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Volume 12 Number 01

SIMPLECHIC Shabby chic, an uber popular home decor style that embraces a worn, lived-in look, is making way for simple chic decor. So, what’s the difference between the two styles? Shabby chic began in the 1980s as an alternative to opulent penthouses and over-the-top mansions. Shabby chic showcases well- loved items, often with chipped paint,

and an abundance of soft throws, pillows and cozy area rugs. While simple chic retains the lived-in look, it strips back the layers and crosses over into minimalist territory. However, while minimalism is often thought of as stark and bare, simple chic is both

cozy and pared down. Think high-quality pieces, attention to detail and an earth-toned palette. And don’t forget about lighting! Use curtains to help filter and frame

natural light and pick one eye-catching – albeit simple – light fixture to anchor the space.

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