"Shabby Chic" was first coined by English designer/decorator Rachel Ashwell, in the early 1980's. The cottage inspired look comprised mostly of off white furniture, faux painted motifs and simple floral patterns. The craze quickly caught on and has grown to include not only traditional Shabby Chic but Cottage, Cottage Chic and Coastal furniture as well. While the trend today is toward bright vibrant colors with an open and beachy airiness, the original antiqued-white is still the classic look! Regardless of which Shabby Chic style you prefer, you will find a large selection of high quality solid wood pieces to choose from at House To Home. But stop in often because our inventory changes daily!