Faded Glamour By The Sea
Pearl's gloriously decadent yet perfectly lived-in decorating style was featured in her bestselling interiors book Faded Glamour.
Now Pearl is taking us to the coast, and in Faded Glamour by the Sea we get the first glimpse of her new home – a beautiful renovation project that she and her husband, musician Danny Goffey, have created in East Sussex. Built in the 1940s for an artist whose shell sculptures are still dotted round the garden, the house and adjacent cabins have been lovingly restored by Pearl.
The house may have been a life-long dream for the couple, who have always loved the solace of water, but it has only been just over a year in the making, thanks to the inspiration Pearl has drawn from many friends who live in the area and also further afield. And so she takes us on a tour of their seaside homes. An award-winning music video director who not only created a home on the coast but also set up a bar there; an artist with a love of beach huts; an author who swapped London life for a clifftop house with his own writer’s hut. Add to this the Malibu beachfront house of stylist Rachel Ashwell, the hippy-chic style of supermodel Helena Christensen’s waterside house and the ‘punk noir Victorian’ vibe of the hotel created by friends from rock band The Libertines.
In Faded Glamour by the Sea Pearl visits these properties, and as the owners tell their stories she explains how she found inspiration for this new chapter in her life.
About the Author
Pearl Lowe is a former singer now known for her love of vintage interiors and fashion. In 2001, she launched 'Pearl Lowe', her signature range of lace curtains and cushions. In 2005, Pearl moved to Somerset, where she began designing bespoke handmade dresses and children's wear as well as interiors for many private clients. Her previous books include Faded Glamour and her autobiography, All That Glitters, which was received with acclaim when it was published in 2008. Pearl is based in Frome, Somerset but now spends the 'best' part of her year in East Sussex, at her new house by the sea.