Defining Style: Shabby Chic

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Shabby Chic can most simply be described as a style providing beauty, comfort and function. Miles Talbott provides a variety of options of this style in their Shabby Chic Collection designed by Rachel Ashwell.

There are several subtle but beautiful aspects to the Shabby Chic style such as the slight curvature in an overstuffed sofa. Together with ruffled or floral-print upholstery, it creates a delicate, feminine look. Ornamentation of picture frames, mirrors, or accessories adds dainty details to the Shabby Chic style.

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Comfort can be found in the relaxed look and feel of this style. Can’t you just imagine yourself lounging on a fluffy, slip-covered sofa reading a book with your teacup placed on a weathered, wooden coffee table? It’s just like “the cozy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans” as Rachel Ashwell states.

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The Shabby Chic style can also be very practical and functional. This style provides comfort and stability to an interior space, while providing an elegant, feminine aesthetic.

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There are a few simple tricks to achieve this look within your space. Adding a simple worn, wooden lamp with textured shade creates a feeling of warmth. Floral arrangements can add vibrant color and life to any room, and antique elements add detail to your space while adding depth and a sense of antiquity.

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