I treated myself to this book a couple of weeks ago, as a result I was googling Rachel Ashwell and I stumbled across her blog. I may have squealed a bit, she’s been such an inspiration to me over the years – all my made over furniture is down to her. However you might not know her name, but she is the lady who bought ‘Shabby Chic’ to life and made it a fashionable home style. From her blog and a quick surf it sounds like she’s had a hard year with her company going bankrupt January 2009
But she has decided start again and bring a new store to London “Shabby Chic Couture” which will be more upmarket – I’m guessing like an upmarket Laura Ashley/Cath Kidston store. And considering how well Anthropolgie is doing, she couldn’t have moved to a better city. I don’t know when it’s opening, but I look forward to stopping by when it does. Good luck Rachel!