Shabby Chic is just as it sounds. The "shabby" comes from flea markets where you can find funky old antiques with a delightfully distressed look. The "chic" part comes from the ultra feminine touches that set it apart from traditional antiques. Shabby chic design incorporate a lot of light, neutral colors. Also look for distressed paint, chandeliers, and anything with roses in it. ~MWAH! Christie O. Shabby Chic inspiration with french elementsFirst Row: Erin Hearts Court via Design Sponge | Stephanie Williams Photography via 100 Layer Cake Second Row: Collette Dinnigan Bridal via Polka Dot Bride | At Home with Country via Design Sponge

Shabby chic inspiration with cottage elementsFirst Row: | Jill La Fleur via Style Me Pretty Second Row: Christa Elyce Photography via the Wedding Chicks Third Row: Leigh Miller via Once Wed | Lisa Lefkowitz via Emmaline Bride