London, UK (PRWEB) October 8, 2010
Laura Ashley is offering both budding and established designers the chance to make their creative mark by entering the Laura Ashley Design Service Competition.
Entrants are provided with a client brief and a bare-bones description of three rooms within their home - kitchen, living room and guest room. There are no set dimensions, features or project budget, so designers really are given free reign to express their clients' personalities and their own creativity with products from the Laura Ashley home furnishings range.
Professional designers must submit mood boards and designs for two of the three rooms, while amateurs need only complete one. Three prizes, of Laura Ashley giftcards with a value of up to £5000, will be awarded in each category and winners will be invited to Laura Ashley's head office for a photo shoot and to receive their award.
With so many gorgeous things available in the Laura Ashley home furnishings range, the main difficulty that entrants to the competition will encounter is deciding which to choose for their room designs. Bedroom furniture for the guest bedroom might take on the antiqued elegance of the Henshaw range or the cottage charm of the Bramley, all enhanced by gorgeous wallpapers and fabrics in the prints and patterns for which Laura Ashley is revered: would you choose the soothing elegance of the eau de nil Melbury or the whimsically pretty Portland Amethyst; the warmth of the Gosford Silk Cranberry or the rich drama of the gold-hued St Germain? As the focal point of the room, will the bed feature the inviting depth of the sledge-style Broughton or the clean simplicity of the Devon?
Laura Ashley's design service enables customers to maximise their home's beauty, space and impact, not only by doing all of the legwork in finding the right professionals for the various jobs that interior decorating entails, but also on an aesthetic level, showing you how items from the Laura Ashley collections can work within your home and enhance your enjoyment of living, entertaining and even working within it. The Design Service competition represents an exciting opportunity for those with an interest in or passion for design to experience the pleasure of creating covetable living spaces with beautifully crafted, superior quality Laura Ashley products, as well to win high-value prizes to spend on their own Laura Ashley favourites.
Entries close on October 29th and winners will be selected at the end of November. For more details and an entry form, please visit http://competitions.lauraashley.com/
For more information please contact:
Laura Ashley PR Team
0207 880 5100
About Laura Ashley
Laura Ashley is one of the UK's leading retailers, with over 225 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland, plus an expanding international business. Offering stylish, high quality, great value women's clothing and home furnishings. In the last financial year Laura Ashley sales were £268.4 million.
As a much-loved British heritage brand Laura Ashley founded in 1953 provides a source of design-led items, good-quality yet accessible fabrics, wallpaper, furniture, lighting and home accessories and women's fashion.
The company also offers an excellent level of services including an array of bespoke options for the home, including made to order upholstery in a choice of over 100 fabric options, made to measure curtains & blinds and a comprehensive Design service.
Laura Ashley has growing franchise operations all over the world, including the Far East, Australia, Scandinavia and South America, as well as increasing numbers of licensing projects for products including carpets, eyewear, scarves and bedlinen.
In addition to an increasing portfolio of store Laura Ashley also offers a mail order service and internet sales at http://www.lauraashley.com.