How about a little interior inspiration today? One favorite pastime of mine is to browse the portfolios, lookbooks and shops of home decor stylists, photographers and designers. I sometimes like to grab images that I find inspiring and examine every detail that makes them stand out, and imagine styling them in my own home. Do you do this too?
Rachel Ashwell founded Shabby Chic in 1989, drawing inspiration from her aesthetic and lifestyle that is based on a balance of beauty, comfort, and function. The Shabby Chic brand is all about the beauty of imperfections, allure of time-worn objects, and appeal of simple practical living. These photographs take us to a cozy familiarity, but a glamorous elegance, reflecting the brand’s appreciation for what is used, well-loved and worn.
Everything looks so comfortable, the thick, rich sheets and soft palette creates such a familiar and cozy atmosphere. I love the way the chandelier drapes over the wooden dining room table, the open shelving in the kitchen, and the overall display, the flowers in the sink makes the kitchen look so inviting. The summer air is imminent in these beautiful photos, with an easy elegance through soft intricacies that is not a bit overdone. The faded, vintage glam look of these rooms really appeal to me, and the lighting is great. It makes me long to live in southern California where Shabby Chic was based, or a place closer to the equator where the lighting is always perfect.
Are there any rooms that catch your eye? What do you like about them?
(images: shabby chic)