-- Provided by publisher.