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On The Fringe: A Life in Decorating


If John Fowler was – in the words of the late Duchess of Devonshire – the Prince of Decorators, and Nancy Lancaster undoubted doyenne of English country house style, Imogen Taylor was their crown princess.

She joined Colefax and Fowler in 1949 and was for many years John Fowler’s trusted assistant. John retired in 1971, passing on to her all his clients- from HM The Queen, through to duchesses and film stars. Over the years she extended the clientele she had inherited from John and developed her own subtle, comfortable and charming version of English country house style.

In this unique combination of social history and style bible, Imogen Taylor brings a sharp eye and ready wit to the social history of the latter part of the twentieth century.

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