What is the Shabby Chic Style?
Shabby Chic Style and Shabby Chic Decor
The shabby chic style started in Great Britain and evokes the type of decoration found in large Victorian country homes where there are worn and faded old chintz sofas and curtains.
White wash was applied to the dark Victorian furniture to give it a fresh appearance, which over time resulted in the distressed look.
Usually many small and trivial items, that sometimes gave the rooms a crowded feeling, were used in the shabby chic décor with the intent of ornament only The end result of the shabby chic style furniture is to achieve an elegant overall effect. The original shabby chic furniture were usually considered in themselves works of art.