Monday, November 1, 2010

Fleur's Flair

''I believe it's the most beautiful drawing room in London.'' Fleur Cowles  (author, painter, ambassador, hostess, philanthropist, raconteur and most famously, editor of Flair magazine)

I couldn't agree more Mrs. Cowles - this is one of my favorite blue rooms.  Located at The Albany, the room, originally a ballroom, dates back to 1780 when it was designed by the architect Sir William Chambers.  It's said that the grand chamber is crowned by a ceiling of lacy plasterwork that's like a Wedgwood box.  Doesn't that sound divine?  For me though, it's all about that glorious shade of blue (and Fleur's Balenciaga dress).  I don 't know when this room was decorated but it looks absolutely timeless. 

(images by Robert Trachtenberg)


  1. great pics!!!! actual country ancillary effect, adulation your accouterments so chichi and lovely!!!


  2. Great operate. Along with incredible assortment of equipment to be effective... Fantastic!!

  3. Saw this on Paul Pincus' blog years ago. Wonderful shade of blue!