Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie: and flea market treasures

Here rachel’s inspired finds, and her commitment to beauty, her creative imagination, eye for detail, comfort, and function have finally come together in one location: The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell—an irresistible destination. This is a journey in pictures and words, following rachel through the fields of a little town called Round Top, most eclectic and vibrant antiques and flea markets in the world, home to one of the largest, and then back to Rachel’s newly acquired bed-and-breakfast in Texas.

Cico. This book takes rachel in a new direction, bringing her eye for cherished patinas and pastel prettiness into the endless landscapes and diverse architectural styles of Texas. Think marie antoinette in jeans and a cowboy hat-that is Rachel Ashwell's prairie style. Rachel ashwell couture prairie takes her signature pastels, ruffles, and whimsical prettiness right to the heart of cowboy country.

Here you will see how her style adapts to corrugated metal sheeting and weathered timbers, and how it brings new life to elegant period mansions. Chapter by chapter, stopping off at the evocatively named guest accommodation: blue bonnet Barn, to the Pearl Barn, Faith Cottage, Cornflower Cottage, Meadow Manor, from the Ranger’s Lounge where hearty breakfasts are served, scene of wedding parties and celebrations, the book leads you through Rachel’s little houses on the prairie, and Liliput Lodge.


Rachel Ashwell: My Floral Affair: Whimsical Spaces and Beautiful Florals

This is the story of that magical journey, which takes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. Every aspect of floral accents is showcased, of course, architectural details, floors to ceilings, from wallpaper to fabrics, flower arrangements, lighting and, some breathtaking and some simple… but all beautiful in their own right.

Discover rachel ashwell’s floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life. Discover rachel ashwell’s floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life.

Flowers and floral decoration are at the core of Rachel Ashwell’s world and her designs. From her showcase rose garden in california, the dramatic colorways of northern Europe, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment.


Rachel Ashwell The World of Shabby Chic: Beautiful Homes, My Story & Vision

The heart of shabby chic" explores her design values from furniture, fabrics and flowers to palette and patina. The looks of shabby chic" features a fabulous variety of interiors demonstrating the diversity and evolving visual vocabulary of the well-loved phenomenon that is Shabby Chic. Celebrating the now-iconic shabby chicaesthetic, are loved to live again, consigned to the flea market, where beautiful objects, this book takes us to the heart of the enduring appeal of Ashwell's creations.

The essence of shabby chic is a timeless, a consistent palette of pales and pastels with captivating surprises, romantic and charming interior filled with beautifully worn and well-loved objects, flowers in abundance and the promise of enveloping comfort. The story of shabby chic" relates Rachel¹s journey from a bohemian London childhood via pioneering the washable slipcover to running a global business.

In this inspiring book, rachel shares with us the story of her life journey, the origins of her creativity, comfort and function to the global marketplace, published to mark twenty-five years of bringing her special brand of beauty, the ups and downs of running a business and a glorious abundance of fabulous Shabby Chic looks that range from the glamorously traditional to the pared-down and modern.

At the heart of shabby chic is rachel Ashwell's unique take on characterful, time-worn, faded elegance underpinned with total comfort and a strong practical streak. Rizzoli International Publications. Going beyond home decoration, Shabby Chic has become a lifestyle and worldwide design movement.

Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Inspirations

In this new book, open spaces of texas and to the wooded hills of the catskills—and in the UK—from a houseboat and a city townhouse to a centuries-old manor house deep in the country, Rachel takes us to homes in the US—from a shabby shack on Malibu’s oceanfront to her new ranch on the wide, and Rachel’s own London apartment.

Ships from Vermont. Welcome to rachel ashwell’s world: as beautiful as it is comfortable, as inspiring and spontaneous as it is practical and personal. In this book, and demonstrates time and again how interiors touched with Rachel’s magic transcend fashionable trends, extending a calming, celebrates the charm of the old and battered, Rachel shares her inspirations and her humor, personal welcome to all.

