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Shabby Chic (Paperback): Rachel Ashwell

Shabby Chic (Paperback)

Rachel Ashwell

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Valuable flea market finds . . .A peeling, antique vanity in a muted sea green . . . An elegant, cracked chandelier . . .An enormous, slipcovered sofa with deep, plush cushions . . .

Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple, practical living: these are the cornerstones of Shabby Chic style. Like the cozy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian villa, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible.

The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of the Shabby Chic home decor stores, provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy-to-follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style.

A behind-the-scenes look at a flea market lets readers in on Rachel's personal secrets of how to cull hidden treasures from flea market trash--an old trunk, its paint peeling around the edges, can be given new life as a coffee table, while a chipped white iron salvage piece becomes the perfect frame for a vintage mirror. This book tells you not only how to restore these pieces but how to find the perfect place for them in your home. Gorgeous color photographs and accompanying text reveal how this relaxed look works with a variety of different styles, from Victorian to Mediterranean to contemporary.

General

Imprint: Harper Design International
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2011
First published: March 2011
Authors: Rachel Ashwell
Dimensions: 252 x 206 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 197
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-200731-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Interior design
Books > Health, Home & Family > Home & house maintenance > Home furnishing & decoration > General
LSN: 0-06-200731-9
Barcode: 9780062007315

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