Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Study in White

Passed under the Parisian white limestone archway with it's kaleidoscope of colored glass tiles and cascades of Della Robbia carved flowers while shopping in Paris.

With a Parisian salon feel, Shabby Chic slipcovers and sisal carpet refresh a living room.
White, cream, taupe and pink, so welcoming, Tres` chic.

White and pink with robin's egg blue for accent. The painted blue stair runner balances the contrasts of the formal and informal.
Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors, Shabby Chic, Absolutely Beautiful Things

19 comments:

FrenchBlue said...

I think we might be twins after this post! I adore this!!! Everything about it! Beautiful!
xx's

kathiroussel said...

i love white themed rooms, linen slip covers--- aged beauty, peeling paint.... it all makes me shiver--but not with cold--- just love it!!!

Petit Coterie said...

I have a passion for white and of course linen slip covers. Love your photos.

Joan said...

Such a great post. so pretty in white. I am having a BLOGmance with your lovely blog. Thanks for stopping by mine and commenting on the sack pillow and my white pillows. Come again

katia said...

i love white! this is gorgeous! love it!

Gary Heller said...

This is lovely, Karen. Very feminine and elegant, yet I can still appreciate the spacious feel and overall uplifting air the simple light decor brings.
Your right, that painted blue runner really brings cohesion and balance to the subtle colors in the room

Leanne said...

*sigh*....i'm just another fan of white....it's so beautiful! very nice post. :)

Carol Ann said...

Tres` chic, the white and sofa blue so elegant, wonderful pictures...
Regards, Carol Ann

victoria kloch said...

Lovely....a very soothing feel. I am particularly fond of the minimal palette with a limited dash of soft color. I always enjoy your post. Gorgeous!

whimsicalpam said...

Gorgeous, I love the white! The most challenging thing with white is what colors to use to set it off and where to use them. The pink flowers are the perfect addition:)

janet said...

I love that white look..would like to convince my other half to go for it. So calming ;-)

agnesofgod said...

The white limestone archway is gorgeous- -must have been so nice to see.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments. Was craving the light with all the rain here!

Cathy said...

I love the white with the touch of Robins Egg blue. So clean and fresh. This is my first visit to your blog and it is absolutely lovely.

Nice to meet you.

Cathy

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Beautiful archway. And I love the blue stair runner!

Kelly Aaron Mosaics said...

Something I really love about one of the rooms you feature above; the glossy white ceiling. There was a room featured in a recent Country Living spread with a glossy white ceiling and I just love the way the reflections and light play off of it. I need to break out of my "matte" mode!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I agree Kelly, There are times that a glossy ceiling can be perfect for a room! thanks Cathy and Lisa also for your wonderful comments!

Jeanne Selep said...

Your blog is inspirational.

Kelly - Little French Nest said...

I LOVE these pictures! You have such a gorgeous blog xxx