Regular readers will know that I love both the style of the English Arts and Crafts Movement and Laura Ashley (mainly for it’s production of designs in Arts & Crafts style, but also because I loved the beautiful floral dresses my mother used to buy me from Laura Ashley when I was a child.)

Below you will find my favourites designs of Laura Ashley Summer Palace Wallpaper.

I’m particularly interested in bird designs at the moment. I’m not sure where this interest has come from but I was excited to see that Laura Ashley’s collection has incorporated bird designs in many of it’s prints. My favourite of the season has to be the delicate ‘Summer Palace’ print shown below. It comes in a range of colour combinations and showcases the natural world in all it’s beauty.


I particularly love the Laura Ashley duck egg colour combination as the flora seem to ‘pop-out’ of the design against the beautiful chalky blue background.  For a more subtle look in the Laura Ashley Summer Palace Wallpaper, the taupe/ivory combination below works well and would work well in a light and airy bedroom.


The one thing I would like it for Laura Ashley to provide a little more information about the background of the design of the Summer Palace wallpaper design, the colour combinations and where they take inspiration from.
This hit me particularly when I saw this design, which is called Tatton Teal Damask.


I assume this design has something to do with the design being a copy or being inspired by the interiors of the mansion house at Tatton Park near Manchester.