Let me share with you a part of my vacation in east Texas, where the first thing that I did was to visit First Monday – very old and large flea market. When I step in and saw bunch of rows of white linens which are hanging for sale on clothes lines, I start to imagine the feeling when you are among the richness and fullness of the Shabby Chic look.
There are a lot of examples of homes designed in traditional white Shabby Chic style and personalized with the homeowner’s taste. When a look become very popular, it is important to feel the look and recreate it in your own way. So it is your choice to have a beautiful home from Shabby Chic showroom or to steal the lushness and recreate it by your choice. If your case is the second one, please check out our suggestions.
Here we have one very stylish combination of different elements with different purpose: the dark table balances the white color, which is adding modern vibe and the seating creates some levity. One Shabby Chic detail on the floor suits unexpectedly well.
On this photo we can see how the white is added with the purpose to take on more of an ecru. Instead of floral elements, there is a Euro influence and subtle plaid is added.
The usage of creams and whites is the secret for the light lushness of the look, but to create more individualized style you can add more white modern pieces or even an eclectic assemblage.
If you want the traditional Shabby Chic aesthetic to be present but in your own way, you can add some unique to your taste pieces. For example you can remove the white distressed clock and door and add one enormous piece of art – vintage gas station sign. It is not necessary to use our example but make sure to use something that seems unexpected to recreate the room.
As we mentioned earlier, you can see on your own how the unexpected colorific art draws the focus and make the space completely new. For one clean modern way to break up the white, you can use the chrome.
Instead of keeping it so white, you can add unexpected colors. In this look there are too many details, our advice is to go minimalist and let these colors to sparkle around the room.
You can stay clear of cottage style but it is a good idea to keep the whites and florals by adding modern shapes and furniture.
Add more modern details.
This design on this photo is white, clean and with natural elements all around the cool-hued but distinct cabinet finish.
For one more personal and intimate sleeping space, you can throw some modern details on one traditional bed frame.
Create one casual and calm living room. We are huge fans of slipcovered furniture, the sofa is from IKEA, the repainted shelf is made from Lack shelf and a trim pieces are added to. For a character it was installed old salvaged corbels.
One whole new category design is achieved when you choose and incorporate in one simple color white details. The look is out of a traditional Shabby Chic, while it is kept the original aesthetic via the layering and mix matching.
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