Rachel Ashwell, Shabby Chic designer & creator, shared her summer style with us:
The Color of Summer 2012:
I am loving lavender. It inspired this year's collection of bedding for my Simply Shabby Chic line at Target.
All Time #1 Vacation Location:
Malibu, CA or Round Top, TX
Hotel You'd Love to Escape To:
I have to say my own — The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell. I designed it to my personal specifications on everything I want in a hotel — beauty, comfort and function. It has complete luxury while also embracing the cultural experience of the environment. The town where it's located, Round Top, Texas, is filled with lovely people and the best fleamarkets in the world.
Most Prized Souvenir from Your Travels:
A box of horseshoes… luck for every day.
Planted in the Garden this Year:
A few more roses.
Favorite Patio in the World:
My Malibu beach house.
Must Have Item for Summer Entertaining:
Over-dyed and mismatched napkins.
Most Refreshing Summertime Drink:
Iced water with lemon and mint.
Essential Song for Your Party Playlist:
Bob Marley — One Love
Best Book in the Beachbag:
My personal journal.
To celebrate summer, Apartment Therapy has asked some of the most stylish people we know to answer a few survey questions on how they enjoy the season. There's more to come!
(Images: via Rachel Ashwell)