Contemporary living inspired by the natural world

Natural textures, spring blossoms and neutral tones combine this season for an interior look that is sophisticated, comfortable and easy to live with in any home. Get the look with Laura Ashley’s Natural By Design spring/summer collection

For more than 60 years Laura Ashley has been creating coveted furniture and design-led pieces that have turned it into a household name and global brand. Renowned for its quintessentially British charm, the company has built upon its rich design heritage to produce a beautiful collection for spring/summer 2017, called Natural By Design.

The theme celebrates the natural world. It’s a neutral colour palette of caramels, truffles, linens and off-whites that gives a sophisticated interior feel that’s easy to live with in any home, while the hero prints include stylised florals and soft geometrics – perfect for adding interest to your décor. 

The lead print Magnolia Grove evokes the feeling of the first spring blossoms and adorns everything from fabric and wallpaper to lampshades and bedlinen. If you want to make more of a statement but don’t want to overpower a room then the Weston print wallpaper is the ideal solution.

If you are looking to create a light and airy feel around your home, the Dorset furniture range in white or pale French grey is a stylish choice that also provides great storage and dining options. If you prefer something more traditional, the Garrat range in dark chestnut is perfect for adding richness and depth.

Laura Ashley has always been a versatile brand that is meant to be lived with and enjoyed. The Padstow chaise end sofa bed opens up to a generous size in one swift action, perfect for when you have guests to stay. Meanwhile, if you love the look of big sofas but are worried about fitting them through narrow hallways, the Easy Access range is delivered in multiple sections which can then be easily assembled at home. For smaller spaces, try the Petite range of sofas, created with compact living in mind.

In the bedroom, furniture is kept sleek and elegant with the Keats range, which has a stylish oak finish that perfectly complements the relaxed and natural feel of the scheme.

Accessories add the finishing touch to any home. The Natural By Design theme introduces statement, contemporary lighting with the Mulroy antler design chandelier, or the fun and fruity pineapple-shaped glass pendant. Brass-edged accessories such as terrariums, lanterns, trays, and photo frames add beautiful touches of luxury. Team with textured pieces such as Clandon embroidered cushions, the Hinton chunky weave rug and striking rattan wall art to complete the refined and contemporary look.

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