Rachel Ashwell – Shabby Chic

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!

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6 Comments

  1. Hurrah!

    I felt quite sad when I read about everything that happened at the time. But you can’t keep a shabby chic queen down for long!

    And yes, I know I tweeted I was having a break from the laptop this afternoon but I felt like my arm had been cut off after a hour….I am suitably propped with various-sized plump pillows.

  2. I am relocating from NY to London and would like to buy a white linen sofa with pull out bed
    Please let me know the difference between sofas in NY v. London and price difference I need to decide whether to purchase in NY and ship or buy in London
    Many thanks
    Karen