Rachel Ashwell's new book just arrived at my doorstep today. And all I can say is it's WONDERFUL!!!
I remember when I was in college and discovered Rachel's first book at Barnes & Noble in NYC. I had always loved vintage style, pastels, cotton, frills, flowers, patina and creamy paint. So it was an incredible feeling to find the book..... to discover that someone had given a name to the style I loved. She made it real and made it OK to want to paint our furniture and hang dresses on the wall. To this day, Rachel Ashwell's books are my absolute favorites and I look through them often, never tiring of the images and stories.
She is so talented and has such a great eye, always authentic and always true to her style. The words Shabby Chic have been used (and abused) and have become household names in the decorating world. All because of one woman. Do you think she has any idea how many people she continues to inspire every day? I sure hope she does.
Now, go order the book if you haven't already. It is a visual feast and delight!