Ashwell, Rachel Shabby Chic

ISBN 13: 9780060982041

Shabby Chic

3.86 avg rating
( 314 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780060982041: Shabby Chic

Valuable flea market finds...
A peeling, antique vanity in muted sea green...
An elegant, cracked chandelier...
An enormous, slipcovered sofa with deep, cushions...

Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style. Like the cosy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian villa, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible.

The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of the Shabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy-to- follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style.

A behind-the-scenes look at a flea market lets readers in on Rachel's personal secrets of how to cull hidden treasures from flea market trash--an old trunk, its paint peeling around the edges, can be given new life as a coffee table, while a chipped white iron salvage piece becomes the perfect frame for a vintage mirror. This book tells you not only how to restore these pieces but how to find the perfect place for them in your home. Gorgeous colour photographs and accompanying text reveal how this relaxed look works with a variety of different styles, from Victorian to Mediterranean to contemporary.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Valuable flea market finds . . .
A peeling, antique vanity in a muted sea green . . .
An elegant, cracked chandelier . . .
An enormous, slipcovered sofa with deep, plush cushions . . .

Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple, practical living: these are the cornerstones of Shabby Chic style. Like the cozy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian villa, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible.

The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of the Shabby Chic home decor stores, provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy-to-follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style.

A behind-the-scenes look at a flea market lets readers in on Rachel's personal secrets of how to cull hidden treasures from flea market trash—an old trunk, its paint peeling around the edges, can be given new life as a coffee table, while a chipped white iron salvage piece becomes the perfect frame for a vintage mirror. This book tells you not only how to restore these pieces but how to find the perfect place for them in your home. Gorgeous color photographs and accompanying text reveal how this relaxed look works with a variety of different styles, from Victorian to Mediterranean to contemporary.

About the Author:

Rachel Ashwell was born in England and has spent the past eighteen years in Malibu, California. She created the Shabby Chic style in 1989 and is the founder of the Shabby Chic home furnishing stores and the designer of a line of slipeovered furniture, bedding, and fabric sold worldwide under the Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell label. She is the author of the bestselling Shabby Chic and Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide, and is the host of E! Style Network's Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic on Style.

Amy Neunsinger is a freelance photographer who lives in Los Angeles and New York City. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and ad campaigns ranging from beauty to travel. She is currently working on a fine art book of flowers.

Deborah Greenfield, Rachel Ashwell's sister, was born in London. She studied art at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design in New York. She is a cho reographer and an award-winning flamenco dancer She lives in Los Angeles, where she divides her time among illustration, acting, and dance.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ashwell, Rachel
ISBN 10: 0060982047 ISBN 13: 9780060982041
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Omega Books and More Inc.
(Springdale, AR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. FAST shipping, FREE tracking, and GREAT customer service! We also offer International and EXPEDITED shipping options. Bookseller Inventory # 3D7DSF000H7M

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ashwell, Rachel
Published by Harper Design
ISBN 10: 0060982047 ISBN 13: 9780060982041
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
P-Town Book Sales
(Petaluma, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Design. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060982047 New Condition. Light shelf wear on dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # PEP-WSUH-F052

