Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic InspirationsBeautiful Spaces

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic InspirationsBeautiful Spaces In this book Rachel shares her inspirations and her humor celebrates the charm of the old and battered and demonstrates time and again how interiors touched with Rachel s magic transcend fashionabl

  • Title: Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic InspirationsBeautiful Spaces
  • Author: Rachel Ashwell
  • ISBN: 9781907563591
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this book, Rachel shares her inspirations and her humor, celebrates the charm of the old and battered, and demonstrates time and again how interiors touched with Rachel s magic transcend fashionable trends, extending a calming, personal welcome to all In this new book, Rachel takes us to homes in the US from a shabby shack on Malibu s oceanfront to her new ranch on theIn this book, Rachel shares her inspirations and her humor, celebrates the charm of the old and battered, and demonstrates time and again how interiors touched with Rachel s magic transcend fashionable trends, extending a calming, personal welcome to all In this new book, Rachel takes us to homes in the US from a shabby shack on Malibu s oceanfront to her new ranch on the wide, open spaces of Texas and to the wooded hills of the Catskills and in the UK from a houseboat and a city townhouse to a centuries old manor house deep in the country, and Rachel s own London apartment All the houses, regardless of their size or location, embody Rachel s ethos and share the same qualities a respect for beautiful objects from the past, an extravagant sense of comfort, and an eye for the unexpected All are inviting, artistic, soulful, inspired and inspiring, beautiful, gentle, considered and, in their own way, perfectly imperfect.

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    1. I never understood the shabby chic aesthetic until I read this book. Now my understanding is this: you have to be super-super-ultra romantic to go for this look. And you also have to be impractical. Honestly, if I implemented this aesthetic into my home, I wouldn't feel comfortable inviting guests over unless I knew they were up to date on their tetanus shots. There was, however, a really inspiring series of shots in this compilation of place studies, and that centered around this 9 x 12 hunter' [...]

    2. I am such a shabby chic freak! As soon as I saw the title, I just HAD to have it. I enjoyed this whimsical book. Paged 168-173 was like the author just went inside my mind and created my perfect dream house. I'm in love! I would LOVE for her to decorate a room of my house. I didn't give it 5 stars because I would like to have seen more bedroom inspirations or just more complete room inspirations instead of just little clips and tid bits. I would read this book again and I would recommend it to s [...]

    3. I have been a fan of Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic style for some time have loved her other books, particularly Shabby Chic Home. This book wasn't near as inspiring to me. Some of the homes featured had the "yikes" factor - way too shabby and no chic. Yet there were some beautiful pictures of other homes, especially the cottage in the Catskills. It was a good book, but not as good as her others, in my opinion.

    4. I don't like everything Ashwell does, but in her first book I would have felt comfortable visiting any one of those rooms. They all looked bright and clean and welcoming, if not somewhere I wanted to live full time (never been much for her kitchens).This one, a lot of the rooms looked uncomfortable and gave off a grimy feeling. The bathroom floors looked to be hard on bare feet (admittedly, I don't like showers with smaller tiles on the bottom, either, so I'm probably picky), and bathroom rugs w [...]

    5. I think Rachel Ashwell is my new favourite interior decorator. One of the library staff remarked that she owns all of her books and now I understand why. It's impossible to see at the details and touches with just one look through, it takes many, and looks like this book will be a purchase for me.From large to smaller rooms, Rachel gives you ideas, colour schemes and styles to get any creative mind going. Her fabrics, displayed art and dresses in rooms, make you drift away into your imagination. [...]

    6. I thought I understood the idea of shabby chic until I read this book. I thought it meant that you didn't have to look all pressed and polished. Instead it seems to mean that if it's okay, you have to make it look worse. Half-destroyed is perfect. I like my idea better. Nevertheless, some places featured look okay to me.Another pet peeve is that she likes really low furniture. Apparently, she doesn't mean to get old or have problems with hips or knees that make it hard, maybe even impossible, to [...]

    7. ere's a part of me, possibly labeled 'training from grandmother', that looks at this and thinks to itself in horror "how in gods name are you ever going to get it clean??" and then checks the date of last tetanus shot just to be safe. i guess this is just me, however

    8. This is a gorgeous book. Yummy photos. The cottage in the Catskills is completely enchanting. While not every home in this book is decorated in a way I could live with I did enjoy the philosophy of imperfection that seems prevalent in this book.

    9. LOVED THIS BOOK! Great ideas.loved the pairing of the unexpected, worn out to bring beauty to a room/house!

    10. This is a beautifully photographed and written design book! "Love" the vintage finds, upcycled furniture, white paint, and Shabby Chic look.

    11. Another lovely book with gorgeous photos. I love the shabby chic ethos, the nod towards the old, faded and cherished. I love her use of white too.

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