March 24, 2010

a little shabby

By now you know how much I adore a mix of old and new. It adds so much character and personality. In our basement, the white washed flooring is going in on Saturday and I'm thinking with the slip covered sofa we bought ( pictured last ) I want a little bit of shabby chic injected into the space-




Warm, inviting and casual. Exactly what I want. Ohh, this should be fun.




images. eras of elegance, nytimes + coastal living

16 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Sarah your basement is going to look stunning. I love slip covered sofas. They just ooze charm and practical makes it all the more desirable. I'm with you on the kitchen. I long for a kitchen that has no kitchen island but a large well loved farm style table. While I'm at it dreaming, how about throw in a bouquet of Peonies or Sweet Peas for the center piece! Sat. will be a great day for you!

ashlina said...

oh man. i love those photos..those big overstuffed couches are just my dream....

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

It's going to be great. I cannot wait for the "after" pictures! Maybe it will give me the necessary inspiration to get off my but and finish my lower level. It's done and ready to go I just need to pull together the accumulated pieces. Good stuff! xo

Emily said...

Thanks Lady! Loving your blog as well! )

Jessica Hills said...

Thanks so much for the nice comment! I am so glad I found your blog! It is so pretty and totally my style...I am definitely going to follow via google reader!

Sarah B said...

Hi Sarah, I have that sofa from Ikea and love it. I was sitting here just now thinking I really should wash it. I have the floral cover on at the moment but have white/cream as well (with brown paw prints often).
I love the kitchen in your pic and am efinately looking forwrd to seeing your new floor - I love whitewashing!
ps I didn't get your message! I looked in the blog and hotmail - is that where you sent it?

Rachel said...

Sounds like your basement is going to be gorgeous! Whitewashed floors?? How amazing - can't wait to see the pics!

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog! I am really enjoying yours too - I'm glad I found it! ;-)

A Room For Everyone said...

White in the basement - couldn't think of anything better! I thought I wasn't much of a shabby chic girl, but after seeing it used so well in all the bloggy homes, I'm unable to resist. Look forward to seeing your room..Rachaelxx

Debby Lee said...

Please post after pictures! I want to see those floors. :)

Nay said...

I love the touches of pink, I think it really makes the room.

McCarthy Designs said...

The images you chose are just gorgeous. I love the sofa that you bought, we are thinking of buying the same one! Can't wait to see your basement it sounds lovely! xx

Rhiannon Nicole said...

I ADORE that kitchen. Holy smokes. I def need something like that! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Charlotta Ward said...

Oh yes, injecting a little shabby chic is always a great idea!

Fab pics darling.

xCharlotta

Anna Liesemeyer said...

so happy to find your blog! It is beautiful! and I am such a huge fan of white furniture! looking forward to following:)

Slumber Designs said...

That second picture is my fav!

style-for-style said...

your blog is so clean, crisp, and inspiring.
I've added you to my blog roll, and to my daily read