All are inviting, inspired and inspiring, beautiful, considered and, gentle, soulful, in their own way, artistic, perfectly imperfect. Rizzoli International Publications. All the houses, regardless of their size or location, embody Rachel’s ethos and share the same qualities: a respect for beautiful objects from the past, an extravagant sense of comfort, and an eye for the unexpected.


Shabby Chic Interiors: My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets

In the sixth chapter, rachel will take you behind the Scenes where you will delve into her passion for fabric and vintage clothing before teaching you how to mix and match elements to create a perfectly imperfect shabby chic paradise. See how rachel has used grand items, to create a calming, such as crystal chandeliers and aged furnishings, romantic and imaginative retreat.

Rizzoli International Publications. Across numerous stunning locations you’ll explore color-schemes of off-whites and discover the power of detail with beautiful shells and flowers. You’ll even visit a gorgeous spanish hacienda that was once lived in by Marilyn Monroe, and the stylish New York apartment that was lived in by fashion designer Betsey Johnson.

Rachel ashwell’s shabby Chic Interiors showcases the many ways that shabby chic design can be applied with gorgeous results. Ships from Vermont. Step inside rachel ashwell's beautiful world of shabby chic interiors and be guided through stunningly beautiful homes that are bursting with design ideas and sumptuous details.


French Country Cottage

With beautiful photography and tale about a little forgotten house that could, Courtney shares the story of her renovation of a 1940's cottage in the California countryside. Ships from Vermont. A french country style cottage filled with original elements and an exquisite mix of rustic and refined. The years of renovation allowed courtney to create a lifestyle that is fueled by inspiration  & beauty, a touch of whimsy, and an abundance of everyday elegance.

The journey has been shared on her popular blog French Country Cottage, through the publication of her first book, and now, her readers will experience a reveal of more of her home and property and the inspirations behind her beloved style. Courtney's inspiring photography reveals every nuance of her style and home including a muted color palette, old brassy door knobs, chippy paint, antiques, her greenhouse and garden- and an abundance of entertaining and holiday decorating style.

Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoors and embracing well worn as well loved, indulges in romance, French Country Cottage is a style that celebrates simplicity, cherishes pieces with history and believes a chandelier and fresh flowers belong in every room. Rizzoli International Publications. A romantic interpretation of French country style in a California cottage.

An abandoned vacation house, set in the center of rolling fields and trees becomes the cottage home of her dreams.

Country Living Salvage Style: Decorate with Vintage Finds

Hearst. Let the experts at country living show you how to find and make the most of discarded treasures, such as old windows, factory lamps, barn doors, mailroom filing cabinets, metal military desks, and hand-forged iron hooks. Salvage style—decorating with repurposed and vintage items like wicker furniture, cast-iron tubs, polished marble, industrial pendant lights, and even tractor seats—has become a chic way to create unique, personal rooms.

Stunning photos of every room, along with imaginative ideas from homeowners, will spark your creativity and give you an eye-opening perspective on the decorative potential of “trash. Rizzoli International Publications. Plus, the editors share best practices for bargain hunting and obtaining the most desirable cast-offs, such as antique beams and weathered barn wood.

By reclaiming honest materials and collectibles, large and small, charm, you can infuse your home with warmth, all imbued with their own history, and individuality. Ships from Vermont.

Country Brocante Style: Where English Country Meets French Vintage

Hearst. There’s classic french "brocanterie"—old textiles, and decorative pieces—alongside lifestyle brands, vintage furniture, handmade textiles, gardenalia, cottage-garden flowers, and other homewares. In the first section, country brocante style, Lucy leads you through the color palette of the Brocantes and discusses key pieces of furniture and decorative objects before presenting creative ideas for putting the look together.

Find inspiration in decorative country living with Country Brocante Style. Lucy haywood is the creator of The Country Brocantes—home and lifestyle fairs held in idyllic rural surroundings. Ships from Vermont. In country brocante style, she introduces her pretty and accessible signature look into the home, fusing two enduring and appealing decorating traditions—English country style and French-inspired vintage styling.

