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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

21st Century Drawing Rooms for Shabby Chic Homes

21st Century Drawing Rooms for Shabby Chic Homes The phrase “drawing room” dates back to the 18th century. After being well fed, ladies and gents would “withdraw” to an open and comfortable setting suitable for after-dinner socialising. It’s generally the part of the house where visitors may be entertained and generally the part of the house that is most furnished. The 18th century drawing rooms held the same pieces as you would find today in a French- inspired space. The classic, modern-day lounging area has some essential pieces that you... Read More

Lighting Up Your Space

Lighting Up Your Space There are three basic types of lighting to choose from and this decision should not be taken…. lightly. The lighting in your room sets the mood and tone and may even determine the function of the space. Do you want the ambiance to be warm and comfortable? Or does it need to be bright and purposeful? A good lighting plan combines all three types of lighting to illuminate an area according to style and function. The first type of lighting is general lighting or otherwise known... Read More

Creating a Shabby Chic French Boudoir

Creating a Shabby Chic French Boudoir   Shabby chic furniture and décor is known to be romantic with its combination of comfort and serenity. With touches of crown mouldings, natural finishes, expensive and fine furnishings, florals and light and airy colour palettes, recreating a bedroom in this design is simple to do, even on a budget.   First, choose a colour scheme that suits your taste and the overall design of the space. A great colour scheme to begin with is one that emphasises pastels such as pink, yellow, blue,... Read More

Beautiful Shabby Chic on a Budget | HomesDirect 365

Budget décor doesn’t have to be shabby. Create sophistication with a little money and a lot of creativity. Repurpose and recycle, that’s the shabby chic moto. Chic on a shabby budget Budget décor doesn’t have to be shabby. Create chic sophistication with a little money and a lot of creativity. Repurpose and recycle, that’s the shabby chic moto. In the early 1980’s rebellious designers rediscovered their ancestral estate homes. Much of the furniture was scruffy from years of neglect. These radical designers left the cobwebs, but set shabby center stage.... Read More

Time To Get Cosy!

Time To Get Cosy! As we are imminently approaching the long cold winter nights, it’s time to get cosy! It’s that time of year when our inner body clocks tell us its time to start winding down on these dark, dark nights. So get battening the hatches and stocking logs for the wood fire burner. With a few of our simple bedroom ideas, we can help you create the ultimate cosy room! Embrace the desire to choose warming colours and don’t be afraid to push for darker colours such as a... Read More