Find out if you are more English Country Garden or French Provincial Charm

We are celebrating European style. If you love cosy English country cottages or lean toward stately French manors, you aren’t alone. Laura Ashley herself was inspired by English country decor just as much as formal French style.

Laura Ashley Romantic Opulence Collection

Our two new fabric collections – Heritage and Romantic Opulence – celebrate European design with these equally as stylish but very different aesthetics.   

Maidenhair Sage Fabric | Lady Fern French Navy Fabric
Gingham Dijon Fabric | Oriana Bottle Green Dual Fabric

Drawing inspiration from the past, particularly welsh patchwork quilts, the Heritage collection marks the humble beginnings of Laura Ashley when Laura and Bernard Ashley printed headscarves on their kitchen table. 

Lady Fern Print Fabrics | Candy Stripe Print Fabrics

The Romantic Opulence collection is aspirational, capturing French romanticism to create a sense of escapism in soft and airy barely-there colours.  

Martigues Moonbeam Fabric |Osterley Birds Seaspray Fabric
Eglantine Seaspray Fabric

With Mrs Ashley’s example of a life well-lived and a home that speaks to your personality, here are our tips for finding a fabric that reflects the best parts of you.

The Romantic: Fabrics depicting wild roses and birds parading across intertwined branches speak to the heart of the romantic. Love is in the air with our extensive collection of  Eglantine fabrics. If more is more for your romantic heart and you love matching fabrics and wallpapers, look at our Eglantine wallpaper collection. 

Eglantine Smoke Green Fabric | Burnsall Stripe Mulberry Fabric

Eglantine Smoke Green Fabric | Eglantine Blush Fabric
Eglantine White Sandy Fabric | Eglantine Seaspray Fabric

The Formal Fan: The designs of our Romantic Opulence collection have an essence of European aristocracy with a beautiful feminine touch. The Martigues fabric collection features a romantic damask design inspired by an antique piece of silk discovered within our extensive Laura Ashley archive. A classic palette in the most stunning shades, the Martigues print gives neutrals a new name while keeping the aesthetic very French provincial. 

Laura Ashley Romantic Opulence Collection

Martigues Seaspray Fabric | Martigues Silver Fabric Sample
Martigues Moonbeam Fabric | Martigues Blush Fabric | Martigues Smoke Green Fabric

The Confident Lady: The colour navy embodies strength. It is no wonder blue is one of the most popular colours for Laura Ashley fans. The Lady Fern French Navy Embroidery fabric balances a bold navy with delicate embroidery of a simple daisy and feather-like branch design from the 1970s. This is an ideal fabric to create a strong, feminine look in bedrooms and living rooms, ideal for curtains, shades and soft furnishings. 

Lady Fern French Navy Embroidery Fabric | Gingham French Navy Fabric
Oriana Green Dual Fabric | Lady Fern Dijon Embroidery Fabric | Candy Stripe Steel Fabric

The Optimist: Reach for the happiest colours in the world if you are an optimist: Yellow and Orange. Radiating charm and elegance, the Heritage Collection includes shades of Dijon, a muted yellow tone that channels summer optimism, and Tomato, a warm toasted shade of red. To ensure your room remains fun and vibrant, add a pop of colour and pair it with corresponding colours.

Lady Fern Tomato Embroidery Fabric | Maidenhair Sage Fabric
Oriana Green Dual Fabric | Lady Fern Dijon Embroidery Fabric | Candy Stripe Steel Fabric

The Charmer: If cosy spaces and cottage charm resonate with your personality, choose timeless woven checks and stripes. With a classic colour pallet including Dijon Yellow, Bottle Green, French Navy, and more, the Gingham fabric collection and the Candy Stripe fabric collection are as close to the perfect fabric as you can get. Each can stand alone or mix well with other prints, especially if you love an eclectic collection of statement embroideries, luxurious geometric velvets, and simple micro prints, which can be mixed and matched to create a new modern style. 

Gingham French Navy Fabric | Candy Stripe French Navy Fabric
Lady Fern Tomato Embroidery Fabric

Gingham French Navy Fabric | Gingham Bottle Green Fabric | Gingham Steel Fabric
Gingham Dijon Fabric |Gingham Almond Fabric

Which one of these collections fits your personality? Does English Country Garden or French Provicinal Charm describe you? Comment below or tag us at @lauraashleyusa or #lauraashleyusa.

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