How to get an enduring eclectic style with our new Timeless Elegance collection
Inspired by Laura Ashley’s personal style that revolutionised Engish country home decor, our new Timeless Elegance collection comes from the past and offers a lasting take on modernity.
Influenced directly by the archives, the collection of statement designs offers an intimate look at Mrs. Ashley’s style. The sense of history behind each design recast in modern yet timeless colour combinations lends permanence to the collection.
If you are like us and want to refresh your home with an eclectic look that feels collected over time, here are the fabric and wallpapers we are buying now.
Recast for originality: Burdette a beautiful hand-painted bird on 100% cotton gives way to expressing personality through décor and creating a focal point in any home. Elegant and timeless, Burdette depicts charming birds perched upon beautiful blooms amongst large flowering palms. Burdette took inspiration from an antique chintz fabric from the Laura Ashley archive.
Refined bohemian luxury: Musica is a digitally printed multi-purpose velvet that captures an eclectic spirit designed to light up the room with whimsy. A heritage geometric pattern with stylised flowers from the 1980s, the repeating pattern feels like a custom hand-blocked print giving it an artistic flair.
A burst of blooms: Undeniably elegant, the Maryam fabric showcases beautiful chrysanthemums that bring a touch of nature into your interiors. Inspired by antique silk printed textiles discovered in the Laura Ashley archive, this timeless design creates a luxurious yet inviting look.
Playground for prints: Gower is a do-it-all print. The bold contemporary pattern is just as at home mixing and matching as it is standing alone. If you love a maximalist moment, Gower should be your choice for a perfect all-over print.
Return to sophistication: Mrs. Ashley always encouraged expressing originality. Dee is an elegant trailing leaf design that exudes elegance. Dee is the perfect print to provide a finishing touch and make any room feel custom.
Statement stripes: To get the eclectic look right, mixing prints and patterns is a must. Juxtapose any statement print with a classic stripe for a simple way to add refined sophistication to any room. Suffolk Stripe was originally part of the Decorator’s Collection from the 1980s and has remained a classic print in the collection for decades.
The 1980s style is having a moment. The joy and sophistication of statement prints, ruffles, and colour are driving the trend. Mrs. Ashley’s English country aesthetic defined the era and has continued to be an inspiration for those who love a home that expresses personality.
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