I am so happy that I had the chance to meet Rachel Ashwell at a Country Home magazine "Be Creative" event in New York City way back when. I love her Shabby Chic/faded rose/soft color world and am so happy that her brand continues to thrive. Did you see her contribution to the Feburary 2011 Country Living magazine? I'm with Rachel, off-white canvas sofas are timeless!
You can see her at the event in the distance, signing books for a few ladies near a table she had decorated with layers of lace, ribbon, roses and feather plumes.
After I took this photo, I walked over to her with one of her books (Shabby Chic) and she was as relaxed as can be while we talked about the event and she signed my book. No lines, no security, no restrictions. A bunch of women at a beautiful event, enjoying the sun and sharing notes about living a creative life.