Rather interesting concept "Shabby Chic"
Does it have to do with Eccentricity? We know that the Eccentrics do not care about what is in fashion, rules, criticism, money or time which are all of little concern for them. Their mind has a creative impulse as well as an uconforming attitude. Sometimes definitely serious Eccentricity and sometimes making the best of what you had/have - when there were no money to repair,restore or to replace.
Still - Interior Decoration is one of life's greatest creative pleasures.