April 1, 2010

Shabby Chic Interior Design

SHABBY CHIC
The style started in Great Britain and evokes the type of decoration found in large country houses where there are worn and faded old chintz sofas and curtains, old paintwork and unassuming 'good' taste. The end result of shabby chic is to achieve an elegant overall effect, as opposed to the sentimentally cute Pop-Victorian. Recycling old furniture and fabrics is an important aspect of the look and was especially popular with modern Bohemians and artisans that made up a sidelined counter-culture movement during the 1980s when expensive quality decor became very fashionable with the upper middle classes. The original shabby chic interiors were usually considered in themselves works of art.


                                                     
                                  

The essence of shabby chic style is vintage and antique furniture painted white (or another soft pastel color) and distressed at the corners by sanding.



Popular decor items are pillows made of vintage barkcloth fabric, vintage linens, chenille bedspreads, vintage chandeliers, and anything with roses on it.


It is a soft, relaxed feminine romantic way of decorating that looks comfortable and inviting.



                                       
Why I Love it

  1. The soft pastel color palette

  2. White White & more White!

  3. Mirriors & Chandeliers

  4. Romantic & Inviting

  5. Simply Beautiful
                                    
Love LOVE this Book!

8 comments:

the red bungalow said...

That turquoise chandelier is quite amazing! I'm so in to the chandelier-mixed-in-with-casual look. Great pics!

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

these are all so gorgeous, great picks! have a lovely Easter weekend

Irene b said...

love love your blog! Happy easter

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

You images here are simply ´´pure Love and fresh breahttaking´´,Love it very much!-)))*

Wish you veru sunny Easter,dear Pearl!

Much Love,

***Violetta***

Tamara Nicole said...

How romantic and gorgeous! I so need to redo our hoem decor, very inspiring thank you:-)

Viktoria Kovtun said...

LOve your stuff hun! your very creative and crafty..

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I love the look too, in fact most of my home is done in this relaxed bright, happy style!
it is feminine and so very fresh!

nice photos, as usual!

ciao bella
carmelina

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I love the look too, in fact most of my home is done in this relaxed bright, happy style!
it is feminine and so very fresh!

nice photos, as usual!

ciao bella
carmelina