Shabby chic

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Advice on design in Shabby chic style

Shabby chic

The Shabby Chic style is literally translated as "shabby chic". I mean, it's not just a tacky old furniture from flea markets or from my grandmother's apartment, and certainly luxurious antique furniture in the style of "Baroque" or "Rococo". And only track of time – scuffs, cracks – makes it less pretentious than the furniture of the Louis XVI period. Home accessories in the shabby chic style can be a real rarity, purchased in an antique shop or at auction, and "remake", which is undoubtedly cheaper and more affordable for the fans of this style. Modern furniture in the shabby chic style can be purchased in the store and make it yourself, if you live in creativity. Shabby chic, interior style, is relatively recent and is probably the youngest among all the others. He was born in the UK, in the late 1980-ies. Its founder is an Englishwoman Rachel Ashwel, which at the time was in the interior of his house. In search of something original and she was wandering around flea markets and antique shops, choosing beautiful antique furniture in the style of "neoclassical", "country", "Baroque", "Rococo". Then Rachel did the order, restoring and giving it a more modern style, but leaving a special spirit and history, which were filled with these items. Adding to the interior of your home with updated furniture, English designer had to create and the space around it in an appropriate style. Decor, textiles – all of this was not just created to complement Rachel's interior, but also be in harmony with those antique pieces of furniture that have become its center. When the house was ready, the English could not be happier with the result, and immediately gave his own name to this fabulous and romantic Victorian style – shabby chic. Undoubtedly, he immediately became a real trend in the interior, instantly gained fame and popularity among fans of all the new, elegant and luxurious. But Rachel, like all newly-minted celebrity, immediately began to write books on this topic.Today styles such as "Provence", "country" and, of course, "shabby chic" is very popular not only among the owners of suburban real estate. The owners of city apartments also strive to instill in their interiors the atmosphere of Provence or Victorian romance, tired of the noisy city life. And although many do not know and do not see much difference between the styles "Provence", "country" and "shabby chic", often times well lump them in the same interior.What you need to know if you want to put into your house a real, true shabby chic and what are its differences from the other two similar styles?Mabelebele in the interior of "shabby chic" is originally a luxurious and elegant furniture, similar to "Rococo" or "Baroque". But only "with a touch time". It's ragged and if restored as much as possible while retaining the original elegance and beauty. While in the style of "Provence", it helps to use a good, high-quality furniture, though originating from a French village.The furniture in the shabby chic style is supposed to look like then, many years ago, were struck by the pomp and bourgeois. And now, despite the time, cracked and worn paint makes me think about the wonderful period when the beautiful stately military waltzed young noblewomen, bound in stiff corsets and dressed in luxury dresses made of silk and taffeta! As for the color of the furniture, the advantage remains white, but possible all the pastel shades, delicate, powdery color. Special luxury will add an antique gilded decorative elements of furniture. From the figures, the main characteristic of shabby chic style is a floral print, especially small rosettes.Textilhogart about textiles in interiors "shabby chic" it is worth noting, in the first place, natural and luxurious fabrics, such as silk. As for the shades, they may be any, but definitely pale, muted. Often in the interior can be found textiles printed in pale stripes or almost dingy cell. Decorative cushions are also made of silk or satin, and often decorated with roses or angels. Angels, incidentally, is also one of the characteristic features of the style of "shabby chic". Curtains shabby chic style is always beautifully draped and decorated with a large variety of or decorated with swags cascade.Decorator shabby chic at first glance very similar to the decor in the style of "Provence". The same shabby figures, places where there are cracks and chips. But if in the "Provence" there is also a considerable amount of roses and flowers, figures and images of angels we are given to understand that we are talking about "shabby chic". In the Provencal decor advantage remains, rather, for birds, especially roosters, symbolizing the French village. Creating the interior in the style of shabby chic, we focus in the decor faded and shabby elegant frames for photos and paintings, antique bronze clock, vases, caskets, boxes, treated in the style of decoupage, antique porcelain dolls, and numerous figures of angels.As for the light – this is mainly table lamps with fabric shades.Interior trim poestiteley, but not less important issue is the finishing room. Again, the white painted walls. You can use decorative plaster, allowing you to create the effect oblepias walls. And you can choose Wallpaper, its structure mimics the effect of cracked paint. The correct choice would be and also the Wallpaper is printed in small rosettes and pale stripes. Stucco, or its imitation, will also indicate that your interior is decorated in the shabby chic style. By the way, for the style of "Provence" stucco just not typical.Sex is traditionally supposed to be wooden, parquet or wood block flooring, with scuffs. This floor like talking about his expensive last. While the wooden floors in the style of "Provence", or country is likely just a solid, practical and gruff. In some areas where this is required, you can lay the tile in such a way that there was a feeling that she's been here a long time, it is chipped, it is sometimes darkened, but it was clear that she was very elegant and luxurious.The ceiling does not have to be white, but it's better bright. On it if cracked in places, stucco, and gold, which she was covered, darkened and rubbed in places. And if the style "Provence" characteristic wooden beams on the ceiling, creating a style "shabby chic" decorating with moldings or wall outlet. And mandatory element should be a luxurious large chandelier, for example, made of crystal.Perhaps, these are the most important points to consider when creating the interior of your home in the shabby chic style. Now, knowing its basics and seeing the main differences "shabby chic" style "Provence" and "country" you are sure to succeed. And in the store DG HOME you will always be able to find a suitable decor, decorative pillows or furniture complete unique image of your home in the shabby chic style.

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