Leanne Ford pared back design to just the essentials for a clean, crisp look and easier living. For a full white look, she also opted for blonde wood flooring.
Going for a full-on renovation? Consider adding a living room area with an entertainment center, like this one, to your checklist. Because basements are often unfinished and not yet drywalled, you can run audio/visual equipment for less than you’d expect, then add seamless built-in storage around it.
“This house is a collection of things we love,” says designer and homeowner Jennifer Vaughn Miller. “Every piece has a story.” The biggest lesson being that vintage furniture and decor is practically made for shabby chic enthusiasts, but antique beds can be a little trickier to work with (they tend to run on the smaller side, for example). So when it comes to decorating a shabby chic bedroom, opt for a contemporary but vintage-inspired bed frame, like this wrought-iron one. It complements the vaulted ceiling while the full, frilly bedskirt warms everything up.