When Shabby Chic burst on the decorating scene several years
ago its distinctive femininity appealed to many of us. The Laura
Ashley ruffles of the previous design wave met antiquity head
on and distressed elegance was created.
Not only did it encompass many different aspects of design,
Shabby Chic revived our interest in the different textures of
vintage pieces and was the precursor to our current design
phase - Stark Eclecticism (a term I made up!)
Where as Shabby Chic is girlish, Stark Eclecticism is
a unique mix of classic design, industrial chic, midcentury
modern, vintage, and retro decor - often with quite
charmingly masculine results.
As much as I like it, I just have too many
pretty things to be a minimalist.
We can't have a Friday without a little repurposefulness:
(another word I made up!)
Two examples of using vintage bed springs as a
posting board or organizational tool.
Got extra belts lying around?!
Remember when plumbing use to be hidden behind the wall?
I love wood crates. They're so rugged and versatile.
Have a great weekend. If you get a chance, go thrifting!