The trouble (and beauty) with white…

White living room with briliant green trees
Cheery glossy yellow cane mirror

Cheery glossy yellow cane mirror, via Redmond Aldrich Design

I love white walls. The rooms can be sooooo versatile.

Our new living room sneak peek new home 2008

Our new living room sneak peek 2008

The trouble with white-white walls?

Having cream wall to wall carpet. Doesn’t really go, does it? (Thinking about paint for the living room of our new house.) We can’t afford to get rid of the carpets and frankly, Melbourne weather calls for it… anything to insulate in the heat!

But I do love white walls… and for some eye candy:
I chose these ones also to show how different white rooms can feel…

The beauty with white-white walls?

Home of Anna Spiro of Absolutely Beautiful Things.

Home of Anna Spiro of Absolutely Beautiful Things.

White living room with pop art Monroe

White living room with pop art Monroe

White living room with happy coloured cushions

White living room with happy coloured cushions

Large picture of pebbles in a white living room

Large picture of pebbles in a white living room via Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler

White living room with briliant green trees

White living room with briliant green trees

Collection of vintage empty frames on a white, tall wall, via Louisa Grey from Loop Management

Collection of vintage empty frames on a white, tall wall, via Louisa Grey from Loop Management

Light blue chairs in white room with pink accents, via Elle Decor

Light blue chairs in white room with pink accents, via Elle Decor

Beautiful white living room with yellows, blues and greans

Beautiful white living room with yellows, blues and greans

Bright furnishings enliven things up while black rug ground this white living room

Bright furnishings enliven things up while black rug ground this white living room

Gilt ornate mirror above a fireplace in a while room with deep pink accents, via Kelley Proxmire

Gilt ornate mirror above a fireplace in a while room with deep pink accents, via Kelley Proxmire

Funky colourful space in an all white living room + kitchen shot

Funky colourful space in an all white living room + kitchen shot

Venetian mirror in a white living room, via Whitney Stewart

Venetian mirror in a white living room, via Whitney Stewart

Neutrals, woods and creams turn this white living room into a serene space

Neutrals, woods and creams turn this white living room into a serene space

white and black in an all white living room, via Homes and Gardens

white and black in an all white living room, via Homes and Gardens

All white living room with small pops of blue and red, via Living Etc

All white living room with small pops of blue and red, via Living Etc

French provincial look to this all white space with white floorboards

French provincial look to this all white space with white floorboards

I had thought and discussed dark chocolate walls for this space… But I am seriously thinking pristine white now…

15 July 2008

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    la la Lovely

    7 July 2008

    I love the all white…. so easy to change things up and it is just so clean and pretty.

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    Kristin

    8 July 2008

    What about a few area rugs to off set the floor color and white walls?

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    Monkey

    8 July 2008

    Wow the twelfth picture rocks my world…all that shiny white with the pops of orange, pink and green!! Makes me want to lick my screen. just kidding…sort of! :)I say go in debt just a tiny little bit to rip the carpet out…it’s so worth it…then put the flooring of your choice down with a few rugs. I’m going to attempt to paint and poly over some cheap fugly linoleum in my laundry room. I’m excited, because even if it doesn’t turn out…I didn’t lose anything but a little paint and time!

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    Ashley L.

    10 July 2008

    beautiful pictures! remember rugs can make all the difference!

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    At Home Redesigns

    12 July 2008

    Beautiful! So much versatility in white walls. Love your blog. I’m adding you to my blogroll.

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    19 July 2008

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