I've never understood the point of owning stuffy furniture people would be afraid to use. That's why I adore the Shabby Chic sofa by Rachell Ashwell. It's simple and looks like it's extremely comfortable. It even seems a bit worn, which can add a sense of character to a living room. The New York Times covered Ashwell's Shabby Chic style last week (read it here), and she just opened the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture store in New York. I definitely have to pay a visit.