The good ship Colefax & Fowler and all that sailed on her (well some of the most well known and departed anyway)
Along with Sybil Colefax, John Fowler was one of the founding fathers
Nancy Lancaster bought the company from Lady Colefax and along with John Fowler re-fined English country house style (ironically an she was an American)
Nancy Lancaster's - Yellow Room at Colefax & Fowler's Brooke Street Showroom (its still there)
Roger Banks-Pye - a more recent legend, prematurely passed away in 1996
Roger famously tea stained this Jane Churchill print to give it age and character
'Whatever you do in your decorating philosophy, be brave....never wish you hadn't taken your vision right to the end. Make a bold statement.'
Roger Banks-Pye, Colefax and Fowler Interior Inspirations
Some of the prints that made C&F famous
Fuchsia Wallpaper - I have 12 rolls of this just waiting for a house of my own to put it in!
Thanks to the following books: John Fowler - Prince of Decorators by Martin Wood Nancy Lancaster - English Country House Style by Martin Wood Inspirational Interiors: Colefax & Fowler by Roger Banks-Pye