Decorating With White
The kitchen’s U-shaped layout makes it clear that this is the command center, where the entertaining, cooking, and family gatherings take place. Creamy cabinets, an ivory La Cornue stove, and neutral laminate flooring work together to make this high-traffic zone feel open and uncrowded.
In a small space, the decorating priority should be to keep the eye from being distracted. The easiest solution: Keep the palette cohesive without injecting too many shots of color. In this all-white bathroom, the tub, walls, and tiles create a sense of tranquillity. Even the details—frameless mirror, light and airy window treatments, and freestanding sink—reflect the understated vibe.
Warm and Inviting
When you have intentions of turning a room into an entertaining space, a neutral canvas is a great starting spot. In this dining room, the built-in cabinets, natural exposed paneling, and white linoleum flooring make the perfect platform to build upon. Add instant charm around the long dining table with Queen Anne upholstered dining chairs in an antique white finish. For an unexpected touch, hang a modern pendant overhead.
Sunny Screened-in Porch
A casual sunroom achieves the best of both worlds: the lightness and freedom of being outdoors and the comforts of being inside. Whitewashed floors, ivory beadboard, and patio furniture set the laid-back tone. Slipcovered cushions can be easily swapped in and out to update the space each season.
Sleek and Simple
Crisp white cabinetry gives this kitchen a timeless appeal. The wood flooring and polished nickel hardware inject warmth into the space and keep it from feeling sterile.
Let a focal-point architectural detail like a beautiful bay window inspire decorating decisions. A white cotton fabric sofa and glass table will complement–not compete with–the light and energy projecting from the window. To accentuate the room’s height and make it feel even more spacious, hang long white drapes as close to the ceiling as possible. Work in textures to warm up an all-white nook: Toss on pillows with subtle designs; layer an area rug in a muted tone over the wall-to-wall carpeting.
Serene Sitting Area
Sometimes taking a minimalist approach to decorating is all a room needs to create the right amount of warmth. The white-washed floorboards and matte ivory walls might seem intimidating until you introduce the right key pieces. Here, the low, sink-in armchairs with button-tufted backs and intricately carved mahogany legs add just the precise amount of stylish sensibility.
The beauty in this bathroom is its natural simplicity. Begin by keeping the basics classic: creamy vanilla walls, French-white cabinets, simple glass tiles. Then add textures in neutral tones, like marble countertops in a warm shade of honey, sleek oil-rubbed bronze pulls, and woven wood Roman shades.
Carving a corner of a room into a work space without having it feel forced can be tricky. The washed-wood floors and unfinished walls call for simple design choices. Selecting an antique-white finish for the sleek desk and chair allows the furniture to blend with the existing foundation. The floral floor-length drapes, polka-dot trash can, and patterned desk accessories lend personality.