The Print With a Past: Pussy Willow

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DELVING INTO THE ARCHIVE, WE LOOK INTO THE PAST OF OUR ICONIC PUSSY WILLOW PRINT.

 

With the success of our Casual Country collection launch this Spring, we thought it was only right we take a closer look at one of the key prints of the collection; Pussy Willow. With it’s oriental inspired design and available in two colour ways, this pretty print has become a popular addition for your homes. Now in Seaspray, it seems Pussy Willow is here to stay. Making it’s way onto cushions, wallpaper, and even curtains, join us as we take a look into the past of this iconic design.

 

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2 Colour Ways Shown Above: Seaspray | Off White/Seaspray

 

Delving into the Archive, we sit down with Holly who tells us a little bit about the print. Archivist Holly tells us…

“Pussy Willow originated as a contemporary painted scenic design which was discovered in a design archive in 2011 by the home furnishings designers. The original piece was in a very different colourway and included a bird, possibly a finch on account of its red breast and black speckled head.

 

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Original Archive Print

However, what caught the designer’s eye, was the pussy willow for its pretty, oriental style of line and painterly effect. They adapted the inspiration piece to create a new arrangement of the pussy willow branches, resulting in a fresh design that still carries Laura Ashley’s distinctive signature.

 

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Taking center stage for Spring/Summer, our Seaspray Pussy Willow colour ways are a great way to add a fresh feel into your living space. Transporting us to a coastal scene, this print would make a great addition to homes during the warmer months.

Do you love Pussy Willow? Do you have any in your home? What colours would you like to see it in next? Tweet us @lauraashleyusa or leave us a comment below.