Nancy Lancaster Her Life, Her World, Her Art by Robert Becker


This portrait of Nancy Lancaster’s life and work celebrates her artistic talents while chronicling her pre-World War I childhood in Virginia, her marriages and love affairs, and her friendships with the Churchills, Noel Coward, and the royal family.

Great houses, exquisite gardens, a glittering society.  This was the world of Nancy Lancaster; aristocrat, a woman of wit and edge whose inborn decorating genius culminated in her creation of the style (chintz, elegance, cozy clutter) that flourishes today as the English Country look.

Nancy forged a path of her own, buying the decorating firm of Colefax & Fowler.  Her own voice, mingling fluently with the author’s, makes us see and feel the beauty she created.


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