1.12.2011

Whiteout

I have always been intrigued by white interiors. I like how clean and fresh a white interior looks and how you can add a pop of color here and there and pretty much go with whatever style you like. It is a nice clean slate to start with. Have you ever had white furniture before? Would you recommend it? Or does it show dirt and wear too much? I would love to hear what you have to say!


















Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-9

31 comments:

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Gorgeous rooms. I've always thought I was a bit too clumsy for all white. But looking around my apartment, I do have had a white duvet and white bathroom towels that I've managed to keep sparkling.

Now, a white couch? I may be asking for it ...

Elizabeth Walker said...

I love white furniture. I personally think this is ironic, because I just got my new desk, which is white, put in my room! :) But I do recommend it. To me, it makes a room look better!

Kelly said...

Love the second room!

Abby said...

I like it too, but I'd always be worried about dirt!

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I love white interior for the same reasons you do too. We have white walls in our house and after a decade, they turned gray so I have a feeling furniture would go through the same thing too :(

D. Marie said...

Ive always wanted big white built in bookcases!! I see them all the time on HGTV!!! Love these photos as always! PS I tagged u in a Q&A!

Cornflake said...

I love white walls but not sure I could ever keep a white sofa clean!

Bubbles said...

I personally wouldn't choose a lot of white as it can look dirty very quickly but I agree with what your saying about it look clean, fresh and minimal. Also a touch of colour can do a room wonders.

Indie.Tea said...

How lovely!
I recognize that second pic from the Ikea catalog - it inspired me to buy a bunch of white frames :)

Bela said...

I do have white furniture and I love it! I like to put some color here and there and then everything looks vivid!!
Much love for you, my sweet friend! Bela

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I love the look of each and every space! Hope you're doing well, sweetie :)

Gloria said...

Gorgeous!!!! I have had a love affair with the color white for a long time! I like the flexibility of changing the look of a room by just adding a few accent colors.
I have white furniture covers, and they are not too hard to keep clean...you can throw them in the washer. I did paint my kitchen table and just the top of my coffee table white. They both have been a little more challenging to keep clean due to grandchildren living with us. They seem to do homework and playtime at the table and coffee table! My dining room table is still the wood tone, we hardly ever eat at that table. I should have painted that one white instead. :)
I do have white in our bedroom, that has been very easy to live with.
I hope you are having a happy day! Thanks for the beautiful decorating inspiration!
XOXO
Gloria

Rosie said...

Happy Day dear one...
Oh, I LOVE each and every shade and tone of WHITE and cream.
I have had a creamy white sofa for about four years...and it is the BEST sofa I have ever had. The secret is the fabric...MICROFIBER...is the answer. I have an inside dog and a cat and it looks brand new. I did invest in an upholster/carpet cleaner which I use on it every 4 or 5 months...but it is VERY easy to keep. I am a very fickle decorator...changing my mind constantly. With a white pallet this is so doable.
Hope this note finds you well.
Sending you a warm January HUG.
* * * xoxox (OK,a couple kisses too) * * * Rosie

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

oh I love the white living rooms better. Just imagine a life of sitting on white sofas....

photohogger said...

I have to agree; white just looks so clean and polished! Am a huge fan of built-in cabinets, too!

Erin said...

i recently catered an event in a stunning summer home in the Hamptons: all white everywhere.

i thought about it on the way home.. and realized that until i could afford a live-in maid to constantly follow us --particularly the dog and the baby-- around, white won't do. ;) but it is stunning!

Style Attic said...

I agree with the bright white! I love painted white, but I have never gone all in with white upholstery. I would love to...with an all boy house, that might not be the best thing :)

Krystal said...

I'm so always drawn to white!

Annie said...

We currently have a white couch and while I do love the look of it, it has gotten way too dirty way too quick so I don't think I would do it again.. I am especially loving pic 4 and 5 here. Hope you had a great week and have an even better weekend! ;) xo

thingsIlove said...

I love white too. It brings so much light in the interior. Great!

Valerie said...

I've never owned any white furniture but I think it looks so beautiful and pristine. Maybe one day I'll have a "white room". Hope you have a great weekend!

xo
Valerie

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Friday Poppie Girl! Another week has gone by so fast! Hope you have had a great week!
I still need to respond to your email! I am so excited for your new adventure! How fun :)
I like the look of white in magazines but I think I would get bored! I love color too much, plus it would not stay white for long with my four kids!
Have a great weekend Poppie Girl!
love ya
gi gi

Cornflake said...

Hi Shawna, just a quick msg to say I've moved weblinks. I'm now at http://cornflakesandhoney.blogspot.com/ which unfortunately requires everyone who's following to refollow and update reading lists. Sorry to be a pain :-)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Such wonderful whiteout post!!
Have a happy weekend. xxx

Jennifer said...

I have always loved the look of white in a home. Beautiful!

I hope you're having a wonderful start to the weekend!

Stephanie the PW said...

White can be risky, but I personally LOVE it. I've went with a dark wine/brown/tan color scheme for the past few years, and I'm totally ready to switch over to white, white, and more white! Iffy on the couch/chairs, but I would love to have white bookshelves, curtains, and other accents!

tywo said...

My lovely, how are you?
These photos are beautiful!!!!
I was just telling a co-worker that I'm going to have a white interior someday. There is some beautiful pureness to it. I like it.

The cold weather has become a burden. It is depressing. I do appreciate the beauty of the snow though. I just miss riding my bike, and sitting outside. School resumes in 4 days. I'll be riding my bike to school everyday like I used to. Hopefully, that'll make me happier.

I'm so happy that you found joy in your creativity. That makes me smile. Stay lovely, dear.



LOVE!

Punctuation Mark said...

beautiful interiors!!! hope you're having a nice long weekend!

Miles Of Style said...

i can never resist white living spaces too! everything falls together so easliy and beautifully against a white backdrop! i love that third image with the huge mirror...actually i love all these images you've shared here! :)

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Bela said...

miss...miss.missssss YOU!!!! I dropped by to wish you a lovely week!! Much love, much fun, much sweetness!!! Days filled with JOY is my wish for YOU!!! Love U!! Bela

Diana Mieczan said...

I so agree...White spaces always looks so clean and fresh:)We have a white armchair:) Happy day, darling