The Shabby Chic Style is characterized by laid-back vibes, airy lighting fixtures, antique-touch furniture, and a vintage-inspired charm. It is inspired by modern designs, but it has some elements of contemporary design.
where the home uses elements that appear old with a lot of wear and tear but are highly functional. Sometimes, new items are distressed to give the appearance of an antique.
After gaining massive popularity in the mid-80’s and 90’s as one of the top go-to interior design styles when looking to evoke laid back California cool, shabby chic ultimately received quite a bit of backlash having been mislabeled as granny décor – which is completely false.
For starters, shabby chic has roots in antique and vintage French design and furnishings with a decidedly comfortable take, and most importantly, boasts a timeless lived-in vintage-inspired appeal. Soft and slightly femme, shabby chic marries traditional style interior design elements with vague farmhouse touches .
Think a white overstuffed sofa, distressed painted wood, and ornate gilt touches like a gold French mirror.