While Rachel Ashwell didn’t invent Shabby Chic, you can’t help but associate her name with it. I think the book in today’s post was where I first saw white slipcovers and started to wonder if it was actually possible to have them.
Quite frankly, this is not one of my most favorite books. I didn’t “ooh” and “ahh” over the pictures as I have done with some. I think it would depend on just how much you like Rachel Ashwell to purchase this book. Take it out of the library, yes. Purchase it ~ eh, I wouldn’t buy it again.
I’ve shared some of the pictures that I do actually like from this book, but this is only a small sampling. These pictures depict some of the favored aspects of Shabby Chic decorating. Creams, whites and ivories, with a little lace and a romantic look thrown in.
White slipcovers and bedding.
As well as some of the little details.
In case you were wondering (since I mentioned it in the last design book library post), next week I think I will start to share some books that I will offer up, giveaway style. So if you are interested in adding some books to your own design library, be sure to come back then.