Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic

117 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012
Make your new stuff look old again is kind of Ashwell's unofficial mottoathe Britsh decorator's show on the Style Network is all about putting that coveted faux-worn finish on everything from flea-market rocking chairs to found cabinets. The Brit decorator got her start designing washable slipcovers for her likeminded friends with kids, then broke out with a store in Santa Monica. Now there's a virtual Shabby Chic empire, with a slew of books touting the Shabby Chic design aesthetic, and of course, a Laura Ashley-esque line of linens and home accessories in florals and creams. It can all get a bit too much like Holly Hobby threw up in your living room, but in small doses, we suppose it adds a country warmth to the place.


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