Piorra Maison

Piorra Maison est le fière distributeur de Chalk Paint™ une peinture décorative par Annie Sloan à Montréal, Québec.
Piorra Maison is the proud Stockist of Chalk Paint™ decorative paints by Annie Sloan in Montreal, Québec.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Trés, trés Shabby chic

I recently met a very classy lady who has a very classy home and I just had to share her trés, trés "Shabby chic"  home with all you shabby chic lovers.  She used a delicious warm pallet of creams and whites, typical of the style throughout her home, but has taken the shabby chic charm and gone above and beyond. 

With lush pleated layers of fabric and drapery we all dream of. 

This is definitely not your typical shabby chic. A lot of originality and class. Every corner of her home is being utilized to accommodate her collection of antiques.  

Her passion for the shabby chic style is more then straightforward but she makes it look effortless. The flow from room to room is graceful and refined. A beautiful home built in 1930's, with exquisitely  charming windows, she is very careful and aware not to hide such a feature. 

I am told that it is an ongoing constant work of art in progress. Precious objects and collectibles are continually moving from room to room . Can you spot the change from this photo above and the photo below? Each one works just as well. 

Being creative people..... seeing changes in a room is encoded in us. I understand her passion to be rearranging frequently. It keeps things fresh and current. 

As a child we would leave for school with our beds on the left side of the room and return after school to find our beds have been completely moved to the bedroom on the right side of the house. My Mom has a love for decorating and she was constantly moving furniture and objects from room to room.  I have also adopted that principle of rearranging furniture. It is in my blood.  None the less, I feel weak in the knees and a little "green-eyed ". This is the home we all want and dream of having someday......Have I not said this before...MY SOMEDAY IS TODAY?
I better get "cracken".

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There is heaps of charm left to be seen in this gorgeous 1930's home. I will reveal her stunning dining room with a key feature that makes a dramatic statement and a surprise oasis.  You will not be disappointed. 

My words to inspire for the day. 

There's always room for love....you just need to move a few things around.

Pardon the pun, I just had to say it. Your comments are my inspiration for the day. 


Linking up to the following parties:

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


Furniture Feature Fridays


  1. WOWW gorgeous house! and GREAT!!! post!!! I have that in my blood tooooo....re-arranged my tiny room mannnnyyyyy times hahahaha havent dont it in my NYC apt though lolll soon...soon...I dont have enough furniture yet lolll

  2. I am like that....always rearranging and changing things out. I get bored with the same look. I love changing colors too!

  3. What a wonderful home. I love those windows that open out. I have never seen lamps on the coffee table before. Can't wait to see more.

  4. What a gorgeous home~ I am loving it already!! Can't wait to see more! Following you along- nice to meet you~ Stop by and say hello sometime! :)

  5. Love it, especially that it is not all pink but more caramels and creams a new take on the regular shabby chic:)
    Enjoy the week
    Sharon xox

  6. What a stunning home. She must have amazing collections. Where does she keep everything when it is not on display? That is an issue that I struggle with daily! Can't wait to see more of this home.

    Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog and becoming a follower! I am now following you, too. I read your post about your Craigslist freebie and had to laugh. You have definitely brought at least one of your sons over to our side! And how wonderful that he is young and strong and can help you load and unload!

  7. That was an absolutely lovely and charming home! I adore that desk with the ruffled skirt on the chair and just every little detail. You can tell she is truly passionate about her home. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  8. I love moving furniture too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following!


  9. Oh her style is absolutely gorgeous! Very beautiful home. Please do show us more. We move the furniture around too. :) Thanks for linking up!

  10. Oh wow this is a fantastic home!! I need to save everyone of the pictures in my inspiration file!! I am wondering if my guest room I am just starting on could look anything like this!!!

  11. What a beautiful home! Lots of inspiration!

  12. Caroline her home is beautiful. Thank you for showing us. I'm inspired.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  13. Hello there neighbour! Always glad to have a fellow Canadian in blogland. I love your friend's home, I can only hope that when we are done decorating ours it might look similar...dream on! lol Looking forward to more posts.

  14. Scrolled back to see part 1 of this fabulous home, and I'm not dissapointed! What wonderful style. laurie