Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic shop is mecca. Even if you've been here before, it's the pilgrimage that you want to take again and again. And it never disappoints.
I was lucky enough to take too many pictures, and this post is the first in a series of three. Because Rachel's Santa Monica shop has three large warehouse type rooms organized into loose themes of living/dining spaces, fabrics/accessories, and bedroom/linens, I decided to show each separately.
Whether you are a fan of her particular style or not, there is undeniable beauty everywhere you turn. I walked through the front door to be met by a cluster of gorgeous fluffy pillows shown in their best light, and was already overwhelmed!
Just look at these combinations! The pink toile is my new favorite.
Everything is soft, soothing, and exciting all at once. The spaces are open and spare and show all the furnishings off to the best advantage.
The varying finishes of the mirror frames coordinate exquisitely.
Graceful chandeliers adorn each room.
A few expertly selected vintage china and accessories add warmth and depth.
Come on in and have a look around. . . .
Snowy velvet pumpkins.
Vintage alabaster and new lace.
This vintage china and silver in the front window takes my breath away! I was so stunned I forgot to check the mark.
It all leaves you a bit speechless don't it? This room was my personal favorite, and I was tempted to leave my best for last. But there's plenty of gorgeous still to come. Stay tuned!
I hope you're having a lovely week!