Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Peek Inside Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Store in Soho

 I was in NYC for a quick trip before the weekend.  I got a chance to walk through the Shabby Chic store in Soho and had to share the beautiful images!  I have been in the store once before and both times, when I walk in and I don't quite feel like I am in a store, it is just so soft, cozy, and beautiful inside! 
I think even someone that wasn't a fan of the Shabby Chic look could walk inside and be 'Oooo-ed' and 'Awww-ed' with all the character and details.  So take a peek inside with me, here are a few things that I just loved ...
Romantic chandeliers, chippy wood furniture, oooo... gorgeous!
That rustic barn door with mirror hung from the sliding brace, not to mention this overall space, just beautiful!
Antique style china, crown top bottle openers, cozy wrinkled linens on the table
I think this photo does a good job showing how it almost doesn't feel like you are in a store. I Love all the details on the tables, sofas, and light fixtures.
More romantic chandeliers and those wooden chairs were just so cute!
I was in love with this chippy bench next to a dining table.  Also the ruffled table cloth.
These linens were on the bench with a cute vintage ribbon and broach tied on.  I loved the ruffle details with lace and raw edges, just lovely.
I had to share this because I thought it was such a cool idea.  So, this looked sort of like a sectional couch/ day bed with lots of pillows...
But when I took a closer look I was very intruiged.  The mattresses were on some sort of chippy wooden platform with rolling wheels.
I had help getting a closer look; here's what they were on.  Isn't that just plain cool?  I loved the creativity putting this relaxing sofa-like idea together. Just looked cozy, yet industrial.
Okay, on to bedrooms now.  Alex and I are still trying to figure out what our master should look like and I felt totally inspired here.  All the beds were mainly made up of fluffy white linens with lots of details.  This just looks so romantic and beautiful.  I love that tufted headboard as well! 
I should put this nightstand on my wishlist.. but probably won't happen.  Isn't is amazing?!?
More beautiful detailed white bedding, just yummy!
Closer look at another beautiful vintage inspired nightstand. I also liked the lampshade, I looked like they added lace over a plain white shade, great idea!
This was another cute one, loved the headboard and the light pink floral print (although I know the hubby will not go for any pink ideas).
This one was a mix of white and blue, all the fabrics felt so soft, cozy and rich, just amazing!
Here is my last photo.  I have to show this bench that was at the end of one of the beds.  I would love something like this.. maybe Sadie could even sleep on it instead of hogging our bed... that would be REALLY nice! Hope you enjoyed the peek inside the Shabby Chic store!


  1. Thank you for sharing, I am in Los Angeles, so I can visit the Santa Monica store, but not the Soho in New York one.
    I see it is gorgeous as well ! I go there to relax and dream of what I can't afford, but never mind, it is so, so pleasant just to visit, and I always leave the place with a little souvenir for my home...

  2. I have been having trouble lately finding my "decor style" well I think I found it. everyone of these photos is AMAZING! I love it all! So pretty yet comfortable and chic. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!
    Robin(new follower)

  3. Visited the store this past weekend in SoHo. I'm from Tampa and live in a 1926 restored bungalow. Have a versatile style - vintage/modern/Old South. Loved the store, and your website! Great to see the most creative and inspiring ideas still come off the street where real folks just keep rescuing gently loved items from the cliche!

  4. The bed on the wooden platform was very nice. I'm going to attempt a diy with palets for my office/spare room.


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