Shabby Chic decorating gives a relaxed feel to elegance. Think of sitting in your grandmas kitchen. You can smell it right? Now try to picture it too. The heirloom table is crackled with age and you can see several layers of paint peeking through. The pine floor is smooth and worn. You notice the cabinets have been painted white. Probably to freshen and balance the worn shabbiness, you decide. This feels like home. You always new Grandma was stylish in her own special way. Now you can define it - Shabby Chic. Shabby Chic decorating reflects a style that places quality above newness. It's less concerned with trendiness and more in tune to warmth.