Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Shabby Chic Christmas Stockings 2011


Recently on Facebook I was asked for some more shabby chic stocking ideas. I ran a post like this last year so - as requested - here are my tips for shabby chic Christmas stockings 2011...the above personalized stockings coming from eabdesigns. In all cases click the photo source link to find the chosen items online...


Cute, personalized and made from vintage linen mangle cloth at polkadotsandblooms.


Burlap with print stocking from a selection at PetiteFrenchMarket.


An elf-like stocking with a shabby chic vibe that caught my eye.


French country provence stocking made from vintage fabric available through ChristmasisLove


This one-of-a-kind heirloom quality Country Claus Stockings was constructed using repurposed thrift clothes and a wooden button by a really fun store called ShabbyRanch.


A victorian influence over this stocking from BettesFeltFancies - I love the heel! So there are some ideas to start you off on your shabby christmas stocking search this year - I will be posting a mixture of autumnal, Halloween and Christmas ideas for the rest of the year so stay tuned and if you have a request please leave a message in my comments section, ask on Facebook or contact me on Twitter or Google+.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

More Vintage & Shabby Chic Apartment Decor


I take no prisoners when it comes to decor ideas I love. I want to have implemented them all, like, yesterday! One idea I love is to arrange the clutter and collections people have and display them in a way that does not interfere in everyday life like this fantastic mirror display above.


Ever lived in a studio apartment? Hard isn't it? I lived in one with my daughter until she was 13 months old - it didn't look like this one, nowhere near! Basically this is one room living designed and decorated to perfection. Plenty of windows and light help!


Having looked around recently I am getting a vibe for vertical striped walls. There are papers like this everywhere at the moment. I am not usually a wallpaper fan but I could be converted!


I chose this last photo because it reminds me of my current flat. Two large windows in the very tall living room, neutral colours and natural woods and not exactly very tidy! My home suffers from clutter burnout and it's now one of the battles I am addressing in exactly how to turn all those extra objects into focus pieces.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

The I Heart Shabby Chic Autumn LookBook #1


Beautiful autumn stylings for your home....



























As the sun and the leaves disappear off the trees I will be adding more to our Autumn lookbook here at I Heart Shabby Chic. Let me know what you think, I hope you all find some fabulous home additions from these lists!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Design Your Own Coastal Cottage

Float In Cottage

What happens when you take a group of broken down cottages and give each one to a different designer to spruce up? You get this little experiment with a 1950s plot in Maine which hosted a decorators showcase. Here are some of the stunning results!

Sleepy Hollow Cottage

Sleepy Hollow Cottage Interiors

Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Shabby Chic Greenhouse Makeover


Fabulous old greenhouse renovated in the shabby chic way...


 I love the way the chandeliers were added to the bring the indoors, outdoors!


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Decorating With Vintage & Shabby Chic Suitcases


 I could wax on and on about using vintage suitcases in shabby chic decorating scenarios. I just love them, worthy of a whole series of posts!











French Noir Shabby Chic Decor


 We've created this little moodboard to inspire you into what we are calling "french noir". Black and White themed decor, a distinctly elegant and french flavour and a tiny bit shabby.










Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The Downstairs Bathroom - Vintage & Shabby Style


I've seen down the inside of a LOT of loos whilst searching for this post - no one wants to see the inside of someone elses' toilet bowl! I can't find many downstairs toilet inspirations - I have been asked by a reader if we can provide some ideas for her tiny toilet room...any ideas from you guys will be much appreciated, send us the links!


Shabby Chic Modern Edge Jelly & Cake Wallpaper


The perfect modern Marie Antoinette paper for your walls featuring little pink jellies and cakes is available from Thornback & Peel through MyDecoBoutique