I have used that expression for years. I can't remember where it came from but it always summoned images of luxury with a distressed Miss Haversham kind of feel. This is much more opulent than shabby chic and also not so vintage. Funnily enough, I've unintentionally taken the words out of Harlequins mouth when they describe the Leonida range on their website. Pop over and visit here.
If I were to point you in the direction of our colour scheme I would be pulling out the samples and showing you these lovelies!
Until next time! Laura xx