I love everything Shabby Chic. To me this style just feels so perfect - clean, fresh, unpretentious and feminine. It is also, surprisingly, easy to care for even though the total look is all white! The finishes are anything but perfect and added dings and imperfections simply add to the patina and overall look, making mishaps just additional charm.
Rachel Ashwell is the founder of shabby chic from back in 1989 (yes, this style is over 20 years old and it is still perfect). Check out the heritage of her style on her site.
Give me anything white and add a few dings and I'm a happy girl! :)