I hear this alot..
I like the white, but my home is just not shabby chic, it's more country...
Your home don't have to be shabby chic to have a piece of white furniture,
point taken in photo above.
I took a hutch painted it white and distressed it, it looks very much like a shabby chic piece, then I took out the glass added chicken wire and some early American home furnishings like a coffee grinder, old kitchen scales, flour swifter.
Now thats very country or cottage....
Some times all you have to do is change up your small furnishings to change your style.
Ok ladys you may know what I'm talking about if I put it this way.
you can wear jeans with a sweatshirt and sneakers or
you can dress up the same pair of jeans
with heals a nice white shirt and a fab jacket top it off with
some bling and your ready for a night out.
The same goes for your home, just think of your furniture as your jeans.