Creating a Room ™

Creating a Room ™

Nancy Lancaster Yellow Sitting Room

Nancy Lancaster’s Sitting Room, Avery Row

We are excited to launch CREATING A ROOM!

How many times have you seen a room that you would love to re-create but don’t know where to begin?
Where do I find everything? How do I make this look my own?
The answer? Let us decorate for you!
Each month, we will post an iconic room and bring it to life.

We will…

  • Scheme it
  • Source it
  • Link you to all of the suppliers, purveyors, craftspeople and fabricators that you might want to re-create this room

We are kicking off the series with the WINNER of the ICONIC ROOM CHALLENGE, the Nancy Lancaster yellow room. Known as the “buttah yellah” drawing room, this room was designed in the 1950’s with John Fowler.

Nancy Lancaster, co-owner of Colefax & Fowler with John Fowler, was a 20th-Century tastemaker known for her English Country House Style. She had that “hard-to-pin-down but instantly recognizable gift of style,” as the Duchess of Devonshire once said.

What we love about this room? Cecil Beaton said it best, when he proclaimed that Nancy, had a “talent for sprucing up … and making a grand house less grand.”

Nancy Lancaster had the unique ability to relax interiors, and this room, one of her own, is a classic example.

We have sourced comparable items available for purchase from some of our favorite suppliers.

Shop below for our selects.

1Shield Shaped Mirror

From Niall Smith Antiques

2Brindisi Chandelier

Niermann Weeks

3Directoire Style Bookcase

1st Dibs

4Circle of Charles Jervas Portrait of Catherine Maria Hastings

Timothy Langston

5Teakwood Turned Spiral Urn With Lid

Antique and Artisan Gallery

6White lacquered Cabinet

Antique and Artisan Gallery

7Inlaid Lace Maker’s Box

Antique and Artisan Gallery

8Hayes Club Chair

One Kings Lane

9Eden Round Skirted Table

One Kings Lane

10Italian Painted Terracotta Monkey Table

Antique and Artisan Gallery

11French Faux Alabaster Urn Shaped Lamps

Antique and Artisan Gallery

12Pair of Tole Chestnut Urns

Kenny Ball Antiques

13Elise Chair

One Kings Lane

14Large Writing Desk


15Elliott Wing Chair

Hickory Chair

16Pair of Terracotta Dog Statues

Antique and Artisan Gallery

17Dayroom Yellow No. 233

Farrow and Ball

18Hay No. 37

Farrow and Ball

19Patti Skirted Settee

Century Furniture

20French Leather Folio

Parc Monceau

21Round Dolphin Planter

Chelsea House

2219th C. French Bergere

Kenny Ball Antiques

23Tole Document Boxes

Parc Monceau

24French Empire Red Tole Urns

Kenny Ball

25Brentford Tray Table

Chelsea House

26Rebecca Sofa

Century Furniture

27Francis Low Slipper Chair


28English Artist’s Display Easel


29Clover Leaf Ottoman


30Trento Urn Table Lamp


31French Painted Utility Basket

Antique and Artisan Gallery

32Lacquered Chinoiserie Box

Parc Monceau

33Sheraton Mahogany Writing Table

Gerald Bland

Pineapple candelabra

34Pineapple Candelabra Centerpiece


35Empire Style Tole Jardiniere

Kenny Ball Antiques

36Tole Tray

Wolf Hall Antiques

37Hay No. 37

Cowtan and Tout

pineapple wall sconces

38Italian Pineapple Wall Sconces

1st Dibs

39Custom Leather-bound Book

Vogel Bindery

We independently select these items. If you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission.

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