Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Book Review: Couture Prairie by Rachel Ashwell

Who's seen Rachel Ashwell's gorgeous new book Couture Prairie?

Every single page is absolutely wham-bam full of delicious Country Style inspiration.

Couture Prairie, published by Ryland, Peters and Small, takes you on an amazing tour around The Prairie, Rachel's lifelong dream-fulfilling boutique hotel.

Rather than any kind of mainstream hotel, it's actually a collection of darling houses, all transformed at the Midas touch of Rachel Ashwell's hands.

Throughout the book, we're taken around each beautifully and painstakingly lovely part of The Prairie hotel, and drawn into Rachel's journey.

However, although it's clear that the hotel is an absolute passion of hers, this is not a book with ideas that are out of reach for any of us mere mortals. There are ideas aplenty for even the most modest of cottages.

If you feet are firmly on the Country side of Modern Country, or even if you want a little piece of Country in your oh-so-Modern home, then feast your eyes on the pages of Couture Prairie.

From breath-taking chandeliers to softly, softly industrial touches this is a book that will transform any preconceived notions you have of Shabby Chic.

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Sarah said...

I love Rachel and Shabby Chic, I will have to check it out, I have two of her books and they are absolutely beautiful and so inspirational for great ideas. Have a great rest of the week! xo

Travel With Lulu said...

I love how designers now have hotels - I imagine it would be like waking up in a magazine. I've always loved her Shabby Chic design. Yum yum yummy!

Heaven's Walk said...

I pre-ordered this book the minute I heard it was being published, Sarah. And it certainly has NOT disappointed me! I have spent hours sinking into those gorgeous pages, and ever more hours trying to incorporate the lovely prairie look into my farmhouse. In fact, I loved the book so much that I decided to offer it as a giveaway this week! :)

xoxo laurie


So lovely. Sarah, you would love her very inexpensive line of bedding etc. at Target. When you come to visit your neighbor, I will take you there. (Bring an empty suitcase with you.)


Unknown said...

This was on the very top of my birthday wish list ... I LOVE it xx

Unknown said...

BTW ... do you like Gwyneth Paltrow? I can't search your blog as I'm at work on a very slowww computer but I'm sure I've seen you post about her. Anyways, have you seen this? http://www.goop.com/about/whats-goop
Think you'll like it xx

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hey lovely Louise,

I thought of you as I put this post together! I KNEW you'd love the book!!

Yes, Goop is lovely isn't it? I used to subscribe to it but found it all a bit too sheeny-shiny perfect for my liking. I like seeing a bit more behind the scenes of people's lives....call me nosy!! ;-)



Anonymous said...

This book looks fab. I adore pic 2 that you've shown, the rustic table in the large barn with a stunning chandelier above - a perfect shabby/chic combo.

Elaine said...

Looks like another winner by Rachel. I'm inspired by just your sneak peek. Will need to check it out at the bookstore.

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