2014 the shabby chic Stories

Rustic Chic
"cabin chic, it involves some "glamping" (more on that below), it's just the right... Sunday The New York Times coined a new word for its aficionados: "Roughian." The moment... at how the roughians are living:... renovating in the north Georgia Mountains. I am trying to stay true the "feel" of the house... beyond the mental image of Oprah and Gail glamping in the bunk "dorm" in the first... Gail, AND the Moscow Mules to that adventure! I want to move in the cabin in the last..."
Locker Room Chic
"up in the most unexpected of places, such as the dining room, for example. Check... turn to the gym for inspiration. But for storage options, good old gym lockers are... With the current trend of using industrial elements in design, lockers are turning... locker room chic to your living space.... Utilitarian chic. I had the opportunity to haul away a massive purple peninsula locker... them on the wall and added a fluorescent light fixture above and below the lockers..."
My Houzz: Mod Chic for a Midcentury Riverfront Home
"facing the river, the house had me at hello," says Courtnay Cousino. She grew up near... London, the same experience. Her 1950s riverfront home delivers on that, while sleek... s and the outside greenery really pop. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Courtnay... Love how the house is situated on the hill with the stone walls. LOVE LOVE this place... white are the walls? I can see why she said "with floor to ceiling windows the house..."
Rustic Country Style Meets Sleek City Chic
"up in the country but have rooted your family firmly in the city? Don't worry — you... doses, the pairing of slick, modern urban finishes with rustic, simple country touches... What's the key to this eclectic mashup? Complementary finishes, lines and balance... love the combo. I love that wooden ceiling in the pic by Joan Heaton Architects... Question - if the range hood stops short of the ceiling, where does it vent to? It must..."
What's Black and White and Chic? Your Home!
"gray is the new neutral, what does that make black and white? I find it incredible... that the one combination of these two non-colors can lead to an endless collection... black, the combo can lend itself to rooms that feel glamorous, mysterious or bright... modern at the same time! XO, Candace www.loft32.blogspot.com One of my most favorite... gotten to the cabinets and flooring yet though. www.lizzyford.blogspot.com Collection..."
Guest Picks: Bringing Brit Chic into Your Home
"with both the Summer Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee taking place. No doubt... some of the classics and update them with a modern twist to incorporate a bit of Brit... Brit Chic into any home. — Lucy from Four Walls and a Roof... explains the use of "Brit" and "chic" in the same sentence... ;-) I am also English... "Brit chic"? Not too hard. Cheap options. 1)Learn the accent. 2)Being able to make... from the sea. All of which are still much cheaper than the items mentioned above....."
Guest Picks: Conjure Cabin Style That's City Chic
"picks for the updated lodge that's still a merry affair, but a little more chic. All... with all the essentials: a snug hearth, woolen blankets, hot drinks and lively games... is add the company of family and friends. — Justine from Design Skool... some of the lovely goodies, lol) Wow. What a good eye you have for my particular tastes... will hit the target, your wall will get dinged up. We have a lot of rustic yet chic..."
Geek Chic: When Left and Right Brains Live in Harmony
"Holistic. The list goes on. The idea got me thinking about home design. Maybe my left-brain... heard of the Left Brain vs. Right Brain theory. Math and Science vs. Creativity. Logic... much for the feature! To see the how to of the entire staircase, visit http://funk... love geek chic - did you coin the name? I have quite a few of these (no dinosaurs) and... map of the location of my grandmother's house, from before the house was built. That..."
21 Decorating Ideas for a Chic Bathroom
"unwind at the end of the day. So why not show your bathroom some love? Whether you are... rooms in the race to make our houses habitable. But having a beautiful, functional and... did all the work ourselves with the exception of the shower door installation. We... Bathroom is the most used room in the house other than kitchen. With creative bathroom... you get the baskets for the under-sink storage from? from where can i get a mirror..."
Chic and Moody: Dark, Seductive Bathrooms
"exactly, but the bathrooms I've been looking at are. I've always felt you can learn a lot... place from the design of its bathroom. This is especially true in restaurants, but the... these, and the third pic from the bottom is my favorite! @aprilaries: Thank you! @a... colors. The darkness (and the right lighting) really makes them special. Absolutely... for the complexion. The rooms are pretty, but for me, most of them are not suitable..."
Chic & Functional Home Offices
"space and the luxury of dedicating a room to the sole purpose of functioning as an office... The modern work environment is seeing more and more people working from home, and... mine! The space is great and very sunny, and I like the idea of calm in my workspace... creative. At the same time I would like to use it as a guest room... Love the danish home... most of the time, not matter how hard I try! I could definately use some help with..."
Guest Picks: Rustic Chic Cabin Retreat
"all at the same time. I'd equip it for sultry summers spent on the porch (of course... thing on the agenda: Put up your feet and relax! — Kelly from Design Crush... favorites are the fan and Menlo Lamp. Thanks for sharing! Love the fan and the swing!... pit in the backyard or on the stove. I love it. The perfect place to store my cookies... cookies in the kitchen or my nail polish in the bathroom. And the farmhouse red is spot..."
Great Space: New Take on Cabin Chic
"light. The interior design of the home, built and designed by John Maniscalco Architecture... influenced by the client's love and knowledge of design. Its use of organic materials — from... The bold modern fireplace is the first thing that catches the eye in this stunning... pieces, and the client found the rattan chairs. The exposed Douglas fir ceiling and Western... almost has the appearance of stone tile. This unique choice was the client's decision..."
Guest Picks: Chic Black and White Chinoiserie
"will do the trick in your home. — Beth from Chinoiserie Chic... ground the space, making it more sophisticated. In a beige or monochromatic room,... room is chic and modern, yet timeless and elegant. I have selected some great chinoiserie... especially the white faux bamboo lantern, the black temple jar and the black velvet pillow... especially the melon jar. Ive been on the lookout for two for my mantle for a while...."
8 Tips for Collecting Chic Vintage Barware
"subscribe to the idea that enjoying a cocktail should always feel like special occasion... 75 at a chic rooftop bar or enjoying a gin and tonic on your back deck. But no matter... beverage from the same glass your kid drank juice from that morning. Collecting a set of... curating a chic collection of vintage barware.... beauty. The images of the crockery shared by you are very beautiful but it is also... since the end of prohibition. But let us not devolve the cocktail glass. Sincerely..."
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