Shabby Chic is a Vintage inspired style, quite feminine, soft and delicate.
The traditional look incorporates design elements from a variety of centuries creating a family friendly feel, yet elegant at the same time.
Colour schemes are warm, rich colours, using dark wood, and variety of textures. Decor can have a elaborate feel and texture, using a variety of ornaments. Window coverings are generally curtains with sheers/voile, or elegant swags and tails.
In Australia there is different traditional styles depending which state you live in. Fusing bold accent colours with neutral walls creates a warm and inviting space that also feels dignified. Choose finishes that range from dark, stained flooring and surfaces to painted, grazed and sanded finishes that stimulate or account for years of use.
Be light on with ornamentation to keep the focus on simplicity and the sophistication of the design.