Shabby chic, an idea developed by author and designer Rachel Ashwell It's a style crafted from vintage chandeliers in the living room, old apothecary jars in the bathroom and worn, dramatic frames on the bedroom wall. It's casual and comfortable Chandeliers can be fun and fabulous when you're decorating with shabby chic items. Whether you're starting with a traditional light fixture or something unusual, your chandeliers can make a personal decorating statement. What's your lighting goal? The trend that designers are calling "the new feminine" isn't a return to an excess of florals, shabby-chic lace and other cliches of feminine decor from a decade ago. Instead, "feminine style" has evolved into "an aesthetic that's classic with a soft And ‘shabby chic', as it has been known for a few years Denim covered sofas are also good for this look. Add a pretty chandelier with white or coloured crystal drops, old fashioned side tables with curved legs painted in a distressed shade of BELLEVUE —Home store Common Folk Co. mirrors what its owners feel common folk gravitate toward: eclectic European shabby chic. The quaint showroom overflows with a unique mix of antique cabinets, huge outdoor wall clocks, chandeliers and old tennis rackets. It's a four-plex on a busy side street. But bit by bit, she has transformed a nondescript 1,000-square-foot apartment into a charming, shabby chic home with French cottage charm. With chandeliers and lace, china plates and shells, her home has become a .
As Rachel Ashwell approaches the 25th anniversary of her first Shabby Chic shop in Santa Monica like the wagon wheel chandelier in the dining room. Ashwell originally put it on the "do not keep" list, but changed her mind after she added some silk Find something old: Vintage always softens. Even if you are into stainless steel and modern clean lines, a fabulous old mirror or whimsical chandelier will beautify the room. Make it inviting: Add fresh flowers in abundance and lots of plush pillows Before I covered homes, I never really identified with trends much beyond those I liked or loathed, that is, until I found shabby chic, a craze that turned old wicker, dainty chandeliers (usually painted white and dripping with crystals). The store carries everything from decorative topiary plants to antique European chandeliers. "We're always trying to such as distressed furniture and vintage wall hangings. Get the look: Shabby chic Add elegance and color to the bedroom with these .
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