Tomorrow Offline: Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic

Tomorrow Offline: Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic

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Maxwell Ryan
Oct 13, 2009

• What: AT's New York Design Meetup
• Guest: Rachel Ashwell, founder of Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic
• RSVP's: 99 Yes / 27 Maybe (rsvp here)
• When: 6:30-9pm, Wednesday, October 13
• Where: Shabby Chic's new store, 117 Mercer Street

Tomorrow I'm going to be visiting with a very special guest, Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic fame, and I invite all Apartment Therapy readers in NYC to come down and join me (we've got about 100 folks already coming!). Join us for a peek into their new store which just opened. We're also going to continue doing what we started last month and cure one room a month with Group Apartment Therapy and provide time for lots of networking...

We'll start the evening with a ten minute presentation of one troubled room, which we'll post ahead of time, and get the audience to lend a hand. Interested in being next months' room?

Want to Submit a Room to Cure?

Send us 3-5 photos of your problem room, a floor plan, along with a sentence explaining what you feel your biggest challenge is. Please email saram @ apartmenttherapy . com and we'll contact the owner of the selected room at least one week before the next meetup.

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RSVP and Sign Up here if you plan to join us for this special Meetup.

All About Rachel Ashwell

"For more than 15 years, the name Rachel Ashwell has been synonymous with Shabby Chic©. The Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic® brand, based on the aesthetics of beauty, comfort and function, marries great design with casual ease.

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic launched in 1989 with a line of slip-covered furniture, bedding and fabrics sold at her flagship store in Santa Monica, Calif. The collection has since expanded to home furnishings stores nationwide.

In 2004, Ashwell and Target partnered to develop the Simply Shabby Chic™ line of decorative items exclusively for Target, bringing Ashwell's blend of English elegance and California casual to fans of relaxed and stylish living nationwide. Target guests quickly embraced the collection and its philosophy.

Over the last four years, Ashwell has extended her collection to include vintage-inspired furniture and decorative accessories, three new bedding collections, expanded her assortment of stationery products, and launched the first ever Simply Shabby Chic pet collection.

An accomplished designer and businesswoman, Ashwell also is the author of the best-selling books Shabby Chic, Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating Guide, The Shabby Chic Home, Shabby Chic: The Gift of Giving and Shabby Chic Sumptuous Settings and Other Lovely Things. She has been featured in top national home and lifestyle publications and hosted the former Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic® television show on the Style Network.

Ashwell was born in England but has spent the past 20 years in Southern California. A former movie set designer and stylist, she was inspired by her two children to develop the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic brand when she realized she needed a home that was as practical as it was beautiful. She currently lives in Brentwood, Calif. with her two children Lily and Jake. "

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