Shabby chic is described as being a style of interior decor that embraces furniture, accessories and soft furnishing that are or look pleasingly old or slightly worn. This style often features mismatched furniture and accessories that look beautiful together. As well as old or slightly worn furniture shabby chic style often also incorporates natural colours and subtle tones, textures, fabrics, antique items and statement pieces that a strong visual impact.
Shabby chic is warm, friendly and homely. It is often described as farmhouse or cottage style and as it bears an uncanny similarity to French country shabby chic style and decor pieces work well with French style furniture and accessories.
As I grew up living in a farmhouse that was pure farmhouse style it is no surprise that shabby chic is a style that I have fully embraced now. I love the style and incorporate shabby chic pieces into my home. What I love the most about shabby chic that it celebrates imperfection and highlights the beauty in worn pieces as well as displaying the charm of natural tones and textures.
Whilst I cannot claim my house epitomises the loveliness of shabby chic throughout, I do love to incorporate the odd piece of shabby chic, French country and antique here and there so that I can benefit from the delightfulness of worn, ornate and well loved pieces. As such I am always on the lookout for new items, and as well as trawling through charity and antique shops that can be a haven for shabby chic furniture and accessories, I always keep my eye out for new websites that are a treasure trove of furniture and accessories that encapsulates the charm of shabby chic or French country style.
One site I have fallen in love with is Dandelion Interiors.
The site is filled with beautiful specially selected home decor accessories and furniture. With a lovely range of antique and french style items the site is the perfect place to get items for that charming shabby chic look.
Here are a few of the items on my wish list and what I would love to get to adorn the house with to inject it will a little shabby chicness. -
Antiqued Metal Kiss Me Sign - Antiqued White Tea Pot Wall Clock - Antiqued White Metal Table Easel - Antiqued Wood and Linen Chair - Antique Book Set of 3 Storage Boxes - Ornate Antiqued White Photo Frame - Cream Antique White Oval Mirror
Have you ever tried a shabby chic look?