Behind The Design: Bloomsbury Collection

Over 25 years ago, Laura Ashley played a key part in the restoration of Charleston Farmhouse by reproducing the fabrics originally designed in the 1930's by leading Bloomsbury artists, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell. Following this successful project, Laura Ashley was granted the rights to carefully re-colour these popular designs and introduce them into the 1987 Laura Ashley Home Furnishings collection. 

 Now in our 60th anniversary year, Laura Ashley has given the conceptual Bloomsbury collection a revival for Spring/Summer 2013, drawing on inspiration from these designs, which have been lovingly stored in our archive over the years. Bold, freely painted patterns, shown in signature prints Queen Mary (shown above) and Charleston Grapes (below), combined with a Skandi influence; provide the basis for this striking collection, which remains true to its original colourations of jade, plum, primrose and steel grey. A real interiors statement, the collection presents quirky fabrics and wallpapers, whilst treasured painted accessories complete the look.

Laura Ashley Home Senior Design Manager Jo Bennett said, “Bloomsbury invokes a creative nostalgia derived from freedom of expression. From painting on walls to decorating every possible surface – capturing that essence is vital to this archive collection”.

Queen Mary Mug, Charleston Grapes Mug and Queen Mary Print Jug

Queen Mary Bowl

View the entire collection here.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. MC wrote:
I feel in love with this fabric in the 80's and am dying to find it - anyone know where I can buy now?

Sat, November 23, 2013 @ 11:59 AM

2. Laura Ashley wrote:
Dear MC,

Our Bloomsbury collection is available online for purchase here:

Thank you!

Tue, November 26, 2013 @ 9:33 AM

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