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Shabby Chic

I just got an apartment in New York City with three of my roommates, which I am, of course, very excited about.  However, it has now placed a great deal of stress on me to make my side of the room perfect.

My home decor style changes quite often.  Last year I liked graphic prints on everything from plates to duvet covers, courtesy of Ikea.  But now I love Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic.  This probably started with my more recent infatuation with anything and everything vintage and antique so naturally I would be drawn to Ms. Ashwell’s design aesthetics.

All my furniature for the room is vintage totaling about $80 total for a bed, a dresser, and a vanity table.  I bought Indian block print tapestries and table cloths and I also have my mothers vintage patchwork quilt.

The key to designing a room this way is to keep it clean and crisp, with plenty of white, so that it doesn’t look like a hermit cat lady.  There needs to be enough feminine detail to keep it looking young and fresh.  To do this I painted my dresser pale mint green, the bed white and the vanity table with have a white table cloth with baby pink roses on top.

These are my favorite Rachel Ashwell rooms:

I move soon, so when the room is finally to my liking, and I deem it worthy enough to stand beside these pictures I will upload a few.

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