The Yellow Room at Brook Street, designed by Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler in the 1950s
The 'buttah-yellah' Yellow Room was once the drawing room of the illustrious twentieth-century interior and garden designer, Nancy Lancaster and later the offices of her design empire, Colefax & Fowler. Grandly scaled with double doors at both ends and a barrel-vaulted ceiling, the room has luminous buttercup yellow walls achieved through many coats of stippled paint and glaze. The effect is instant sunshine. Sadly now destroyed, the room is reminiscent of the quintessential English interior.
Bring this shade of buttercup yellow into your home with a cushion in ochre AVA fabric, £33/m designs.colefax.com
Words by Tamara Lancaster. The Iris Letter June 2017.