For an impeccably, imperfect example of the form, look at the English hunting lodge that's the country home of UK interior designer - and artist, writer, cabaret singer and socialite - Nicky Haslam. (His clients have included Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, the Saatchi brothers and Princess Michael of Kent.) Haslam, whose father was a diplomat and whose mother was a goddaughter of Queen Victoria, has lived in the lodge for 40 years, and it's a comfy, stylish nest filled with enchanting bibs and bobs gathered from family and from friends like Lucian Freud and David Hockney. Since his home is now the subject of a new book, Nicky Haslam's Folly de Grandeur - the source of these images - we all get the chance to live vicariously.
Take a look at the DuJour gallery to see inside Haslam's home, and learn how he mastered the English country style.
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