Nicholas Haslam is one of the world's finest interior designers, sought by rock stars, royalty and the aristocracy alike. His interiors have chutzpah and a touch of opulence that seduce the moment you catch a glimpse. Haslam style makes rooms look glamorous and sexy, yet livable, practical and, above all, flattering to their owner and their surroundings. He makes great use of the completely unexpected and is known for effects such as stunning mosaic gilt-effect walls, linen carpets, silver-papered ceilings, slashed leather curtains and Picasso-inspired fabric footstools. The mix of deeply serious, grand and impressive with glamour, charm and, most of all, wit is the Haslam trademark. "Sheer Opulence", illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photography by David Montgomery, reveals Haslam's decorating secrets and instinctive approach to both classic and contemporary interiors in a visual diary with Haslam's own watercolour plans accompanying the stunning photographs of rooms around the world. "Sheer Opulence" shows you how to aspire to this look and bring glamour and style to everyday living.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.