Thursday, June 15, 2017

throw back thursday designs

i had little idea what 'shabby chic' was when it started to become 'a thing' in recent years...

"Shabby Chic interior design presents a soft, feminine feel that differentiates this look from other vintage styles. It is a uniquely romantic way of decorating that first originated in the the 1980’s in the United Kingdom. Shabby Chic interior design consists of furnishings that are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear, or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor."
  • Furniture: Shabby Chic furnishings show signs of wear and distressed, time-worn and painted layers.
  • Fabrics: Fabrics tend to be cottons and old French linens. Whites and pastels are favorite colors.
  • Decor: Popular decor items are pillows made of vintage fabrics, vintage linens, chenille bedspreads, vintage chandeliers, and anything with roses on it.

not really my design style but i thought i could put a throw together with my own take on shabby chic....it's currently a wip that i featured recently and i am layering ruffled ripples of cocoa brown, creamy off white and whipped creamy white...i may call it cafe au lait :) but not everyone loves all white so i thought a bit of neutral color would pop a bit....

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