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Folly de Grandeur, Nicky Haslam invites us into his own celebrated country home, describing its history, the design aesthetics he has used in its decoration, the furnishings, the eclectic collections, and the secrets of the garden rooms that complement the indoor space.

Folly de Grandeur is being published in the UK by Jacqui Small Publishing (21st March 2013) and Rizzoli worldwide (19th March 2013)


Sheer Opulence is a tour of Nicky Haslam’s grand, glamorous and witty interiors. Never content with mere minimalism, or overblown elaboration for its own sake, a Haslam interior has exhilarating chic, and a shimmer of opulence that instantly attracts the eye and remains in the mind.

Sheer Opulence, First published by Cico Books, London. 2002

To be re-printed Spring 2010.

A second book, provisionally entitled Par Excellence, is planned as a companion volume to Sheer Opulence.


Redeeming Features, A Memoir. A dazzling and witty account of  Nicky Haslam’s heady life – in London, Paris, St Tropez in its heyday,  New York, Arizona and Los Angeles,  recounting meetings and friendships acquaintances with virtually all the flamboyant and cultural icons of our time. The critic A.N. Wilson has commented  ”Masterpiece is a overused word, but Haslam’s Proustian evocation is indeed a masterpiece”.

Redeeming Features was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and Knopf worldwide in early November 2009.