Shabby Chic

Hardcover | September 19, 2013

byR Ashwell

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"Shabby Chic is as unpretentious as its author, including thoughts about what works and what doesn't, tips on how to shop at a flea market, inspirational photographic illustrations and plenty of encouragement." —Los Angeles Daily News
 
Rachel Ashwell’s bestselling guide to home furnishings, flower arrangements, flea-market finds, tag-sale treasures, and more continues to bring American home decorating back to basics with its remarkably down-to-earth yet beautiful aesthetic, showing you how to capture “the aura of old money, cushy comfort, and crafted indifference.” With her keen eye for thrifty style, and a peerless sense of how to get the most for the least out of your adventures into interior decorating, Ashwell and Shabby Chic are your treasure map to a treasure-filled home.

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Shabby chick, with its muted pastels, slightly wilted roses, chipped paint and pure whites, is the perfect blend of wistful, old fashioned aesthetic appeal and modern practicality. With stunning photos and informative text by shabby chic pioneer Ashwell, Shabby Chic offers easy-to-follow instructions on how to create this romantic, inv...

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"Shabby Chic is as unpretentious as its author, including thoughts about what works and what doesn't, tips on how to shop at a flea market, inspirational photographic illustrations and plenty of encouragement." —Los Angeles Daily News   Rachel Ashwell’s bestselling guide to home furnishings, flower arrangements, flea-market finds, tag-...

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Valuable flea market finds...A peeling, antioue vanity in muted sea green...An elegant, cracked chandelier...An enormous, slipcovered sofa with deep, cushions...Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the...

Rachel Ashwell was born in England and has spent the past eighteen years in Malibu, California. She created the Shabby Chic style in 1989 and is the founder of the Shabby Chic home furnishing stores and the designer of a line of slipeovered furniture, bedding, and fabric sold worldwide under the Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell label. Sh...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 10.25 × 8.31 × 0.77 inPublished:September 19, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

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ISBN - 10:0060982047

ISBN - 13:9780060982041

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Shabby chick, with its muted pastels, slightly wilted roses, chipped paint and pure whites, is the perfect blend of wistful, old fashioned aesthetic appeal and modern practicality. With stunning photos and informative text by shabby chic pioneer Ashwell, Shabby Chic offers easy-to-follow instructions on how to create this romantic, inviting look. 150 color photos.

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"Shabby Chic is as unpretentious as its author, including thoughts about what works and what doesn't, tips on how to shop at a flea market, inspirational photographic illustrations and plenty of encouragement." (Los Angeles Daily News)