Shabby Chic Stores Close - Eco Chic Tips

Yesterday Home Textiles Today and WWD announced that Rachel Ashwell will be closing and liquidating all of her Shabby Chic stores after having filed chapter 11 in January. Founder, Rachel Ashwell created the Shabby Chic lifestyle brand in 1989 and has since inspired many new brands, retailers, hand painted furniture, floral fabrics, garden designs, and new looks like beach chic & cottage chic.

Her Shabby Chic style embraces a relaxed, casual, European elegance that is family friendly, eclectic and yes, Eco chic too. Here are a few of my favorite, signature Shabby Chic tips that are also sustainable, great for the baby's room and timeless:

1. Discover the beauty of antiques, clean lines & finishes of reclaimed furniture.

2. Design is in the Details. Crystal chandeliers do not have to be reserved for formal dining rooms. Romanticize your daughter's room or powder room with a crystal chandelier.

3. Shop the Flea Markets for an eclectic table top. Mix and match vintage crystal and china based on your favorite colors or patterns.

4. Freshen up your bed with natural materials, crisp cottons, hand embroidered textiles.

5. Be inspired. Personalize your home with items that have a history and are beautiful.

1 comment:

Aimee said...

I love Shabby Chic and Rachel - that's a bummer. Thanks for posting the info.