Enamored with the shabby-chic aesthetic? We get it. Coined by designer Rachel Ashwell in the 80s, the style brings comfy elegance to a whole new level. Let us show you how to recreate the look.
Mute the Hues. For this decorating scheme, white paint and light colors are essential. Refinish old furniture with these shades, then sand them gently for a worn appearance.
Hit the Antique Store. Shop for crystal fixtures and gold accents. If the perfect old-school treasure isn’t within reach, consider a reproduction with worn patina.
Keep It Feminine. Let a curvy-edged, French-inspired mirror sit pretty above a tufted headboard. Oh, and don’t be afraid of a skirted bed – think simple cotton or linens with pleats.
Bring the Outside In. That white outdoor furniture? It will look just as good indoors. Try a garden table as a desk or a wrought-iron chair at the dining-room table.
Our Shabby Chic: Artfully Distressed Décor Boutique opened Friday, August 7, at 11AM ET.
By Kim Watson, Staff Writer
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