Decorating for a Shabby Chic® Look
If you love to collect old lace tablecloths, enjoy dreamy soft floral fabrics, like light painted furniture furniture, wrought iron curtain rods with filmy sheer curtains, and colorful fresh flowers everywhere, Shabby Chic® may be your style.
Cottage Style Decorating
In this article, you'll learn about this comfortable style of decorating that can be used in many different settings. You'll read how to put together found items to create a home that is comfortable and relaxed, and reflects your personal style.
"An Interview with Rachel Ashwell"
Read what Rachel Ashwell, founder of Shabby Chic, has to say about decorating trends, colors, children's rooms, and more!
"At Home With Shabby Chic"
An introduction to the Shabby Chic style.
"Savvy Shopping at Flea Markets"
Some great tips on planning your shopping excursion... what to take. See page 2 with more, including "Related Links" with some antique show listings.
Article and photos of a cute cottage home.
Country Living's 1936 Cottage
A 1936 Denver cottage is transformed into a make-believe French artist's retreat.
Country Living's Cottage House Tour
Find an article and online tours with photos of several cottage style homes.
Maine Cottage Furniture
A resource for sturdy, cottage look furniture, available in a variety of colors.
Mille Fleurs Cottage
This charming shop in Maryland offers furniture, accessories, and architectural decor elements in Shabby Cottage Style, Paris Chic Style, and Garden Style. You'll even find tutorials here on how to transform your old furniture into adorable Shabby Chic pieces. All merchandise is available for purchase at this site.
Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic
This beautiful site is the home of the original "Shabby Chic" merchandise. You'll find furniture, accessories, bedding, baby items, lighting, and books offering ideas of how to bring this casual and comfortable style to your home.
By using antiques or restored furniture, this husband and wife team transforms the pieces into collectibles using unique painting techniques. Their inventory changes, so visit often.
Sunset Book on Cottage Style Decorating
This site guides you through the elements of Cottage Style and offers articles, ideas, and inspiration to help you bring this charming style into your home.
Taylor Linens has a range of quilt and linen styles with hand-sewn tucking, quilting, and embroidery. Their pieces are all of 100% cotton with cotton batting, and the fabrics are slightly faded to give a wonderful cottage look.
This UK company offers cottage style furniture, curtains, textiles, quilts, lighting, vintage clothing and accessories for a country style home.
How to Update a Cottage
Do you have a summer home or cottage? Does it look a little shabby and rundown? If so, you might want to think about making some updates with these cottage decorating ideas.