Blog Posts - Rachel Ashwell



Visual Vavoom…My Three Favorite Romantic Room Touches

Today I'm sharing my 3 favorite ways to add some visual vavoom in a most romantic way to any room… Let's start with my utmost favorite pretty much 5 minute fix. Can you guess what that might be?... Fresh flowers. Yes I know...what a sho...
by Shabbyfufu on Jan 22, 2015

Best of MI...its ALL WHITE...

Good morning!  I thought I would share another post from quite long ago...from July 2011 highlighting a favorite piece from Lonny magazine.  Its a beautiful home and I always love a white space. What are you doing this last week before Christmas?
by Monaco Interiors on Dec 16, 2013

The way it was...Country Living 2007...favorite house...

I have kept this issue of Country Living for one piece - the home of Theresa Smith in Kentucky, who transformed a double wide (28 x 72 foot) mobile home into a fabulous home.  Not only is the kitchen nothing like a cookie cutter kitchen, she painted...
by Monaco Interiors on Dec 7, 2013

Lavender At Lunch

The last few days as I've been walking the neighborhood with the puppies I've noticed a profusion of flowers, and for some reason many of what's in bloom here at the moment are lavender in tone. There is one tree in particular that I've been stalking...
by Shabbyfufu on Oct 16, 2013

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic at The Prairie...Part Two

Be prepared for more eye candy from Rachel Ashwell's "The Prairie" today, as my daughter and I were lucky enough to have the place pretty much all to ourselves for snooping around:-). That being said, there were guests staying in all of the lovely co...
by Shabbyfufu on Oct 3, 2013

A Softer Side Of Texas...Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic At The Prairie

I'm back from Texas and it's been a whirlwind of a week! There was so much on my plate, including a home shoot for publication that I'll share later on once I've had a chance to edit some of the images... One of my stops was the antique show at Roun...
by Shabbyfufu on Oct 1, 2013

Channeling My Colors

The last few posts that I've shared have been about Fall, and it seems that we are all on a roll with it by now! It's still quite hot here, and next week I'm off to Texas where I'll be packing light in terms of clothing... I've been channeling my co...
by Shabbyfufu on Sep 21, 2013

Crown Chic

With a new heir to the crown in mind, I was inspired by all things crowned!Now you can design your own kingdom with Sizzix® Bigz Die Cut. JC PennyClive Christian's 1872 for MenThe perfect fragrance for a princeNordstrom'sJust Cav...
by Shop This on Jul 23, 2013

Macrame Wall Hangings...Romantic Style

I'm often asked to define my style in terms of decorating and designing and honestly I can only say without question that it is ROMANTIC! I use a lot of vintage and antique elements in my home and also incorporate them into my studio work. Whatever...
by Shabbyfufu on Jun 27, 2013

Fabulous Girl's Weekend In New York City

This past weekend (Thurs~Sunday) I spent a wonderful weekend in New York City with a dear friend Tania from the French blog Grange de Charme.  It was cold for this girl (me) who has lived in Miami for a very long time...but we had loads of fu...
by Shabbyfufu on Mar 12, 2013

Not Too Shabby......

.......Shabby Chic, that is.I'm a city girl, living in a glass and granite building, high above the city streets below.  My lifestyle is about as opposite of "Shabby Chic," as one can be.  But I have secretly always loved this dec...
by Shop This on Feb 28, 2013

Beach Cottage Christmas Decor...A Bit Of Shabby Chic

I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving! In my previous post I mentioned that we were up at our beach home for the long weekend and I had the chance to go on a bit of a buying trip for the WEBSITE in addition to everything else going on.  I d...
by Shabbyfufu on Nov 25, 2012

Rose Blossom Bakery

In February I took my three children to The V & A Museum.  As we got to the shop I gave them each £10. The speed at which they spent their money was impressive. If it were down to my children we certainly wouldn’t be in a recession.
by Goddess On a Budget on Mar 21, 2012

Mothers Deserve More!

I was actualy going to ignore Mothering Sunday. I am up to my ears writing at the moment,  however, something really got my goat  .. and so I must write something !I’ve read three press releases this week that are busy telling people that...
by Goddess On a Budget on Mar 15, 2012

Road Trippin'

It's almost time to pack my bags, put on my junkin' shoes and head out for Warrenton, Texas for the Warrenton Antiques Week March 30th - April 7th.  I get so excited as each day goes by! I know it's not the only show around, but it was my f...
by Junknista on Mar 14, 2012

A Visit to Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture Shop in London

Taking on a house that needs renovating is so exciting,. It’s also hard to get a balance and sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed.  I want to renovate .. but truthfully there is comfort and beauty living in what is effectively real shabbiness!&n...
by Goddess On a Budget on Mar 13, 2012

Add Instant Romance with Vintage Candlesticks

I’ve spent this morning with the children baking sourdough and scones .. they have started their own village bakery.  This article by Rose Prince inspired us and the children named the bakery in honour of Rose Prince calling it The Rose B...
by Goddess On a Budget on Mar 7, 2012

Inspiration

A friend sent me some flowers last week.  They are starting to fade. What was last week a tight bud full of promise became a beautiful full boomed rose and is now fading, Wispy brown curls form around the outside petals. I love this point .
by Goddess On a Budget on Feb 28, 2012

Romantic Decor

No One Does It BetterRachel Ashwell, of course.The Queen of Shabby Chic StyleThe above photo came from the latest issue of Cottage Style (spring/summer 2012)This one too.She's using more color these days.But you can't beat her more typical palette of...
by Mod Vintage Life on Feb 9, 2012


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