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Lounge

The Case For Customising

Bespoke and Shabby Chic Furniture A vision for the look of your home can be accompanied by the frustration of trying to find exactly the right furniture. The more particular the need – storage for a tiny hallway or an awkward corner – the greater the potential dilemmas. It could be time to consider a piece or two of bespoke furniture. Here are a few common problems that made-to-order pieces can solve. Working with Heirlooms As much as we love them, common family heirlooms such as armoires or sideboards can... Read More

Organising Small Spaces with Shabby Chic Furniture

Organising Small Spaces with Shabby Chic Furniture Unless you have your own personal Mary Poppins making the tidying-up seem fun, odds are you have at least a few things littering your living space. In a small house or apartment, though, the clutter can seem to take over. Here are some tips on beautifully organising within a few square metres. When looking to rearrange a room, consider where your functional space is and where it should be. Hooks are great, but if they’re in the middle of a wall that could... 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

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

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Light up your home with mirrored furniture

Light up your home with mirrored furniture Living in a basement flat or a home which doesn’t get much natural light may mean that your house seems quite dark and dreary at times, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of ways to bring more light into your home and make the most of the light you do have – one of the best ways is by using mirrors and mirrored furniture. Light up the bedroom The bedroom is a place to relax – a safe... Read More