Marking the 60th anniversary of Laura Ashley our beloved Bloomsbury is backâ€¦ read more
Die hard Laura Ashley fans will recognise our spring / summer Bloomsbury collection from the much loved 80â€™s original. Laura Ashley acquired the rights to a rare selection of Charleston House patterns 25 years ago (1987) and to mark our 60th anniversary this year was the perfect timing for itâ€™s revival! Bold, freely painted patterns, shown in signature prints Queen Mary and Charleston Grapes, combined with a scandi influence; provide the basis for our statement collection of the season.
The playful colour palette is in keeping with one of the original 1987 colourations of our Queen Mary print, with pretty jade, plum, primrose and steel grey hues. Go bold with the Bloomsbury prints on curtains and upholstery or give a nod the artistic aesthetic with a touch of pattern on cushions / accessories or just one wallpapered feature wall. Mix with soft amethyst and simple scandi inspired furniture.
To jog those of you that might remember the original see the campaign image we dug out from the archive below (circa 1987) and then some stunning campaign images of how it has been re-invented for todayâ€¦
The original Bloomsbury room collection from 1987 shot in an artistâ€™s London studio. What a picture!
Bloomsbury collection spring / summer 2013 with a modern twist.