martedì 20 gennaio 2009

shabby chic style, from...the past.

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.
pink, mint green, and soft aqua are also popular colors
seen in accessories and fabrics.
the style started in great britain and evokes the type of decoration
foundin large country houses where there are
worn and faded old 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.
rachel ashwell is the shubby chic shops and website's owner.

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