At Home With Stylist Magazines Fashion Director

Alexandra Fullerton enjoys the perfect weekend… read more

As Fashion Director of Stylist magazine, Alexandra Fullerton works in central London. Despite this capital location (alongside frequent travel to Milan, Paris and New York) Alex’s heart belongs to her home in the North Essex countryside. “The weekend is sacred and I can’t wait to get out of the city on Friday night. Our friends always want to come over and entertaining is one of my favourite activities, along with gardening, baking and rooting around car boot sales to buy other people’s junk (a hobby my husband despairs of!)” It’s clear that vintage British style, and Laura Ashley in particular, is close to Alex’s heart. “I have several pieces of my mother’s vintage Seventies and Eighties Laura Ashley but I love the modern prints and textures too. They’re perfect for the eclectic style I’ve decorated my home in.”

Alex has kindly shared some of her weekend snaps at home in her beautiful country escape. Spot her Laura Ashley home pieces…

Laura Ashley Imogen cotton bedlinen

“Saturday starts with clean sheets and a well deserved lie-in”

Laura Ashley Emmeline pair of cream wall hooks

“These clever hooks help keep my dressing room tidy. My husband mounted them onto a beautiful piece of oak to add authenticity. The back of this Stalk Print Cotton Cropped Top has a lovely ribbon tie at the back of the neck”.

Truscott Cotton Reverse Quilt in Duck Egg

“Making the guest bedroom perfect is a joy! We have a subtle butterfly theme and have ensured there is a super-comfy quilt on the bed, alongside a stack of books and magazines, water and chocolate.”

“The guest bedroom Astor curtain tie-backs and my collection of vintage perfume bottles.”

T-shirt: Laura Ashley Limited collection for Uniqlo

“No Spring weekend is complete without time in the garden. Whether it’s tending my herb tubs, weeding or simply sipping iced water under my vintage bunting I can’t wait to get outside!”

Floral Printed Glass Jug

“This jug goes perfectly with my car-boot found bird glasses!”

Curtains in Vittorio Gold Damask with vintage brass tie-backs. Cream footed marble bowl

“Cosy up… My reading nooks where I can settle down with a book if the rains sets in. The cream footed marble bowl I tend to keep well stocked with sweets and within easy reach!”

“The drawing room houses a mix of vintage buys and fresh new finds including the Baylis Pleated Cushion and Archer Gold Leaf Lamp.”

Alex wears Stalk Print Cotton Cropped Top and Willow Under Bed Storage 

“One of my favourite weekend activities is tidying my wardrobe (really!). Archiving old pieces into storage is really satisfying.”

 

Which pieces do you like in Alex’s home? Love to hear your thoughts below or tweet us @LauraAshley__

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