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Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Interiors

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by Rachel Ashwell
 
Romantic florals reclining against pure white linen, ruffles of muslin skirting a bed base against bleached floorboards, the deep comfort of a simple nest of fluffy towels… This is Rachel Ashwell’s signature style that for the past 20 years has been a major influence in our modern lives. Chic Interiors—My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets, an eclectic

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Romantic florals reclining against pure white linen, ruffles of muslin skirting a bed base against bleached floorboards, the deep comfort of a simple nest of fluffy towels… This is Rachel Ashwell’s signature style that for the past 20 years has been a major influence in our modern lives. Chic Interiors—My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets, an eclectic book of quirky inspiration, falls into chapters according to location, and begins with Rachel’s breathtaking Los Angeles residence. Next, we wander into a photographer’s minimalist mountain-top home in the Hollywood hills before heading to the coast and a beautiful Malibu beach cottage. A truly bohemian hideout in southern California is next on the journey, followed by a peek at celebrity homes, including the house that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe. With rooms combining flea-market finds and objects of pure functionality—an elegant French mirror reflecting a painting, a bejeweled metallic candle holder sitting by a cluster of willow-patterned china, a single faded velvet pillow lounging under the twinkle of a vintage chandelier—this book celebrates all that is wonderfully Shabby Chic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906525743
Publisher:
Ryland Peters & Small
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
805,071
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Ashwell is a self-made businesswoman who founded the iconic brand known as Shabby Chic in 1989 when, as a single mother of two young children, she looked to open a small shop where she could sell ‘pretty things’ without spending much time or distance away from her children. Rachel opened her first store on trendy Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, California and now has a brand that is known worldwide.

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Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Interiors 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Rachel Ashwell and have all her Shabby Chic books. I am very disappointed with this one. The cover is beautiful but the inside contents failed to deliver, there was nothing that inspired or wowed me.
sunnyspirit More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money on this book. I have all of Rachel Ashwel's books, however, this one doesn't even begin to compare with her others. The Photography is not very appealing. In addition, the shabby furniture in the rooms look quite junky without the classic white paint she normally uses to spruce things up.. I don't know how this book could inspire anyone. The good news is that I still love all her other Shabby Chic books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have bought several of Rachel Aswell's books, and this is her best. She and her photographer Amy Neunsinger have created a series of beautifully appointed and photographed rooms that inspire the reader. This is a great gift book for women and men.
soldiermom More than 1 year ago
I bought Rachel's book the day it was released on the stands. I love her books - all of them. The photography is great (as usual), reading is very interesting, and the presentation and layout is delightful. As a shabby chic decorator, I have come to rely on Rachel's professional manner and use of the colors that are truly delightful to my eyes. That's it, another Shabby Chic book that is eye candy as well.
juleelee More than 1 year ago
Like other reviewers, I have all the Ashwell books and have enjoyed them all immensely...until this one. It's drab, dark, uninspiring...nothing like her other stuff. Which is fine, the woman has a new aesthetic preference, so be it. But how about announcing that on the front of the book? "Rachel Ashwell's Completely New & Different Take on Shabby Chic Interiors" would be more like it. Very very disappointed in this book.
Cortney-S More than 1 year ago
I own every Rachel Ashwell book ever published and have enjoyed all of them, until now. I ordered this book based on my enjoyment of her past books and the pretty cover. But, the cover was the best part of the book, all of the rooms inside looked messy and incomplete. It looked like photos of unkept and unfinished rooms. Very disappointed. I will think long and hard before I buy another Rachel Ashwell decorating book.
Cathytaffy More than 1 year ago
I love Rachel Ashewell's Shabby Chic decorating books and this is one of the most beautiful! The photos are just wonderful and do truly inspire the reader. Rachel's ideas and the beautiful photography make this book a collectible keepsake book. My mother also loves her (probably even more that I do) and she actually bought two copies of this book because she loved it so much. She wants to keep them nice and have a back up copy. =)
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