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    DescriptionValuable flea market finds... A peeling, antique 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 Shabby Chic style. Like the cosy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian villa, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible. The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of the Shabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy-to- follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style. A behind-the-scenes look at a flea market lets readers in on Rachel's personal secrets of how to cull hidden treasures from flea market trash--an old trunk, its paint peeling around the edges, can be given new life as a coffee table, while a chipped white iron salvage piece becomes the perfect frame for a vintage mirror. This book tells you not onlyhow to restore these pieces but how to find the perfect place for them in your home. Gorgeous colour photographs and accompanying text reveal how this relaxed look works with a variety of different styles, from Victorian to Mediterranean to contemporary.


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    Title
    Shabby Chic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rachel Ashwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060982041
    ISBN 10: 0060982047
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOU
    B&T General Subject: 360
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BIC subject category V2: WJK
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14220
    Ingram Subject Code: DH
    Libri: I-DH
    Abridged Dewey: 645
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 645
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A04300000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    BISAC V2.8: CRA005000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HOM003000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TX311 .A77 1996
    DC20: 747
    LC classification: TX311.A77
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    150 colour photographs
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    ReganBooks
    Publication date
    15 January 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    ""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
    Back cover copy
    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 Shabby Chic style. Like the cozy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian villa, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible. The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of the Shabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy-to-follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style.