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Add a touch of romance with shabby chic and vintage style

At long last it looks as if Summer has arrived; beautiful clear blue skies, romantic roses and outdoor living come together to bring us a quintessentially English look, with its distinct nod towards French country living. This time of year is peaceful when you can get away from the hustle and bustle of city life; the warm days beckon us outdoors to tend the garden or laze away an afternoon reading a good book or dozing peacefully under the shade of a tree.

White porch swing with porch table and candles and flowers

Inspiration for an interior design style which gives us this tranquillity and escapism is easy to find especially if you love Vintage or Shabby Chic. There's plenty of fabulous interior design blogs dedicated to this peaceful, romantic look.

Shabbyfufu is well worth a visit if you need a nudge in the right direction or a little eye candy to set you on the right path.

Rustic beach style shelf unit with light blue and cream accessories

Image source: Shabbyfufu

Vintage and Shabby Chic doesn't have to be complicated just as long as you add a little love in each of your rooms the feelings will be carried through your home effortlessly.

When the sun doesn't shine eating indoors can still be romantic, just add a grouping of candles to your table.

The style is carried outdoors via painted chairs and Vintage inspired garden items to hold plants and Shabby Chic accessories.

Rustic and distress cream sloping outdoor shevles for plants

After an afternoon in the garden a long soak in the bath is just what the doctor ordered.

Rustic shabby chic white bathtub in a cream bathroom

Fresh flowers are the ideal Summer home accessory.

Add a touch of romance via hand-crafted throws in living area and bedrooms.

Men have caves and women have garden sheds which have been lovingly transformed into Summer houses.

Shabby chic summer house with which chair and nice garden table and chair

This post was inspired by a Shabbyfufu post entitled 'Beach House Blues'

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