A little CHIC HOME blog history:


Founded in 2004 :

Shabby Rose Cottage Blog Shot


name and site  refresh

end of 2005

new name, new design passion


new domain. new logo, all things chic


Opened the first CHIC HOME online boutique


Health and Family Hiatus
Life Happens

and here we are.

Grand Re-launch Jan. 2019

Hello, my name is Sandra Shepard. I am a designer, home decorator and blogger in Southern California. You can read more about me personally in my bio.

I have used my mad diy skills to create my own unique chic style in over 18 of my own homes and to sell my made, restyled and restored vintage furniture and home decor.

If you love beautiful rooms, design inspiration, decorating and doing things yourself you are going to feel right at home here!

Creative Home and Living

Creative style is my forté. I have come up with many inexpensive ways to get a high end look without sacrificing on style, quality or budget that I can't wait to share!

I prefer quality over quantity even if it means I have to restore it myself. 

I am always learning how to do new things that I can share with you along the way. 

Everything I do is done with love.

I'll be sharing beautiful rooms, design inspiration, favorite finds, decorating ideas and do it yourself tutorials about everything I am doing in my home weekly and we will get to know each other along the way.

I hope my projects and ideas help you to live and decorate in your own unique chic style but I love sharing even more...so if you have photos, decorating projects, or diys you would like to share with me or would like me to try I would love to hear about them!

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Comments and questions are welcome and I thank you so much for coming!


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