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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 and Shabby Chic

was contacted by Holly Hughes, Community Manager at Chairish - to design a Shabby Chic room,   What a request!! It's an amazing website with sellers posting online items for sale that are exactly what you are looking for when you go treasure hunting.  This site rivals anything I have seen on eBay and all I can say is it's a good thing they don't ship to Canada or I would be a broke but very happy blogger!  makes selling easy as pie, listing is free and they take care of all the pesky logistics of payments and shipping. You can sell items on Chairish from anywhere in the continental United States.  

So on to my room,  I think every Shabby Chic room starts with an amazing comfy, cozy big white statement couch and this is why I chose the White Linen Rocco Sectional.  This lovely sectional works for lounging, relaxing and hosting and it is the statement piece in the room.

Since the sectional is such a statement piece I thought for a coffee table it needed something calm and light to not distract from the couch.  This Modern Acrylic Table works even though at first thought it doesn't seem traditionally Shabby it is the perfect for the sectional.

I love a Console Table behind a couch and this was where I would place this traditionally Shabby Chic floral dresser.  With three drawers this dresser offers storage, pink roses and perfect chippy paint. I would place the Tall Alabaster Urn Form Table Lamp on the Antique Carved Architectural Capital Topped With Marble and beside it place this Antique French Bird Cage which is perfect for candles, shells etc.  A disparate grouping of found vintage treasures look like you have spent a lot of time in the flea market over time. No one would ever guess you relaxed at home and shopped!

I adore alabaster lamps and have a small collection and what I thought would be perfect with this lamp is the Antique Large Linen Lampshade which is stunning.  The linen would pick up the linen in the couch and it would create a soft glow of light = Perfection.

A flatscreen is a part of almost every living room/family room and I like it on a white console such as this Thomasville White Lacquered Sideboard.  If not a TV then the stunning Trumeau below on it.

This vintage French Trumeau mirror would be perfect anywhere.  It has lovely scrolly details, chippy paint and even a bow.  It would bounce light around the room and add additional age to the collection.

Across from the couch I thought these Slip Covered Oversize Wingback Chairs would look great.  They are oversized like the couch and I love that they are a classic look but slip covered and comfy looking.  I thought between the two chairs the Vintage French Pedestal Side Table would add the touch of chippy and vintage, and one of the Brass Crystal Candelabra Table Lamps. 

Personally I love a bit of white marble in a living room, it gives a bit of sheen and I love the marbling of greys and blacks that are different with each piece.  When I found this amazing Vintage Marble Clock Face which is slightly chippy it was ridiculous, obsessive, love at first site!

Oh The Possibilities !!!! 

It could be hung on the wall, used as a table top or even converted back to a clock.  I adore it so much I have spent too much time thinking where it could go in my living room, or bedroom.  It's a true find. 

I also found a perfect Vintage  French Porcelain Enamel Sign which would work  with the Trumeau mirror and  French bird cage.   It's a bit chippy but its in in perfect condition.

I was so caught up in the hunt I found more items to flesh out the room, this vintage Mercury glass candle set is a perfect addition for shabby, country, french  versions of this room. I loved this set because of its versatility;  in the birdcage, on the beautiful clear coffee table  - anywhere.  

I found lovely pillows for the couch  and chairs that would reference the colours of the items in the room. 

Stunning grey damask, 

Harmonious light blues with greys,

And soft stripes. 

I adore a treasure hunt and I can't thank Holly enough for opening my eyes to the treasures at  This website offers those of us who love to decorate a chance to find what they are looking for in one spot.  So now that you have seen what I found, go check it out for yourself.

Happy Shopping,


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