With 30 years experience as one of the world's finest interior designers-sought by rock stars, royalty, movie stars, and the rich and famous worldwide-Nicholas Haslam presents his signature style in Sheer Opulence. Never one for pure minimalism or overblown fussiness, the Haslam interior has chutzpah and a touch of opulence that seduces you the moment you experience it. Like the masters of true design before him, Nicholas Haslam has the fashion designer's instinct and originality that enables him to make rooms look glamorous yet livable, practical yet flattering to their owner and their surroundings. Constantly breaking down boundaries, Haslam is legendary for his unique effects, such as stunning mosaic gilt-effect walls, linen carpets, silver-papered ceilings, slashed leather curtains, and Picasso-inspired fabric footstools. Sheer Opulence reveals Haslam's decorating secrets and instinctive approach to design. This is an original and extraordinary visual diary of influences, inspirations, works in progress, tear sheets, and sample boards. It displays the Haslam style in detail, highlighting the houses he has worked on in the US and UK. Photographed throughout with stunning, specially commissioned photography, it is an exceptional showcase of a very distinctive approach to design that reflects Haslam's larger-than-life persona. The rock stars' favorite decorator, Haslam has an impressive client list and his celebrity often matches that of his clients. Yet Sheer Opulence shows how anyone can aspire to this signature look, and bring glamour and style to their own everyday living.
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