Thursday, July 1, 2010

Shabby Chic, Rachel Ashwell & An All New Blog!

I've been on a serious romantic/shabby chic kick here lately, and I think it has to do with getting (back) in touch with my feminine side. There's something about saving something from the trash and making it into art that appeals to me as well. The shabby chic look is all about pretty colors, weathered pieces, and textured art, and the good thing about this style is that you don't have to spend a fortune. My thrifty side is rejoicing..

As for my style, for the majority it's consisted of clean lined, modern pieces, but I've always liked the softer, more romantic styles of shabby chic as well (Thank you Rachel Aschwell) So in lieu of adding such a girly genre to Style Niche, I decided to make a blog all it's own. Take a look at Pretty Vintage Home for more gorgeous, girly, luxe inspiration. It's about all things pretty, romantic, shabby chic and vintage without going overly frou frou.

Anyhoo, here's a taste of what you'll see over at the new blog:

Vintage Style

Although I'll always love modern, clean, even masculine design, there's something about romantic, feminine style that's just as appealing. As I was browsing Elle Decor's website, I came across Seeing Design, a design blog that had some nice articles about the softer side of design. Here are a few photos courtesy of Anne Collins.

Flea market finds..

These lamps and that vintage rose picture in the background is a must have..gorgeous.

Cozy, bright and feminine decor..

Loving these owls bookends. Makes me wanna go thrifting..