11 May 2011

all white is alright by me

I love all white interiors. They are light and airy and seem so relaxing to me. You can create a beach, cottage or vintage style with white. Or even combine all three for a beautiful, comfortable look and feel. Dappling with an all white space, I personally found its all about using texture and different variations of white.


White slipcovered Ektorp Chairs and Sofa from Ikea
White Parsons desk from West Elm
White stump table from West Elm (discontinued)
Silver ball lamps from Pottery Barn (discontinued)
Driftwood Candelabra from Seaside Inspired (used in fireplace)

This was one of my white rooms. I painted the walls a light gray fog color. The contrast with the bright white trim and furnishings was fabulous (if I do say so myself). It was very relaxing. And shouldn't all of our rooms? Our home is our safe place. Our getaway, everyday.

I wish I had a picture of my winter white style. You would see what I mean about texture. I'll share a photo this year - I promise!

Atlanta Bartlett has published some great books on white interiors, including one of my favorites, At Home with White.  


Here are some of my favorite white interior spaces.

Elle Decor

Actress Meg Ryans renovated farm house in Martha's Vineyard.

The Guest Room
This home in Napa Valley, was designed by Erin Martin and was featured in the All White Now issue of Metropolitan Home in 2009 (I miss Met Home).

Metropolitan Home

The home of the Williams Sonoma designer was featured in Elle Decor. I love some of the ways she accessories.


And the blog gods rewarded us with Dreamy Whites. Here are some of my favorites inspirations.





I can't decide which I love more in this living room from Architectural Digest - the ocean view or the all white.


Have a great weekend and I hope you find your weekend includes a  little re-decorating, maybe with some white.



13 comments:

sealaura said...

I love when all white spaces add color with nature, like the water background or with palm plants. Always so nice to stop by and catch your coastal view.

Passionate for White said...

I'm with you....the WHITES have it!

Beachside Cottage said...

Hi---Gorgeous pics!
Linda

michelle said...

These are gorgeous and I agree about using the texture and shades of white. Love them all!!!

beachcomber said...

LOVE it all!
cheryl x

Kirsty said...

These are soo beautiful!

Love of the Sea said...

Beautiful. Especially love your white living room. So pretty.

Budget lighting said...

I love everything. You can never go wrong with whites. :D

Stitchfork said...

Love whites, and even more with a splash of color added here and there!
xo Cathy

vintage coastal decor said...

I like coastal wall art very much.Wall art is a decorative element on the wall that will add value from a two-dimensional objects or three-dimensional objects.:)

Mark Martin said...

Hi! This is really breathtaking. Living in a beach home is really relaxing, luxurious and stress-free. How I wish I could take a chance to live in a beach home someday. Anyway, I am glad to stop by your site and know more about beach homes. Keep it up! This is a good read. You have such an interesting and informative page. I will be looking forward to visit your page again and for your other posts as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about beach homes in your area. Wow!
Beach houses are often associated with beach gardens with a special planting and a particular type of leisure use. One of the most famous twentieth century beach gardens was constructed by Derek Jarman at Dungeness, England. It celebrated local materials, native plants and the openness of the site. Other beach gardens have tried to create an isolated microclimate. Swimming pools are popular in beach gardens. American architect Andrew Geller designed sculptural beach houses in the coastal regions of New England during the 1950s and 60s.
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Anonymous said...

I found this cool little beach décor website called The Coral Crab www.thecoralcrab.com

They specialize in hand hooked beach theme pillows. I ordered from them and received a nice hand written note thanking me for my purchase. Very quaint and very cool. Thought you might enjoy!

Charles D. Estrada said...

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