All White: Timeless or Trendy?
July 27, 2010
I’ll be the first to stand up and plead guilty to a love of decorating with white.
I’ll spray paint just about anything white that’s standing still.
I’ve noticed that for the last several years, all white rooms are popping up more and more in design.
White spaces have an ethereal and dreamlike quality . . .
. . . so crisp, clean, and bright.
Romantic and lovely.
But I often wonder . . .
even though white spaces are pretty . . .
Are they practical ?
Do children really live here?
I’ve heard several moms swear by white slipcovers and bleach.
I do believe the key to pulling it off is to provide varying textures.
And dark floors do help ground a space dominated by white.
. . . or a dark piece of furniture for contrast.
. . . better still, dark floors and pops of color.
. . . something, somewhere for your eye to focus, and rest.
. . . even if it’s just a simple throw and some greenery.
I like to see a touch of color on the walls . . .
. . . or at a minimum, some patterned fabric to add interest.
I do believe the white kitchen will be around for awhile.
Are you a fan of space dominated by white ?
Could you live in a room void of color ?
All white rooms. Are they timeless, or trendy ?
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