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Shabby Chic

19:25 13 October in Kitchen and Bathroom Ideas

Make a Shabby Chic Kitchen the Heart of your Home

You can create atmosphere in a small kitchen with this style and pack it with character.

Shabby chic kitchens are a wonderful combination of rustic edginess and understated glamour.  This style of decor has its roots in the country kitchen but the emphasis is on practicality rather than prettyiness.  It also differs from classic country by featuring modern industrial as well as rustic and can bring a real sense of eclectic.

Whites and neutrals can be used on ceilings/floors and walls but shabby chic looks great with greys and greens which will create a naturally warmer atmosphere and work really well on kitchen walls and accessories, especially if you choose to fit white gloss cabinets.

Well worn, well loved furniture in a distressed finish, low slung metal pendant shades or sparkling chandeliers. Scrubbed farmhouse style tables and open shelving and French style furniture with carvings all add to the layerring.

Group or make a feature of different styles to set apart distinct spaces for different kitchen tasks. A breakfast space can be set apart with modern bar stools and a high gloss surface or a rustic table and refectory style benches and mismatch upholstered vintage chairs. An eclectic but laid back mix and match style is the aim.


Shabby chic is not restricted to cosy country kitchens.

If you have old loved oak kitchen cabinets these can be lime washed and then some new shiney worktops fitted to create the look.

Here at mint Interiors we can help you achieve your kitchen desires.