Author(s): Rachel Ashwell
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, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, the dramatic colorways of northern Europe, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment. 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, from wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple... but all beautiful in their own right.
Rachel Ashwell founded the iconic Shabby Chic brand in 1989. She designs bedlinen for Target and babywear for Pottery Barn. Rachel has a store in Los Angeles, and in 2011 she opened "The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell" - a bed and breakfast in Texas. Her previous titles published by CICO are Rachel Ashwell: Shabby Chic Interiors, Rachel Ashwell: Shabby Chic Inspirations and Rachel Ashwell: Couture Prairie. She is based in Los Angeles, USA.