Shabby chic interior design aims to make use of furniture and furnishings that appear aged and show clear signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasized to differentiate it from a genuine period decor. Take a look at the amazing article that Design Build Ideas team prepares to you!
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The shabby chic look is loved for its lushness and richness in details but clean soft colors. The feminine finishes and the time worn textures give the furniture its soul and history. Vintage is often combined with modern to give a room an eclectic mix. You can see more about the Eclectic Style here.
Vintage fixtures, hardware and accessories married with white or pastel-painted cabinets are the essence of today’s shabby chic style kitchen. Decorating with lace and floral patterns are also at the heart of shabby chic design.
Rachel Ashwell has been for more than 15 years the most influential shabby chic decorator. While in her teens, before moving to California, Ashwell, whose mother restored antique dolls and teddy bears and father was a secondhand rare books dealer, began selling antiques at London outdoor markets. 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.
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