How to Avoid Over Decorating

The Wall Street Journal features Laura Ashley USA Home Furnishings

When we heard The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) editors were welcoming Home Décor stories, we immediately thought of the recently renovated home of our Creative Licensing Manager at Laura Ashley USA. Working with our brand for over 26 years, one would assume her home would be bursting with florals, ‘LA’ monogrammed throws and a giant British flag hanging on the wall. Here you will learn how to accent a room without overwhelming the space.

Our tour begins at the front door of a traditional 1960’s brick ranch. The entry way has a coastal feel with art and keepsakes from summers spent on Rhode Island’s shores. Enhancing the seaside feel is our Eaton Stripe Seaspray Wallpaper  – the seaspray stripe perfectly complements the existing look.

Our ‘Wallpaper Guru’ came prepared with his own pasting machine which evenly applied the paste to the backside of the wallpaper. After initial application, each inch of wallpaper was sponged, rolled over and precisely cut for a uniform look.

We also added some personality to the powder room with Summer Palace Taupe Ivory Wallpaper.

Moving into the living room, an array of cushions and throws were chosen for their varied textures to enhance the lived in leather furniture.

Our classic Nigella Velvet Cushion and Bolsters added warmth to the distressed leather couches.

In the sitting area, a solid linen sofa was reupholstered in Melbury Natural Fabric and our Dylan Seaspray Check Throw and Magnolia Grove Hedgerow Cushion cast subtle color.

As we moved through the open doors onto the outdoor deck, the patio table was set with our Living Wall Runner, ready for entertaining guests.

The outdoor living space, complete with fireplace and a Big Green Egg, welcomes weekend get togethers. Or cosying up on summer nights with our Dylan Grape Check Throw and Little Hedgehogs Cushions.

Inside or outside, decorating can be simple, but still transform a room. Wallpaper will immediately draw attention and adding decorative accessories only enhances further the design aesthetic.

Want to know more? Check The Wall Street Journal online or on stands Friday to read the feature article. Let us know what you think @LauraAshleyUSA

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