Decorating Magazine Review: Laura Ashley Inspiration

Flipping through this month’s design magazines we were impressed by the diversity of styles that stood out to us. We want to help you get these of-the-moment looks with hot home accessories from Laura Ashley.

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Across the pond, Laura Ashley has long been a household name in style, but their classic look isn’t just for Brits. The home accessories, window coverings and bedding are surprisingly versatile and will make any space feel cozy.

Summer Sunshine

Cheerful yellow and taupe make this dining room feel classic and fresh. Antique accents like the weathered sideboard and iron dish display keep the space from feeling too stuffy.

BHG-LA-Yellow

As seen in Better Homes and Gardens February 2014.

Get the Look:

The Laura Ashley Millwood Fabric is a perfect match for this palette. Use it to re-cover antique chairs or to make a tablecloth.

Laura Ashley Millwood Leaf Yellow Fabric

Woven Wonder

A mix of patterns and textures is what makes this living room special. Woven wood shades draw the eye to the windows and coordinate with the nautical accents throughout.

BHG-Woven-Wood

As seen in Better Homes and Gardens February 2014.

Get the Look:

Laura Ashley Woven Wood Shades are a perfect match for this look. We chose Reef Summer Field weave for a subtle splash of texture.

Laura Ashley Natural Woven Wood Shades in Reef Summer Field

Concrete Coziness

It would be easy for this industrial space to feel cold and isolating. However with the cherry wood window frames and soft roman shades, it’s warm and inviting.

Elle-Decor-roman

As seen in Elle Decor March 2014.

Get the Look:

Blinds.com Classic Roman Shades are available in hundreds of designer colors that coordinate perfectly with their home collections.

Blinds.com Classic Roman Shades in Lexi Wite

 

Estate Opulence

This extravagant space may be out of reach for most homeowners, but you can’t help but be inspired by the classic furnishings and unique palette.

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As seen in Architectural digest May 2014.

Get the Look:

The Evelden Cranberry Cushion is covered with embroidered blooms and exotic birds. Nestle this into your couch for an added dose of fanciness.

Laura Ashley Evelden Cranberry Cushion

Edwardian Boudoir

This sumptuous bedroom is for for a queen. Pink and sea foam mixed with classic furniture construction give the room a feminine touch that’s not overly frou frou.

AD-LA-Wallpaper

As seen in Architectural Digest May 2014.

Get the Look:

Classic striped walls are the perfect canvas for a formal bedroom. We choose Hadley Stripe in Seaspray.

Laura Ashley Hadley Stripe Wallpaper Seaspray

Robin’s Egg Manor

Even if your home doesn’t have a dressing room to rival Downton Abbey, you can still embrace the cozy feel. Mix patterns with your rug, upholstery and window coverings, but stick to one color palette for a unified look.

AD-LA-Blue

As seen in Architectural Digest May 2014.

Get the Look:

With it’s mix of blue prints, the Sophia Bedding Collection will blend perfectly with this elegant layered look.

Laura Ashley Sophia Comforter Set

Posh Office

Define an office out of any larger room with a folding screen, rug and a desk. Flanking bookcases add storage and further establish the space.

arch-digest-skinny-blinds

As seen in Architectural Digest May 2014.

Get the Look:

The wood blinds with cloth tapes add an old world elegance. Shown here are Blinds.com Architectural 2″ Wood Blinds in Firewood with cloth tapes in Chocolate.

Laura Ashley 2" Premium Basswood Blinds

Sparkling Library

A grand chandelier makes any space feel expertly adorned. The cascading crystals stand out against rich wood paneling.

arch-digest-chandelier

As seen in Architectural Digest May 2014.

Get the Look:

The Chantilly Chandelier from Laura Ashley is bedecked with porcelain roses and delicate wrought iron vines.

Laura Ashley Chantilly Chandelier

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Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer is a Social Media Marketer for Blinds.com. As a newlywed, she’s on the hunt to outfit a new home with all things handmade, preppy and eclectic. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Chat with her on twitter @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw and support her rampant pinning habit at @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw.

3 Comments

  1. Katie Blinds Reply

    LOVE this great round up of magazine articles from home decorating publications this month!

  2. No time to read this month's home decorating magazines? You'll love our great round up of must-see room ideas!

  3. It's like the Cliffs Notes of home decorating magazines – read what the Blinds.com team decor nerds found in the top design mags this month!

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