How to create a Shabby Chic lifestyle (creatinglifestyle)
Author: Amelie Rose
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Icon Management Ltd
Release Date: January 13, 2013
The Shabby Chic décor style that has gained popularity since its emergence as a defined genre in the 1980s has evolved for an increasing number of enthusiasts into a complete lifestyle.
It has become a top international trend in home décor, supported by a huge revival in all things shabby, crafty, romantic, French, and vintage.
Over the past three decades, `Shabby Chic’ has become a catch phrase that incorporates a whole new range of ideas about old and antique furniture items, vintage soft furnishings and clothing, old crockery and curios, and creative art and finishing’s.
With thought, care, patience, and on a small budget, it is possible to revamp a fairly plain home into one resembling an English country cottage or French style maison and, for those keen to incorporate shabby chic into all areas of their lives, their gardens and wardrobe.
Does creating a shabby chic lifestyle simply mean taking greater care of, and spending lots of money on your home and wardrobe?
Of course, you will always want to take care of your greatest asset and your personal presentation, but creating an authentic shabby chic lifestyle does not have to mean more work and more cost. The beauty of shabby chic is that it’s easy to maintain, it need not break the bank, and that it is extremely versatile. It is also warm, inviting, cosy and practical, sweet, and gentle on the eye.
Shabby Chic reflects the simplicity, beauty, and charm of a bygone age, perhaps lost forever if not for us, its loyal and enthusiastic disciples.