Designer Rachel Ashwell, founder of Rachel Ashwell ® Shabby Chic ®, the brand that is synonymous with her design sense and lifestyle, based the brand on the aesthetics of beauty, comfort and function.
A word from Rachel:
"As both a mother and the creator of Rachel Ashwell ® Shabby Chic ®, my thoughts about decorating are that a home can be truly lived in and still be lovely. I believe in cozy relaxed settings where kids are free to put their feet on the sofa and guests can place their cups on the coffee table without a care. For me, the secret to living well is to surround myself with beautiful things that are practical and deliciously comfortable."
"My designs are inspired by flea market finds and the appeal of sensible living. Rachel Ashwell ® Shabby Chic ® is the marriage of my English heritage with the fresh and eclectic qualities of my California lifestyle. So while soft pastels, decadent furniture and cozy fabrics are the foundation of my style, Rachel Ashwell ® Shabby Chic ® gives a new lease on life to time-worn objects, allowing you to work with what you already have."