Thursday, 8 July 2010

Bright Laura...



I have a soft spot for Laura Ashley - the gorgeous homewares store filled to the brim with chintz happiness and florals galore. They remind me of my time passed - of days spent basking in old English country inns and my aunties house in Sydney. There's something very comfortable about florals and chintz - they feed the soul - they are feminine and unabashedly girly. And so, I was very surprised when these pics from the latest at Laura Ashley arrived in my inbox. Contemporary colours, shapes and styles, in a mix of textures and groove. This was not the Laura Ashley of old. In fact, this girl is as modern as can be. And I love it... Good on you Laura for giving us such bright and fun colours, with a mix of Laura patterning of old. These designs are as fresh as can be...

14 comments:

chair up said...

oooh I'd love to get my hands on some of that fabric...gorgeous!
Angex

Sue Hanrahan said...

Hi Shannon,
I have been reading your blog for a long time but today I had to comment on the lovely range by Laura Ashley. The colours just jump at you on a dreary winters day. Funny that I have just picked up 2 sets of quilt covers and sheets with the same colour tones?!
Great minds think alike, you are right about the groovy bit.
Regards, Sue

Annie@A View On Design said...

I think LA gets better every year - love it! (clothes too!)

Shabby Chic Interiors said...

Hello Shannon, thank you for visiting my blog! Even your blog very much! It 'very colorful and you can see the passion you have for the home. I love the style shabby and all that is vintage!

See you soon!

Sarah

Fräulein Klein said...

Hello Shannon, thank you so much for your nice comment on my photoblog!
Your blog is great, so many inspirations!
Have a nice day,
Yvonne

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Fun to see these, Shannon - you know I love my brights!

P.S. I've added you to my new blogroll :) xo

Lilla Kullan ♥ said...

Thank you for your nice comment.:-)
It's lovely in here. Beatiful photos.
Hug Stina

Catherine said...

I just love Laura Ashely and her new colours and patterns are very contemporary, thanks for sharing her new range. I'll need to pop into her shop to check out the rest of her new range. :)

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

hi shannon, i'd like to return your visit. lovely to meet you. when i first bought "sense of style-colour" (dutch translation), i didn't know what exactly hit me. in a positive way, that is. :)
i find your books inspiring, and turn to them quite often. so thanks for that. and i'm glad i can tell you that, too!
grtz - nadine

Gramercy Home said...

Hi! Glad I stopped by...what a treat. Great images. And, I can't believe that those fabrics are Laura Ashley! They certainly don't look like the befrooms and dresses of the 80's!! I just adore the room in that first image.

Marcus Design said...

Oh my, those fabrics are crazy beautiful!! I wanted to pop by and thank you for visiting my blog, so happy to have been led to your amazing blog! I'll be following.
Nancy

Lyxbohemen said...

Hi, thanks for your coment, its always so nice to have fare away gests on our blog.
We love yours and those chairs. We mostly reuce ouer furnitures with grey or nature linen, its selling best here in Sweden. but my dream is to use strong colurs in the future.
Have a realy nice summer.
Kindly regards from
Dufvans antique & design shabby chic in SWEDEN

Colleen said...

...oh my ...that fabric is wonderful...must go see Laura Ashley...the new one!...great looks!

Kate said...

Love those bright fabrics!