When the Laura Ashley label was launched in 1953 it tapped into the British love of country house nostalgia. The designs helped to create a quintessentially British brand which allowed people to bring a little piece of the countryside into their homes. Now the family are considering selling Rhydoldog House. Set in rural Wales set among the hills, streams and meadows Some of Laura Ashley’s best known floral designs were conceived here. Jenni is joined by her son, Nick Ashley and writer and designer, Martin Wood to discuss the enduring appeal of Laura Ashley and the country house look.
'Laura Ashley' by Martin Wood is published by Frances Lincoln Publishers (24 Sep 2009)