Farrow & Ball

Every three years the paint company Farrow & Ball introduces a fresh batch of colors to choose from. And as in the past, color consultant Joa Studhome with creative ally Charlotte Cosby, continue to finalize paints by  “…hand-mixing sample pots in Joa’s kitchen. It’s still a very hands-on process.”

paintcolors016-opt ‘Salon Drab’

Decorating Tips From Nicky Haslam


  • FRAMES AND PICTURES  “I frame anything that appeals- postcards, letters, maps. ” Haslam also buys inexpensive engravings and ” frame them up ‘grand’ in rubbed gilt.”
  •  GROUPS OF OBJECTS  “I realize that I have a lot of things in vaguely one color, or theme, and they look happier together in a group. Vary height and proportion for maximum visual impact. I like possessions that smile back at me.”
  •  TEXTURE  Haslam will layer a flokati rug over a hair-cord carpet. “They are cheap,” he points out.
  •  FINAL TOUCHES  “Cushions, tablescloths, curtains, and tie-backs that look deliberately ‘wrong’ or oversize give an instant jolt of character.”

( House & Garden, Special Edition, 2016)

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