Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide

Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide

Book - 2013
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It helps the healthiness both of body and soul to live among beautiful things.
--William Morris, 1882

Shabby Chic--the rich, practical, and time-worn style created by one of the world's top designers, Rachel Ashwell, mixes new and gently used items to create original, refined designs. In Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide, Rachel takes you on a tour of flea markets and secondhand shops to give you a behind-the-scenes look at her process for finding vintage treasures--materials, furniture, and decorations--so that you can design a Shabby Chic home.

As Rachel reveals, the Shabby Chic principles--comfort, function, and beauty--mixed with a dash of imagination and courage, and an understanding of how to spot a fabulous buy, will allow you to create a home that is beautiful, comfortable, and inviting. A place where children's dinners are served on mix-and-match antique plates at a table covered with lace from a renovated curtain set. A space where fresh flowers stand in antique jugs, complementing furniture covered in soft white denim.

This gorgeous volume will teach you how to recognize beauty in often overlooked places. The photographs and step-by-step guidance featured inside make it easy, fun, and affordable to create the kind of breathtaking, practical home you've always dreamed of.

Publisher: New York : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013
ISBN: 9780062267443
Characteristics: 209 pages : color illustrations : 26 cm
Call Number: 747 ASH


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Mar 25, 2017

Lot of great ideas.

debwalker Sep 12, 2013

Exquisitely illustrated guide to the world of shabby chic. The perfect antidote to plastic throwaway culture.

All of Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic books are as delightful as they are inspiring. LOVE.


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