Shabby ChicBook - 2011
A complete, illustrated guide to creating a unique style of home decorating that combines old-fashioned aesthetic appeal with modern practicality explains how to use fabric and paint to create effects, the art of flea-market shopping and more. Reprint. A best-selling book. 15,000 first printing.
"Shabby Chic is as unpretentious as its author, including thoughts about what works and what doesn't, tips on how to shop at a flea market, inspirational photographic illustrations and plenty of encouragement." —Los Angeles Daily News
Rachel Ashwell’s bestselling guide to home furnishings, flower arrangements, flea-market finds, tag-sale treasures, and more continues to bring American home decorating back to basics with its remarkably down-to-earth yet beautiful aesthetic, showing you how to capture “the aura of old money, cushy comfort, and crafted indifference.” With her keen eye for thrifty style, and a peerless sense of how to get the most for the least out of your adventures into interior decorating, Ashwell and Shabby Chic are your treasure map to a treasure-filled home.
Demonstrates how to create the shabby chic style, which combines time-worn furnishings and objects with modern practicality, including how to create special effects with different materials and the art of flea-market shopping.