Living Shabby Chic
Effortless chic interiors do have honest identity in their styles which are strongly joined by the personality of the people who are living in it. They reflect their life style by furniture and furnishing choices made through time. Within the years, they beautifully age, their upholstery fabrics soften, colors fade out and nice combinations come alive by the family’ s antique pieces or by the found vintage material. Each unique gathering creates its individual style. One space can never be a copy of another in Shabby chic…
Ümit Ünal, fashion designer is a true living style of Shabby Chic concept. The creative and natural elegance are both right there on his sketches, collection and in his showroom everywhere.
Ümit Ünal’ s showroom in İstanbul, Galata.
Shabby Chic spaces are often decorated by vintage and antique furniture with the original aged paint, or painted white, or another soft pastel colors and distressed at the corners by sanding.
They create unexpected decorations on any surface by true elegance
Comfortable, relaxed, light colored bedrooms are true displays of this personal style
Even though, using variety of materials and finishes in one space can make it look richer,that requires a talented or educated eye as it has risk of making the space, confusing or overcrowded if not made in balance. Shabby Chic living spaces are best applied if the owners of the home have keen and curious style to find right objects and materials.
Provence is the perfect region to learn more about Shabby Chic look. The country homes naturally carry the details of the look in every corner.
Old sewing machines belong to grand moms overpainted into white color are the nice typcial decorative objects of Shabby Chic homes. They carry family memories to todays home.
Popular decor items are pillows made of vintage bark cloth fabric, vintage linens, chenille bedspreads, vintage chandeliers are the materails creates Chabby Chic home.
It is a soft, relaxed feminine romantic way of decorating that looks comfortable and inviting.
Displaying personal collections of materials or handworks turns the home into a unique tasteful place
Antique pieces such as pie safes and jelly cupboards are popular pieces of shabby chic decor.
Soft grey and white handknitted furnishings provides the space a homy feeling.
Shabby Chic is also called as cottage style.
Combining and installing found objects can result with nice surprises
Finally, to live a Shabby Chic style is a fun hobby of life which gradually improves and takes your vision into great journey of home decor.