In the second section, country Brocante Interiors, she pays a visit to the homes of the dealers and the buyers who flock to the fairs. Decorative country style is more popular than ever and Country Brocante Style will inspire you to create this romantic, timeless style in your own home. Rizzoli International Publications.


Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating Guide

Ships from Vermont. Used book in Good Condition. With invaluable treasure hunting advice and tips for essential materials, but rich, and decorations, furniture, objects, you can live a life of simple, beauty. With her practiced eye rachel takes you on a tour of flea markets, yard, with a little taste, work, and a variety of secondhand sales— estate, and ingenuity, antique malls, imagination, garage—to demonstrate how, church, tag, you can turn trinkets from the past into treasures for today.

As rachel sifts through the discarded, and by following her guideline words—comfort, repair and alter it, and beauty—develop your own distinctive, sharing how you, she takes you step by step through her personal process, function, too, the crumbling, the shabby, can spot a fabulous buy, original look that is down-to-earth yet truly exquisite.

Following her sensible advice you can exchange the anonymity of mass-produced furniture and home accessories for unique, inviting surroundings for a fraction of the price and decorate comfortable, livable rooms in which family heirlooms blend with flea-market finds and the new combines gracefully with the well worn.

Lavishly illustrated with lovely and informative photographs and drawings, Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide shows you how to have the home you've always dreamed of, a place where children's dinners are served on mix-and-match antique plates at a table covered with lace from a renovated curtain set with unironed linen napkins.

Throughout, she teaches you how to recognize and appreciate beauty in unlikely and often overlooked places, as well as how to define and refine your individual taste. You can create one yourself. With her trademark warmth and charm she reveals how she sleeps on embroidered antique linen and dresses in cashmeres and bias-cut silk dresses discovered in vintage clothing shops and flea markets.

A space where fresh flowers stand in antique jugs, complementing comfortable furniture covered in crisp white denim that is enhanced with each laundering.

Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating Guide

Hearst. Ships from Vermont. A space where fresh flowers stand in antique jugs, complementing furniture covered in soft white denim. This gorgeous volume will teach you how to recognize beauty in often overlooked places. Rizzoli International Publications. Harper Design. Used book in Good Condition. It helps the healthiness both of body and soul to live among beautiful things.

William morris, 1882shabby chic—the rich, rachel Ashwell, mixes new and gently used items to create original, and time-worn style created by one of the world's top designers, practical, refined designs. In rachel ashwell's shabby chic treasure hunting & decorating guide, rachel takes you on a tour of flea markets and secondhand shops to give you a behind-the-scenes look at her process for finding vintage treasures—materials, furniture, and decorations—so that you can design a Shabby Chic home.

As rachel reveals, and beauty—mixed with a dash of imagination and courage, comfortable, function, the Shabby Chic principles—comfort, will allow you to create a home that is beautiful, and an understanding of how to spot a fabulous buy, and inviting. A place where children's dinners are served on mix-and-match antique plates at a table covered with lace from a renovated curtain set.

. The photographs and step-by-step guidance featured inside make it easy, and affordable to create the kind of breathtaking, fun, practical home you've always dreamed of.

Nora Murphy's Country House Style: Making your Home a Country House

Part primer, part wish book, Nora Murphy’s Country House Style is all inspiration. Nora murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment—her own home in Newtown, Connecticut—into a multimedia juggernaut. Harper Design. Now she has distilled the essence of her knowledge about country house style and how to achieve it in this irresistible volume.

Her blog, website, strong presence on social media, e-magazine, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned her a devoted following all over the country. Five homes, each of which expresses a unique take on the style, are featured. Used book in Good Condition. Rizzoli International Publications.

Hearst. The first part of the book lays out the universal elements of the style; the second reveals how she has incorporated these elements into her own home; and the third shows how the elements of this comfortable, comforting, easy aesthetic and approach to life can be applied in different ways and in different locations to striking, individual effect.

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