Category Archives: sofas

Shabby Chic Summer Sales

New Shabby Chic furniture almost seems like a contradiction in terms. Still, not everyone has the patience or the time to scour the junk shops and lovingly restore their own pieces. Summer can be a good time of year for grabbing a few new pieces at a reasonable price. My favourite Shabby Chic range at the moment is from Laura Ashley. Their Bramley range is rather gorgeous. The range includes a charming dresser, 2 door armoire, chests of drawers, dining table, choice of chairs and…

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A cosy cottage full of winter warmth

Winter warmth, originally uploaded by *Susie*. This is such an idyllic room! I find myself wanting to while away a winter’s afternoon snuggled down on one of those sofas, drinking tea (maybe the odd ginger biscuit !) and chatting by the light, and the smell, of the wood burning stove. Sometimes you see a room and you just know you’d get on with the person responsible for it. What are the elements that have created such a cosy feel? The TV is tiny and is…

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American Shabby Chic Living room, with painted furniture

Living room, originally uploaded by Wren’s Nest Cottage. I love the shade of green used for this room, it really sets off the painted furniture and gorgeous sofa. The real star has to be that wooden floor. The rich brown of the polished floor is such a treat! This cottage has been so sympathetically styled, I just wondered what the wooden door at the side was all about. The owner explained: They are shutters. We were on a trip to New Orleans a few years…

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white shabby chic sofa

But is a white shabby chic sofa family friendly? Spring cleaning.

spring cleaning, originally uploaded by philigry. Here’s one Mum’s explanation of what it takes to keep this shabby chic furniture, with its freshly washed and bleached slipcovers, spotless: philigry says: I wash the bottom cushions about once every two weeks, and the whole slipcover about every six weeks. the denim really comes clean….I have three kids too, and a golden retriever… The covers are white denim so really hard wearing. She even made them herself so they didn’t cost much either. Of course you have…

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