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ashwell, Rachel
Published by Regan Books (1996)
ISBN 10: 0060982047 ISBN 13: 9780060982041
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Regan Books, 1996. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Valuable flea market finds. A peeling, antioue vanity in muted sea green. An elegant, cracked chandelier. An enormous, slipcovered sofa with deep, cushions. Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style. Like the cozy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian viIla, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible. The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of the Shabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy-to- follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style. A behind-the-scenes look at a flea market lets readers in on Rachel's personal secrets of how to cull hidden treasures from flea market trash--an old trunk, its paint peeling around the edges, can be given new life as a coffee table, while a chipped white iron salvage piece becomes the perfect frame for a vintage mirror. This book tells you not only how to restore these pieces but how to find the perfect place for them in your home. Gorgeous color photographs and accompanying text reveal how this relaxed look works with a variety of different styles, from Victorian to Mediterranean to contemporary. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060982047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ashwell, Rachel
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0060982047 ISBN 13: 9780060982041
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1997. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 257 x 208 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Shabby Chic is as unpretentious as its author, including thoughts about what works and what doesn t, tips on how to shop at a flea market, inspirational photographic illustrations and plenty of encouragement. -Los Angeles Daily News Rachel Ashwell s bestselling guide to home furnishings, flower arrangements, flea-market finds, tag-sale treasures, and more continues to bring American home decorating back to basics with its remarkably down-to-earth yet beautiful aesthetic, showing you how to capture the aura of old money, cushy comfort, and crafted indifference. With her keen eye for thrifty style, and a peerless sense of how to get the most for the least out of your adventures into interior decorating, Ashwell and Shabby Chic are your treasure map to a treasure-filled home. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780060982041

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ashwell, Rachel
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0060982047 ISBN 13: 9780060982041
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1997. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 257 x 208 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Shabby Chic is as unpretentious as its author, including thoughts about what works and what doesn t, tips on how to shop at a flea market, inspirational photographic illustrations and plenty of encouragement. -Los Angeles Daily News Rachel Ashwell s bestselling guide to home furnishings, flower arrangements, flea-market finds, tag-sale treasures, and more continues to bring American home decorating back to basics with its remarkably down-to-earth yet beautiful aesthetic, showing you how to capture the aura of old money, cushy comfort, and crafted indifference. With her keen eye for thrifty style, and a peerless sense of how to get the most for the least out of your adventures into interior decorating, Ashwell and Shabby Chic are your treasure map to a treasure-filled home. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780060982041

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ashwell, Rachel
Published by Regan Books (1996)
ISBN 10: 0060982047 ISBN 13: 9780060982041
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Regan Books, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060982047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ashwell, Rachel
ISBN 10: 0060982047 ISBN 13: 9780060982041
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800609820410000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ashwell, Rachel
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060982047 ISBN 13: 9780060982041
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060982047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ashwell, Rachel
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN 10: 0060982047 ISBN 13: 9780060982041
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Shabby Chic, Rachel Ashwell, Valuable flea market finds.A peeling, antique vanity in muted sea green. An elegant, cracked chandelier. An enormous, slipcovered sofa with deep, cushions. Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style. Like the cosy familiarity of a well-worn pair of faded jeans, the dilapidated elegance of an Italian villa, or the worn grandeur of faded velvets and mismatched floral china handed down from your grandmother's attic, the Shabby Chic style is a revived appreciation for what is used, well-loved, and worn. It is a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible. The hundreds of lavish photographs in this book invite you inside the unique world of Shabby Chic. Rachel Ashwell, founder of the Shabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much-sought-after advice on how to re-create Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy-to- follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style. A behind-the-scenes look at a flea market lets readers in on Rachel's personal secrets of how to cull hidden treasures from flea market trash--an old trunk, its paint peeling around the edges, can be given new life as a coffee table, while a chipped white iron salvage piece becomes the perfect frame for a vintage mirror. This book tells you not onlyhow to restore these pieces but how to find the perfect place for them in your home. Gorgeous colour photographs and accompanying text reveal how this relaxed look works with a variety of different styles, from Victorian to Mediterranean to contemporary. Bookseller Inventory # B9780060982041

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ashwell, Rachel
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc (1996)
ISBN 10: 0060982047 ISBN 13: 9780060982041
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, 1996. Book Condition: New. 1996. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Shabby chic uses muted pastels, slightly wilted roses, chipped paint and pure white to create a blend of old fashioned aesthetic appeal and modern practicality. This guide offers simple instructions on how to create this inviting look including tips on using lighting and shopping in flea markets. Num Pages: 288 pages, 150 colour photographs. BIC Classification: WJK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 263 x 215 x 21. Weight in Grams: 968. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780060982041

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book