Shabby Chic Definition

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Wikipedia UK


Shabby chic (/ˈʃæb.iˈʃiːk/) is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor.

Cambridge Dictionary


shabby chic noun [ U ]

a fashionable but informal style of decoration that uses furniture and other objects that look old and used, not modern and new:
The apartment was simply but tastefully furnished in shabby chic.

Oxford Dictionary


Noun

[mass noun] A style of interior decoration that uses furniture and soft furnishings that are or appear to be pleasingly old and slightly worn:‘the mismatched furniture and wallpaper in varied patterns epitomizes shabby chic’
 
Adjective

Denoting or relating to furniture or soft furnishings that have a pleasingly old and slightly worn appearance:
‘a shabby chic painted dresser’
‘if you like the shabby chic look, why not hunt down an old rocking chair for a touch of vintage charm’

Google UK


noun

1. a style of interior decoration that uses furniture and soft furnishings that are or appear to be pleasingly old and slightly worn.
"the mismatched furniture and wallpaper in varied patterns epitomizes shabby chic"

adjective

1. denoting or relating to furniture or soft furnishings that have a pleasingly old and slightly worn appearance.
"a shabby chic painted dresser"


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