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Shabby Chic
Rachel Ashwell
0060982047
July 1996
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Ashwell, founder and owner of Shabby Chic, a home furnishings chain, shares her secrets on how to obtain the decorating look that suggests "the aura of old money, cushy comfort, and crafted indifference." She covers such topics as how to negotiate a flea market and incorporate the purchases for the home, the types of fabric best suited for this look, and how to use flowers to accessorize a room. Lots of color photographs depict the "shabby chic" look in casual, formal, and contemporary settings. This type of eclectic decorating continues to be popular, making this a wise purchase for most libraries.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Valuable flea market finds...A peeling, antique vanity in muted sea green... An elegant, cracked chandelier... An...


Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating Guide
Rachel Ashwell
0060392088
July 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
By now most readers even marginally interested in home decorating are familiar with the democratic principles of decorating elaborated in Rachel Ashwell's first book, Shabby Chic: namely, that well-made vintage furniture and home accessories can add a cozy grandeur to your home, even if the paint's a little thin or the fabric a bit faded. In her second book, Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide, Ashwell shares her processes, from a stall-by-stall description of a flea market trip to pictures of her design boards scattered with photos, fabric swatches, and paint chips. Ashwell doesn't skimp on details: she tells how to decide on a fair bargaining price at flea markets, how to clean old items without harming them, and (step by step) how one ugly glass-fronted cabinet topped with old linoleum and...


Shabby Chic: Sumptuous Settings & Other Lovely Things
Rachel Ashwell
006052393X
November 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Over the last decade, since opening a home furnishing store in Santa Monica, Calif., Ashwell (Shabby Chic; The Shabby Chic Home; etc.) has built an empire around a decorating style that involves equal parts flea-market salvaging, craft work and mix-and-matching from different ethnic cultures. In this uneven fourth book, she instructs readers on how to create striking settings for entertaining and special events. While there are some useful ideas here for anyone who wants to create a unique party on a budgetâ€"for example, hanging flower-adorned thrift-store hats on the backs of chairs or mixing vintage pieces of glassware with more ordinary tumblers for a funky effectâ€"the usefulness of other do-it-yourself sections, such as a page devoted to instructions on how to make a traditional English...


Shabby Chic Home
Rachel Ashwell
006039319X
May 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Most people are familiar with the hallmarks of Rachel Ashwell's shabby chic style: fabrics in pastel florals and stripes, chintz sofa covers, antique-store and yard-sale finds turned into home furnishings and accessories. At the heart of this breezy style is a very practical idea: don't buy new--use what you have or can find at thrift stores and secondhand shops and enjoy the old-fashioned charm that only aged pieces acquire. The same idea goes for houses. The Shabby Chic Home shows how an older home can take on a shabby chic appeal by being brought up to date without sacrificing any of its charm. In The Shabby Chic Home, Ashwell walks readers through the renovation of her own 1920s home, from the purchase of the originally dark and gloomy house through the repainting (using layers and layers of white paint) of the home and...


Shabby Chic: The Gift of Giving
Rachel Ashwell
0060394013
November 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Rachel Ashwell's newest book, The Shabby Chic Gift of Giving, shows how to apply the elegant, practical 'Shabby Chic' style to the art of gift giving.With beautiful, full-colour photographs in an innovative format, Ashwell shows readers how to pick the perfect gift, wrap and decorate it with style, and create the perfect setting in which to give it. Full of year-round gift ideas with sentiment and beauty.

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...


Shabby Chic: The Gift of Giving
Rachel Ashwell (Author)
0965317307

Hardcover
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Shabby Chic
Rachel Ashwell
0756761050
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Rachel Ashwell's newest book, The Shabby Chic Gift of Giving, shows how to apply the elegant, practical 'Shabby Chic' style to the art of gift giving.With beautiful, full-colour photographs in an innovative format, Ashwell shows readers how to pick the perfect gift, wrap and decorate it with style, and create the perfect setting in which to give it. Full of year-round gift ideas with sentiment and beauty. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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...


Shabby Chic
Rachel Ashwell (Author), Amy Neunsinger (Photographer)
0060823690

Paperback
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The Shabby Chic Collection
Rachel Ashwell (Author)
0060083123

Hardcover
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Book Description
Shabby Chich style is an appreciation for what is used, worn, and well loved. It's a respect for natural evolution and a regard for what is easy and sensible. In this collection fo her first three books, Rachel Ashwell shares her guiding principles--comfort, beauty, and function--to help you develop your own distinctive, original style that is down-to-earth yet truly exquisite. Three books in one!

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