Timeless Shabby Chic Furniture – What Is It?
The term ‘shabby chic furniture’ is a very frequent term used to describe furniture, but what is it? what do we mean by this popular term?
The term “shabby-chic” was first used in the late eighties by fashion designer Rachel Ashwell. The term encompasses the decor you might expect to find in a tastefully decorated, antique styled home or maybe even your own Grandparents house.
Many shabby chic style themes center around the use of shades of white. This is invariably combined with a light distressed effect. The concept uses many different types of vintage items such as wrought iron curtain rods with flimsy sheer curtains (perhaps dyed with tea), luxuriant pillows abound, and of course, plenty of fresh cut flowers. This style is not rigidly defined, but is achieved through an elegant balance of the old and worn.
The point to consider is that shabby chic furniture is often very good, quality pieces of furniture that has withstood the test of time. Gaining this style or effect in your home is simply grouping furniture with a solid aged appearance. Our website offers a range of brand new furniture designed in a shabby chic style. Much of our furniture selection is influenced by the French antique style focused on great design and form.
We offer several different ranges of furniture to suit a shabby chic design ethos; this includes collections such as La Rochelle, Rocco, Baroque, Montpellier and our New England Farmhouse collection. You can mix and match between ranges to reflect your individual style and personality, or, if you prefer to select from a single range you can guarantee an effortless design style that appeals across every generation providing class and sophistication through your home. The great thing about the shabby chic style is that the overall effect is timeless, by updating your interiors to a shabby chic design effect you can benefit from an up-to-date fashionable style that is timeless and will offer a fresh and innovative style choice for years to come.
Selecting a few pieces of new shabby chic furniture is a great idea for any new home owner, antique collector or property developer. By selecting a piece of furniture or two, you can effectively use these to tie in any future pieces you may buy. For property developing having a selection of high quality pieces help transform a house into a home and can be reused in each development you do to help promote a sale. You can further enhance your interior style with soft furnishings, fabrics, lighting accessories and mirrors adding light and depth to your design ideas.