As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, an unnecessary hallway is transformed into a chic bonus mudroom. Keeping in line with the clients' love of "vintage cottage" decor, Sarah brightened up the small space with neutral pale blue wall paint and shabby chic accents.
This new construction home takes luxury to a whole new level, with a 10,780-square-foot floor plan, six bedrooms, eight baths, an open kitchen, spacious garage and a private pool and spa area. The panoramic views aren't too shabby, either.
Details like the shabby chic wood paneling, antique-style coffee barrel and an outhouse-style door on the changing room give this recreation room loads of character. The red metal cabinets offer a sleek, updated contrast to all the country charm.
This lovely bedroom features a platter gallery wall on blue and cream fabric instead of wallpaper. The bold wall pattern is toned down by simple white linens and an understated headboard. Distressed lamps and shabby shic nightstands creates a quirky, country-inspired feel in the space.
A pink and pastel green palette bring this Shabby Chic girl's bedroom to life. Room details include a crystal pendant light fixture, ornate floral drapes, pillows with a roses on them, and pink wallpaper. A teapot upcycled into a lamp makes a quaint English-style table lamp.
Plum accents in this cozy reading nook add drama to the neutral palette while the plush oversized chair and overhead lighting beckon readers to curl up with a good book. Meanwhile, contrasting shabby chic and modern styles in the space create a harmonious, relaxing vibe.
Soft green walls brighten the mood of the entire room. Jonathan brought in stainless steel appliances, a sparkly glass tile backsplash, granite countertops and a modern sink with a vintage feel. An antique table used as an island is the height of shabby chic, as seen on HGTV's Property Brothers.
This shabby chic sitting area has its area defined by the rug and is made up of an elegant sofa and antique armchairs as well a gold and glass coffee table. Behind this cozy area is a wood paneled wall with a tall painted clock and a small dining area.
This small shabby chic white bench is well suited to the sweet and soft look of this girl's bedroom. A pair of ruffled throw pillows and a small toy basket give a simple and effective decorative finish to the detail.
HGTV fan dgabriele used neutral hues and subtle seashell decor to create a chic, sea-inspired living space. An eclectic mix of distressed furniture and crisp white accents showcase the casual elegance of a refined yet shabby space. To create a casual, beachy feel in your space, mix various furniture styles (rustic, cottage or contemporary) and materials (rattan, polyester, cotton or linen).
As seen on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, the homeowners' old cabinets were shabby and outdated, so Anthony and John replaced them with dark gray custom cabinetry, complete with gold hardware. Combined with an apron front sink and white quartz countertops, the current design is much more aesthetically pleasing.
This white, distressed desk is a beautiful shabby chic find. The green pattern wallpaper makes a good muted color background. A blue and green striped chair coordinates with the wallpaper, and the gold leaf outline of the chair matches the mounted mirror.
Nothing evokes a summer feel quite like starfish and seashells. HGTV fan single_mom_on_a_budget dressed up her shabby chic dining room with her favorite beach elements in mind. She incorporated seashells into her year-round china display and then turned the dining table into a dreamy setup for four. Celebrate summer by creating a seasonal table setup of seashells, starfish, candles and small driftwood pieces. Invite people over for seafood favorites, like grilled fish, pan-roasted scallops and coconut shrimp, to go with the warm-weather theme.
To create this party-ready centerpiece and table, Wendy Hyde of The Shabby Nest first layered kraft paper over a neutral tablecloth and topped it with a black-and-white patterned table runner. "Balloons were tied to chandelier crystals to weigh them down and keep their place on the table," she says. "Pretty mercury-glass votives were placed between the balloons to add ambient lighting." For a personalized touch, each balloon was embellished with photographs, in this case, pictures of the anniversary couple.
This urban beach-accented living room is perfect for those that like to dress up sea accessories without appearing too theme-oriented or formal. The casual shabby-white sofas and linen draperies help to keep things laid-back for everyday comfort. One of the best places to display your sea finds is the mantel. Even if the setup is only around during the summer months, it can still bring that casual warm-weather feel into your home. And for a more formal piece that looks like it belongs all year long, try a stunning light fixture, like this white coral chandelier.
Instead of springing for a built-in island, consider a freestanding one made from recycled materials. Case in point: the Industrial Recycled High Bench Table, shown in Shabby Chic White, $1,999, designed by Will Marx for GHIFY. Handmade in Brisbane, Australia, of native Australian timber, the design was inspired by the architecture of Queensland. Says GHIFY, “This island is one of our signature designs, which has been hugely popular as a kitchen island for added counter space, as a high bench dining table for the eat-in kitchen and as a workbench/desk. It is a timeless industrial recycled styled table that can be custom-built to any size, color or finish. Each table comes with a 10-year warranty.”
Kate Landers of Kate Landers Events created an underwater wonderland any girl would adore. She used a white ruffle shower curtain as a backdrop for the dessert table, which "adds a perfect shabby chic element and looks like white ruffled waves — perfect for an under-the-sea celebration," she says. She believes repurposing items is a must when it comes to decorating your child's birthday party. In this case, she used a chandelier from the bedroom to hang over the dessert table. The addition has a sparkling appearance without any extra cost. Photo by Open Shade Studios