Shabby Chic Inspirations and Beautiful Spaces

Shabby Chic Inspirations and Beautiful Spaces

Book - 2011
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In this book, Rachel shares her inspirations and her humor, celebrates the charm of the old and battered, and demonstrates time and again how interiors touched with Rachel's magic transcend fashionable trends, extending a calming, personal welcome to all. In this new book, Rachel takes us to homes in the US--from a shabby shack on Malibu's oceanfront to her new ranch on the wide, open spaces of Texas and to the wooded hills of the Catskills--and in the UK--from a houseboat and a city townhouse to a centuries-old manor house deep in the country, and Rachel's own London apartment. All the houses, regardless of their size or location, embody Rachel's ethos and share the same qualities: a respect for beautiful objects from the past, an extravagant sense of comfort, and an eye for the unexpected. All are inviting, artistic, soulful, inspired and inspiring, beautiful, gentle, considered and, in their own way, perfectly imperfect.

Publisher: London ; New York : Cico Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9781907563591
Branch Call Number: 747 ASH
Characteristics: 190 pages :,color illustrations ;,30 cm


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Feb 06, 2018

Most of the pictures in this book are awesome and show how far great arrangement of objects can go. Some of the items shown don't seem applicable to me. It may be just a matter of perspective.

debwalker Mar 11, 2013

Inspiring livable and accessible ideas for the home

Feb 02, 2013

I'm somewhat addicted to design books but I have a personal bias against author/ designers who sprinkle photographs of themselves throughout their books. This author does this abundantly and I really hated that. Plus the rooms are excessively femme. Ugh.

Jan 01, 2012

It's definitely shabby and I am struggling to find the "chic" part. My favorite section features a couple who live in upstate NY in a little trailer.

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