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Monday, April 7, 2014

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic

I first heard of shabby chic my senior year in high school. I was flipping through the channels one day and came across a show called "Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic". What caught my attention was the beautifully time-worn objects and the appeal of the simple and practical living.

Rachel's company was founded in 1989 and is now recognized not only as a brand name, but as a decorating style. Many Americans love the allure of "shabbiness" because of its beauty and comfort. I adore the look of shabby chic rooms. I appreciate things that are useful, well loved and comfortable. I love the appearance of slip covered furniture, peeled and tattered tables and chairs. Oh gosh, and the colors!

The seaform, mint, celadon greens, dusty roses, pale blues, ivories, creams and grays. When I got my first book of Rachel's I was hooked. Then I went to Ebay and purchased some of her dvd's. I love seeing her go and visit the many flea markets for her gorgeous finds. So take a look at the lavish photos below and let Rachel invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic.








My "Sitting Room" at home.
( I need a bigger rug and the search continues)



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