Chairish is online shopping heaven, in my opinion. Their tagline is "Where Design Lovers Buy and Sell" if you are downsizing, like me or love design, this is the place to shop and sell. I love this page on Shabby Chic Style.
I will be going with my same mix of modern and Shabby Chic furnishings for our new home. I will need a much smaller dining room table. I have these 3 in mind:
The color and scale of this Lilly Pulitzer dining set makes my heart happy.
I like the idea of this simple farm table with bench seating. I could squeeze more people around this table and the bench wouldn't take up as much space visually. I'd probably paint the legs white.
This classic design with neutral colors is probably more like what we will go with. If the table had a leaf that extended it, this would be the one.
I will also need a replacement hutch. I found this lovely Vintage Ming Style Lacquered Buffet for only $1450. The scale is much better.
But I really am a Shabby Chic, Vintage loving girl at heart, so I think I will go with something more like this rustic gray piece.
Isn't it dreamy? Oh, and you must check out the accessories, the lighting and the rugs! I want these:
Is my design style "all over the place"? Probably. But I love mixing and matching Shabby Chic, rustic, new and modern pieces to create my own unique "Mix and Chic" style.
Downsizing has been a hard decision, but with most of our children grown, it is time to spend less time on our house and more time on vacation, don't you think? I will be excited to fill the new smaller home with lovely smaller furnishings and will be probably be listing my larger furniture pieces to sell on Chairish.com.
Now on to house hunting! Wish me luck. I'll be blogging our journey.