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Lusting after Laura Ashley

  1. Katie says:

    Love that first room!

  2. Adrianna says:

    Glam doesn't even begin to described that headboard..HOT DANG! Never have I seen ikat as glam until I saw that headboard. WOW WOW WOWZA. I'm totally swooning over it.

  3. Averill says:

    Wow I haven't thought about Laura Ashley since the '80s — and we not only had matching mother-daughter outfits but mother-daughters outfits (though sometimes my sister wore the blue version and I wore the pink). But that print is great — a very friendly color palette and the ikat is right on trend. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Mrs. Chic says:

    Very pretty! I've seen a very simular ikat mre muted version at Calico Corners

  5. Jami says:

    Great finds! I love that fabric! And the upholstered headboard!

  6. Design Esquire says:

    Love it! I never would have thought it was from Laura Ashley.

  7. Susie @ Maddie's Nest says:

    I went to all girls schools until high school….Laura Ashley conjures up some nice images of 1/2 my wardrobe. Thank godness my mom wouldn't buy me the bubble pants LA jumpers!

    These are beautiful selections. I am off to see more.

  8. bluehydrangea says:

    I can't believe that is Laura Ashley…she sure got hip!

  9. Dagny @ Beautiful Living says:

    I actually love Laura Ashley. My livingroom wallpaper is by LA as well as some amazing table lamps I have (so not frumpy!)

    Haven't seen the fabric before, but I'm really really digging it! 😀

  10. Laurie Jones says:

    I have been loving ikat for awhile and these fabrics are amazing, it doesn't surprise me to see Laura Ashley is making a coming back especially since floral prints have been hot in the fashion world for a few years now. It's so refreshing to see florals, stripes, and all types of patterns, it reflects the times I think!

  11. Laura@JourneyChic says:

    I love that fabric! I was obsessed with Laura Ashley when I was young. My 8th grade graduation dress was quite the number, with giant flowers that looked better on a 1950's couch than it did on me. And don't get me started on the bedding! It adorned my bed in college all four years. http://journeychic.com/2009/09/28/dorm-style-my-freshman-room-revisited/

  12. ABC Dragoo says:

    One of my favorite jumpers was from LA when I was a girl. Overall-esque, with billowy legs, buttons up the front and a fabric tie on each pocket in the front.

    My mom bought all the "poppy" fabric to make me a Laura Ashley quilt, because we couldn't afford to buy the pre-made one at the time. I still have the squares, promising myself that one day I will finish that quilt! 😉

    Thanks for the blast from the past.

  13. Design Darling says:

    leave it to you to make me rethink my aversion to all things laura ashley. that ikat would match my blog header quite nicely, don't you think?

  14. LindsB says:

    I would have never guessed that was a Laura Ashley fabric!

  15. KSK says:

    I had no clue that fabric is Laura Ashley. What a shocker! I've loved it since seeing it as accent pillows on the Domino twin bed pic too 🙂

  16. Fran says:

    Love the LS fabric you chose! Think it is the same fabric used in this kids' bedroom featured in Southern Living: http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/idea-houses/southern-living-georgia-idea-house-childrens-bed-bathroom-00400000050972/

  17. Bailey @ peppermintbliss says:

    I am LOVING this ikat, I want to use a similar colorway ikat from Brunschwig that I thought was out of our budget until I found the fabric we wanted to use in our bedroom marked down from $150 to $30 a yard. I think YOU of all people can imagine the happy dance that was done. Sooo now it looks like a little splurge might just be possible!

  18. Marija says:

    Not at all what I expect from Laura Ashley! Great pattern and I love the green and yellow together! marija

  19. Laura Mattal says:

    Ha! This post gave me a good laugh. I definitely remember all the chintzy Laura Ashley stuff in the 80s. It holds a special place in my heart because my given middle name (before I was married) was Ashley, making me Laura Ashley! My parents SWEAR they didn't know about the brand until after I was born. . . although my mom was a big fan of their drapery and bedding collections, and I definitely had a pink-and-white-floral bedroom from age 10 until high school. (I loved it, too, by the way. So girly!)

    This past year for my birthday, my mom gave me (as a joke) a copy of Laura Ashley's Complete Guide to Home Decorating, published in 1989. She found it at a thrift store for 75 cents. It's like a time capsule! Really takes me back. Loooooots of ruffles! Maybe I'll post some photos. . .

  20. Laura Mattal says:

    By the way, I should have said: I just found your blog recently and it's great! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  21. bazaarofserendipity says:

    great post! ive been dreaming about this fabric also, ever since i saw that headboard.


  22. Dobbygirl says:

    I LOOOOVE that Laura Ashley fabric – I dream of it ;o)

  23. beachbungalow8 says:

    hey, I just had new curtains made for my living room out of this! I'm dreaming up what the walls will be. Gray or a pale blue….hmmmm

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