30 June 2011

...And Paintings that Match the Curtains

Nancy Lancaster was very good at this sort of thing, even before she joined Colefax and Fowler.

The most humiliating thing that's ever happened to me was when I was doing up Kelmarsh. I went to Christie's, where, hanging in the sale room, was a picture that I recognised. I burst out, 'I
do want that picture; it's exactly the colour I want. It matches my curtains.'

It was a Van Dyck and went to a museum.

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