Not Too Shabby
This morning I had to nab a Pink Pig pass at the mall, so just for a second I popped in Atlanta's newly opened Shabby Chic. Perhaps a bit nostalgic for the 90s, I was curious to see how Ashwell's aesthetic has evolved. The core Shabby Chic elements are there (think soft, feminine and ethereal), but there are also a few not-so-frilly, not-so-overstuffed pieces -- worn, rich chocolate-brown leather furniture, classically scaled white sofas -- that feel timeless and very English.
Someone who craves a room like Windsor Smith's, above, could find similar components at Shabby Chic. Namely the shimmering crystal chandelier, pillows, silver accessories and white upholstery. Currently the shop is also brimming with charming vintage holiday ornaments.
(Photo of Smith living room by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Domino, August 2007.)