Monday, 30 January 2012

Painted White Floorboards Shabby Chic Style 2012

Last week I was offered a new home - the equivalent of the flat I have now but on the ground floor and with the outside space we currently crave. Ultimately after a long 12 hour think I decided that we didn't have enough social links in the area to feel secure and the kitchen/bathroom area was a cupboard with no room for a fridge! So, the search continues. When we looked around there were untreated floorboards throughout and it got me thinking...what's my ideal flooring solution? Yes, you've guessed it, white painted floorboards!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Shabby Chic - A Time to Cook Kitchen Decor Ideas 2012

2012 - one of my resolutions was to cook and bake more. I have very little natural domestic leanings so everything I do in the kitchen is a real effort, but with time I can learn to enjoy myself in the kitchen. Maybe it's time to redecorate like this?!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The 2012 Shabby Chic French Connection

Ooh la la! More french images to enjoy - I've posted my fondness for the shabby french look many times but here are some new amazing ones. 

Shabby Chic Stairwells & Stairways 2012

Metaphorically I feel like I am always climbing stairs - stairs are on my mind today. This continental entrance above makes me feel like trying out some foreign steps. I hope you like these inspiring interior and exterior images!

Split level stairs are fabulous!

What I need to do with the tonne of books I own?!

 Great space saving idea!

 I don't know about the pattern above but patterned stairs in general are a thought!

 My favourite image from the post - loving the colour on those walls - beachy!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Shabby Chic - A Place to Dream 2012

We all need a creative and relaxing environment from which to work and play. I've been rounding up some great inspiration and found some fantastic space ideas for 2012! 

Particularly LOVE the above idea with the dresses at the window - using fashion as home decor!

Another favourite - just the kind of organisation I need in my own bedroom!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Shabby Chic Dream Home 2012

Everyone has an idea of what their dream home would look like. Mine would need to be Georgian with big windows and wooden shutters. Lots of light and polished floorboards!

Some kind of wall to wall library would be nice - I am a bit of a bookworm!

 And a wardrobe "room" might be a great idea!

A free standing roll top bath in a bathroom that includes a fireplace is definately on the list...

A big, white sleigh bed? Don't mind if I do!

Somewhere light to host dinner parties and late night coffees...yes!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Shabby Chic Rustic Vintage 2012

2012 - brings new images to I Heart Shabby Chic and new inspirations. Here are some of the rustic and vintage style images I found over the holiday period. My image database is growing with new stuff, can't wait to post the finds!