Shabbilicious Sunday with Chateau Chic

Welcome to Shabbilicious Sunday!!

Today, Mary Alice of Chateau Chic has opened the doors of her 1850’s cottage so we can take a wander around. As we meander through her cottage rooms, be sure to check out all her fabulous collections, which include everything vintage French, white ironstone, vintage mirrors, French prints, and architectural pieces.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Back in November last year, Mary Alice and her hubby embarked on a new adventure that involved selling their home and relocating out of Virginia (US). To make their transition a bit easier, they decided to rent for a year…moving from a 3700 square foot home to a 1300 square foot cottage.

As these images will show, Mary Alice has managed to create a beautiful cottage filled with simple vintage style and an emphasis on French, which she is renowned for.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

When Mary Alice stepped foot into the sunroom of this house, which was originally a barn built in 1850, she knew she was "home."

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

With a new to them, old cottage to fill with gorgeousness, Mary Alice set about finding new places for her collections and creating a home.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

She has a love of vintage mirrors and uses them extensively throughout her home. Their worn vintage frames and wonderfully aged mirrors add so much charm to her decorating.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Downsizing can have unforeseen challenges, especially when there isn’t a lot of cupboard space in a small kitchen. Mary Alice overcame this by using a tall open shelf for storing dishes and serving pieces that she uses every day.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

From the kitchen we step into the dining room…

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

and on to the living room….

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Asked if she had a favourite piece of furniture, Mary Alice said it was hard to choose just one piece, but if she had to, it would be her vintage living room mantel.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Asked for advise on decorating, Mary Alice says “I agree with the advice of staying true to oneself. Stick with colors and styles that you love, and you’ll never go wrong because there is no such thing as wrong when it comes to decorating our own homes”.

 

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

 

Mary Alice loves hunting for unusual and fabulous vintage finds and it is these very pieces that set her home apart from others. Her blog Chateau Chic is definitely one worth following.

You can connect with Mary Alice on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

 

Get the look: Mary Alice has achieved her gorgeous vintage French décor look using carefully selected vintage finds, mixed with French accent pieces. Thrift, antique and online stores offer a variety of eclectic pieces that you can mix and match to create your own cottage style.

An easy way to start, is to tuck pretty décor items in amongst your existing pieces. For your convenience, I’ve given some examples below with affiliate links.

Shabbilicious Sunday featuring Chateau Chic. Weekly series by Shabby Art Boutique that features beautiful homes that embrace vintage, cottage and shabby chic decorating.

1. Chateau Mirror 2. 6” Pewter clock, 3. French Perle Pitcher 4.French rabbit & grainsack pillow   5. French Accents book by Anita Joyce  

 

 

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Hugs ~ Kerryanne

 

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness this little house is beautiful. I would choose a home like that over a mansion anytime. Every little thing is just perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mary Alice could turn any home into a dream! Love her style and her little cottage is just darling. Thanks for the tour, Kerryanne!

  3. Thank you SO MUCH, Kerryanne, for this amazing feature!! Your very lovely comments throughout mean the world to me.
    You’re the best,
    Mary Alice

  4. What a beautiful home! Thank you so much Mary Alice for allowing us to have a glimpse into your private spaces. And thank you Kerryanne for bringing it to us on your lovely blog.

  5. what a stunning home I want to live there tell her I can be her new roommate.what beautiful colors and patterns.Love Susie

  6. JaneEllen says:

    Ok hold on for a bit while my old heart slows it’s crazy thumping. How do I love her cozy incredible home, she has special touch for sure. Had to print out some of pages so I can do some changing in my own home next few days. Will need to do some digging for pieces to attempt to make an arrangement or two similar to hers.
    Have been wanting to change gallery wall so will by emulating hers in my own way, have milk glass pieces think will work just lovely only will mount them on back board first for small difference. Am excited to get started on the morrow.
    Oh how you stimulate this old brain KerryAnne. So glad you shared all you have so graciously, thank you. Can see myself slowly moving towards different style and look but still be my own.
    Just remembered, have a big open frame out in shed, will do some work on it so can hang milk glass pieces inside frame on wall. Also have white wicker mirror to hang close by. See what you started? Ok gotta go, get shower, to bed, so can start in a.m. Hope hubs wants to get up earlier in a.m., lol
    Have wonderful week

  7. Mary Alice always charms with her beauty. She really has an eye and gift for home styling and design. Lovely feature.

    • Thank you sweet Kerrie. Mary Alice definitely has an enviable style and is much loved by everyone. Thanks for popping over for her home tour on Shabbilicious Sunday 🙂

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