The History of Laura Ashley’s Mr Jones Design

By on 7th December in Featured, Room Inspiration

So far on Good to be Home, we have discussed a number of Laura Ashley designs, including Oriental Garden, Josette, Tatton, Thalia and Cottonwood. In this piece we are looking at what was proven to be one of the favourite designs amongst the Laura Ashley brand ambassadors – Mr Jones.

Mr Jones is a classic geometric design and was inspired by Owen Jones’ 19th century The Grammar of Ornament source book. It was introduced into the range initially in 1984 by Laura Ashley herself after working on the design with Laura Ashley designer Brian Jones.

Mr Jones cushion design

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Laura Ashley said in ‘A Life By Design’, “I’m only interested in re-opening people’s eyes to what they have forgotten about.” This philosophy still remains as the Mr Jones print was re-introduced in 2013, following a poll on Facebook that discovered this was the most sought after design that was no longer in the Laura Ashley range.

The relaunch of Mr Jones was part of Laura Ashley’s 60th anniversary collection and available in the original navy colourway as well as new print colours – dove grey, duck egg, cranberry and gold. These are still in the range today available as wallpaper and fabric.

Laura Ashley's Mr Jones print colourways

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Although a classic design with historic influence Mr Jones fits comfortably with the current interiors trend for geometric patterns. Whether on a feature wall or etched on to decorative glass, Mr Jones will bring a timeless style to your home.

The Laura Ashley blog often features guest authors for fashion and interior edits: Soumya from Made by Molu uses Mr Jones in her Make & Do: A Handmade wedding blog.

Laura Ashley Mr Jones used at a wedding

Have a read of Soumya’s article here.

How have you used the Mr Jones design in your home or if you haven’t, how would you use it at home? Let us know on our Facebook page or Twitter (@GoodtobeHomeMag).

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