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A Tour Through HomesDirect365 Highlights

We recently launched our new website to better feature some of our most popular collections, such as French furniture and its dear sibling shabby chic. Let’s stroll past a few of the beautiful items currently in our galleries. Maison Antique French Style Chaise This is the definition of elegant simplicity. The natural linen upholstery and gently weathered wood frame allow this little loveseat from our shabby chic furniture collection to blend into an existing decor, while the subtle curves give it flair. Click here to learn more and order the... Read More

new blog 11/08/2016

Shabby Chic Furniture for Any Room – Chest of Drawers

Get back from a long day’s work, throw your bag in under the coat rack – there’s a bunch of stuff in your pockets, what are you going to do with it? Dump it in the top drawer of the chest of drawers you keep in the hallway for just this need. A quick deposit of stuff you’ll get to sorting later, like those batteries that need to be taken to the office for recycling. The other reason you keep a chest of drawers in the hall is because it... Read More


Sophia: The Ultimate Shabby Chic Collection

If you love the look of shabby chic furniture, you’ll love the Sophia Collection. It provides the perfect foundation for a total room makeover. Elements in this collection have strong but clean lines. The heavy frames are offset by classic brushed steel in the drawer pulls and other fixtures. Let’s start with the dressing table. We are constantly being told we need to adopt mindfulness practices or meditation or some such other thing that is bound to take up time in a busy day. It’s a noble goal, so what... Read More

De-Stress with Houseplants

Some house decorations can feel like unnecessary clutter. Houseplants are a great, functional way of decorating empty corners. Well-placed greenery can brighten a space and purify air leaving you feeling more relaxed and restful. Spending time in nature can reduce stress levels and anxiety, but being out of doors isn’t always an option when the weather is cold and rainy. So, we’ve compiled a short list of five houseplants that we think will help you de-stress and purify the air in your home.   English Ivy is considered one of the... Read More


5 Shabby Chic Headboards You Have to Have

When decorating your bedroom in shabby chic style, the headboard may just be the most important piece you choose. Every piece, together, makes up the entire space but this item is often the focal point, so you’ll want to get it just right. You can then continue to build upon the design to achieve an eclectic but cohesive vibe. With the right headboard and a few other great pieces of furniture, you can continue to gather and add elements to the room, perhaps even over the course of many years.... Read More


Important Elements of Shabby Chic Design

Shabby chic isn’t always frills and lace. It’s a combination of comfort and the charms of eclectic imperfection. The shabby chic design has become one of the most popular styles with its weathered woods, pastel shades and ivory white furniture. In most spaces that display shabby chic styles, we’ll see soft pastels such as pinks, whites, greyish blues and florals. These tones will immediately transform your space from drab to chic. Your large pieces of furniture should include weathered pieces, cast iron or antique-style chandeliers, stools and lamps, and other... Read More

Your Very Own Shabby Chic She-Shed

  Just as men can have their own “Man Cave”, women have created their equivalent with the “she-shed”. The she-shed is designed to give the woman of the house a place of her own, and there are many stunning examples of how a little imagination (and no little conviction) can help create a wonderful new garden feature. You might use it as a summer retreat, where you can get lost in a good book, or perhaps as a greenhouse for growing fruits and flowers all year round. Shabby chic she-sheds... Read More