Living Shabby Chic

Effortless chic interiors do have honest identity in their styles which are strongly joined by the personality of the people who are living in it. They reflect their life style by furniture and furnishing choices made through time.  Within the years, they beautifully age, their upholstery fabrics soften, colors fade out and nice combinations come alive by the family’ s antique pieces or by the found vintage material.  Each unique gathering creates its  individual style. One space can never be a copy of  another in Shabby chic…

Ümit Ünal, fashion designer is a true living style of  Shabby Chic concept. The creative and natural elegance are both right there on his sketches, collection and in his showroom everywhere.

Boho Chic Space

Ümit Ünal’ s showroom in İstanbul, Galata.

mismatched finishes

true elegance

Shabby Chic spaces are often decorated by vintage and antique furniture with the original aged paint, or painted white, or another soft pastel colors and distressed at the corners by sanding.

vintage prints

They create unexpected decorations on any surface by true elegance

Umit Unal's Shabby Chic Store

Weathered old door bed headboard

Comfortable, relaxed, light colored bedrooms are true displays of this personal style

spiritual home in zen style

Even though, using variety of materials and finishes in one space can make it look richer,that requires a talented or educated eye as it has risk of making the space, confusing or overcrowded if not made in balance. Shabby Chic living spaces are best applied if  the owners of the home  have keen and curious style to find right objects and materials.

white bathroom in shabby chic style

Provence is the perfect region to learn more about Shabby Chic look. The country homes naturally carry the details of the look in every corner.

white nordic bath

vintage buffet

antique sewing machine

Old sewing machines belong to grand moms overpainted into white color are the nice typcial decorative objects of Shabby Chic homes. They carry family memories to todays home.

white lace elegance

vintage chairs

colorful stools

casual chic

Popular decor items are pillows made of vintage bark cloth fabric, vintage linens, chenille bedspreads, vintage chandeliers are the materails creates Chabby Chic home.

feminen home

It is a soft, relaxed feminine romantic way of decorating that looks comfortable and inviting.

mix of metalware collection

Displaying personal collections of materials or handworks turns the home into a unique  tasteful place

white opalin home accessories

Antique pieces such as pie safes and jelly cupboards are popular pieces of  shabby chic decor.

vintage kitchen closet

shabby chic home decor

nordic knitted comfort

Soft grey and white handknitted furnishings provides the space a homy feeling.

romantic cottage in shabby chic style

Shabby Chic is also called as cottage style.

chandelier made with old glass bottles

Combining and installing found objects can result with nice surprises

vintage buffet bar ideas

Finally, to live a Shabby Chic style is a fun hobby of  life which gradually improves and takes your vision into great journey of  home decor.

designmixer

Designer (Textile & Interior Design)

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