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21st-Century Looks for Shabby Chic Fans
How to update a style that's been popular since the 1990s? With new colors, crisper lines and contemporary settings
"since the 1990s? With new colors, crisper lines and contemporary settings... looks for "the Shabby Chic man" by the end of the TV show's run, talking up warm woods... sank into the world's most comfortable white slipcovered sofa in the Shabby Chic store... hooked on Shabby Chic. I watched the TV show, I slept on the supersoft sheets and I emulated... for the shabby but are striving toward more chic, the ideas in these rooms may strike..."
Is Belgian Style the New Shabby Chic?
Elegant yet relaxed, Belgian style looks to be a worthy heir by evoking calm, comfort and harmony at home
"finding shabby chic a little too shabby and not so chic lately, you may be ready to... style has the soft comfort, light feeling and worn finishes but presents them more s... selectively. The style is a balancing act of light items and items with heft — a mix of... Staples of the style include Belgian linen for draperies, upholstered pieces and accessories... similar to Shabby Chic, only European! I think it is more stylish than shabby chic. And..."
Shabby Chic Redux
"about the fulness and clean richness of the Shabby Chic look. There are many examples... recreate the look in our own homes. If looking like the Shabby Chic showroom is what... one of the state's oldest and largest flea markets. Seeing the antique white furniture... white Shabby Chic aesthetic, and manage to personalize it to their own tastes. While... While the look has become so well known and popular--fabrics under the name even being..."
Modernizing Cottage Style
"to lose the shabby and keep the chic... attempts at Shabby Chic are just looking plain old shabby lately. There are great ways... often near the coast, full of floral prints, stripes, perhaps some plaid. There's a bunch... charm, but the empty space left on the shelves and the updated coral fabric on the armchairs... geometric. The artwork and the color of the gourd lamps recall the sea but are balanced... print. The rest of the room takes its color cues from the red in the fabric and balances..."
Houzz Tour: Farmhouse Chic in San Francisco
"dictated the serene aesthetic of the space. Inspired by a year in France, Cabot wanted... haven in the Inner Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco. A love of all things French... Love the headboards on those single beds. It is so lovely. Casual elegance combined... Neutral. The outstanding treasure here: Your girls. They are adorable, and your smiles... you had the patience and skill to sew those beautiful slips without a sewing machine..."
7 Ways to 'Happy Chic' Your House and Life
Jonathan Adler dishes on how to create a joyful, meaningful home with plenty of room for humor and style
"finding the perfect sofa or dining table. In 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life (Sterling... 2012), the third installment in his Happy Chic series, Adler shares design ideas as... to be chic, bold and memorable. For Adler, a dwelling is a reflection of an emotional... that's the point. "I want this book to be as much a lifestyle bible as a decorating... Gorgeous. "Chic, bold and memorable" a guide to the good life! Where did you find the..."
My Houzz: Salvage Meets Chic in an Oregon Fixer-Upper
DIY determination and thrift store savvy give a run-down Lincoln City home a stylishly eclectic new look
"But the Kaemingks, real estate professionals who run Chic Design Investments, ended... home on the Oregon Coast, intending to do a cheap fix-up before renting it out. But... Along the way they began to hone a signature look, using repurposed wood, secondhand... "secret." The house is beautiful...the kitchen...wow! Loved ever minute of the tour... like the doormat and the tile mosaic above the range... taste with the greys, whites and dark woods and pebbles. I even love the sparing use of..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Cottage-Chic Kitchen on a Budget
See how a designer transformed her vacation cottage kitchen with salvage materials, vintage accents, paint and a couple of splurges
"walked into the door of this 1940s Oregon kitchen — despite the shag carpeting, horrifying... like in the end," she says. Phipps ripped out the old materials for a clean slate... back from the abyss. She managed to reinvent the kitchen without making structural changes... the left of the sink unit and to the right of the 3-drawer rolling storage unit--... between the range and the countertop" If the range were further to the right, it would..."
Kitchen of the Week: Navy and Orange Offer Eclectic Chic in California
Daring color choices mixed with a newly opened layout and an artful backsplash make for personalized luxury in a San Francisco kitchen
"opening up the kitchen and adjacent spaces into a free-flowing great room, designer Paige... complement the unique navy cabinetry. Topped off with a stunning counter-to-ceiling backsplash... comment) Does the pattern of the tile used on the Range wall match the pattern on the opposite... clear: the dark cabinets play off of the LR wall, the art in the LR picks up the fantastic... from the view point we have from the pics, the backsplash on the "cabinet wall"..."
Get the Look: 'Scandal' Style for a Sensationally Chic Home
"after the compelling TV show for all the visual drama with none of the conflicts... one of the things that make the show so stylish and engaging is the sets. Each set... on all the tweets and rewatched your favorite scenes, check out how to get the look... bitten by the Scandal bug? I have. While Showtime's Homeland is my favorite drama, ABC's... about the characters' personalities and relationships, and serves as a striking backdrop..."
My Houzz: Sleek and Chic in the Lone Star State
Cosmopolitan flair springs up in the Texas countryside, courtesy of a jewelry designer and her husband
"up in the Texas countryside, courtesy of a jewelry designer and her husband... Texas, and the creative wheels started turning. With the help of contractor Joe Zadwick... Homes, the Wilsons spent the past four years building a dream house that celebrates... goal for the home was to create an open layout with a studio where she could produce... part of the plan,” she says. “And then — surprise! — we got pregnant with our daughter..."
Campaign Tables Lead the Charge for Chic
Snagged from military use by home interiors, this classic table has ascended the style ranks and proved its loyalty to versatility
"ascended the style ranks and proved its loyalty to versatility... them in the home than on the battlefield — their slim profile, timeless form and p... among the most versatile of design classics.... Adore the nursery vignette. And it's always nice to have a handy little place for... One of the most functional pieces of furniture in my house, as there is a always a... such as the gap between this desk and armchair. The table in this nursery is an inspired..."
Let's Chic-ify the Game Room
Pour yourself a cosmo and kick back on a chaise for a stylish football party even non-watchers can love
"creating the ultimate pad to watch the game with friends. However, it seems like such... rethink the home game room, and how we can do so. In other words, let’s chic-ify football... watch the games in spaces with a little more style? That said, I’ve organized a few... More: Over-the-top Media Rooms for Football Season... room. Chic-ify, yes! Those huge doors opening to outside break the barriers between... this can chic-ify too. Liking the pour yourself a cosmo, btw, when watching football..."
Get the Look: Industrial Chic
"With the huge popularity of lofts, found objects, the need to be sustainable and... half of the photos from The Lettered Cottage's "Tossed and Found" ideabook. It must... gave me the industrial inspiration in the first place! Anyway, I cut out most of the... pose, the return to crafting with big old hand-cranked machines like letterpresses... es, the yen for vintage ephemera (think sfgirlbybay style), rusty and crusty has..."
In the Rotation: Ceiling Fans Go Chic
"or at the very least help drop the temperature a few degrees. That is huge when it's... them, and the ones I came into contact with often commanded a lot of attention (not in... all of the above. Then I moved to Texas, where ceiling fans are lifesavers. On occasion... are on the market, but ceiling fan style has come leaps and bounds, and there is something... respect to the very subject of the ideabook? I like the second fan from the top -- who..."