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Unveiled: Absolutely Fabulous Shabby Chic

Unveiled: Absolutely Fabulous Shabby Chic

I don’t want more choice, I just want nicer things, Eddie, Absolutely Fabulous.

Shabby chic is not just about making a comeback, it’s about revering an interior design fashion that never, ever left our hearts and homes.

Our homes are about living, relaxing and, at times, indulging in fancy trappings. Be inspired by this very special interior fashion lookbook. You can also discover more about shabby chic with previous posts.


When it comes to shabby chic, there’s no such thing as everyday living. Every room is full of ramshackle beauty. These are spaces we live in rather than just look at. We dine, we chat, we work, we bathe, we beautify.

If you want surrounds that make you feel comfortable and swanky, this is the style for you.

1. French kitten

Shabby Chic art

Ooh La La: Channel a piece of Paris with this delightful Unicycle Kitten matching print set.

2. Office life

From Hometalk.

Shabby Chic Office

OFFICE SPACE: Work from home in absolutely fabulous style.

3. Purple perfection

Shabby Chic decor

ROYAL: Be the princess you are with this exciting purple Wisteria Drops abstract print.

4. Like a lady

From GAALco.

Shabby Chic Dressing Table

LADYLIKE: Treat yourself to your very own Moulin Rouge era dressing table.

5. Bath time

From Hometalk.

Shabby Chic Bathroom

ESCAPE: Everyone will want to be pretty in pink with this to die for bathroom design.


This scruffy, yet vogue, design approach encourages what we all love: leisure. Unwind with a loved one, daydream on a swing or read your days away with luxurious comfort, colour and feminine warmth.

6. Hearts aplenty

Shabby Chic Country look

FOLLOW YOUR HEART: To share the love, pair a Rustic Hearts print with other hearty furnishings.

7. Daydream believer

From Parsimonious Decor Darling.

Shabby Chic cushions

FAB FANTASY: Drift away and swing like you’ve never swung before.

8. Poppy pop

Shabby Chic artwork

POP: Complementing a chic decor with a pattern art piece like Poppy Flowers is an ab fab idea.

9. Loose library

From The Basket Of Inspirations.

Shabby Chic Library

READ ON: Enjoy books galore as you make every available space a library shelf.

10. Vintage floral

Shabby Chic Vintage

OLD ROMANTIC: Perfect for a tea for two or a read for one, this Romantic Mimosa print and vintage pattern combo will intrigue.


Often it’s those little extras that make a house a home, so if you love your elegance a little bit messy then consider bringing in beautiful birds and glorious flowers into those neglected nooks and crannies.

Think rustic stools, bird art prints, birdcages, vintage art and floral floorboards. You’ll not only feel more at home but your friends and family will also appreciate the soft, warm, welcoming ambience.

11. For the love of birds

Shabby Chic artwork

TWEET TWEET: Let nature in with this Apple Blossom Bird print combined with vintage birdcage.

12. Flower floorboards

From Home Decor Ideas.

Shabby Chic Flower Floorboards

WOW: The epitome of femininity – pastel floral floorboards – in a range of exquisite colours and patterns.

13. Branching out

Shabby Chic decor

NATURE’S OWN: Combine this chic Birch And Birds print with a shabby vase of sticks for rustic perfection.

14. Deck the halls

From Vita Huset.

Shabby Chic furniture

FRENCH TWIST: Paint vintage furniture pastel pink and pastel blue for a quaint gender bender appeal.

So get sanding and painting and creating a home filled with whimsy and created the shabbiest yet chicest place you can.

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