Sunday, January 23, 2011

You're so bold with your white walls!

My mother is making me a quilt for my 40th birthday and I've been trying to figure out what to do with my master bedroom, which currently has cocoa brown Venetian Plaster on the walls and Olive Green and Burgundy bedding. (ugh, so not 'me'. Twas a " Marital Compromise" , no longer an issue).
So, I have this amazing quilt coming my way that is being made out of 11 or 12 different, white, red and aqua with a bit of pale lime green. Can't wait to see it!
I found bedding to coordinate with it at TJ Maxx that is black and white piped in lime. It's very similar to the bedding shown above.
So now the big question is...what to do with the walls...and I'm thinking.....white.

Yes I am.

Last weekend, Mike and I lightly remodeled my master bathroom. Poor Mike. Not only has he put up with the 'downtown Baghdad' themed bathroom for the last 16 months...he also was the one to figure out that the wiring in the bathroom was shot. (Even the lighting was keeping with the deconstructed theme!) The photo above is very similar to what we have going on now. I don't have black and white on the floor, and I have a vanity,not a pedestal...( 'cause this girl has got to do her face in the mornings! ) But we do have icey blue walls, white tile going up the walls, chrome fixtures and a simple pivoting mirror. I'm in love with my bathroom, I can hardly believe the transformation! I am loving all that absence of color and chaos!

As a decorative artist, I don't do a lot of white rooms. I'm starting to think that my home should be a place for my eyes to rest though and I'm really starting to dig this idea.
All of the photos from this posting are courtesy of House Beautiful .com are a few more examples of how bold white can be.


  1. The last room is Jonathan HERO!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM!!!!

  2. My mother informed me today that my quilt has 18!!! different fabrics in it. Sweet!!!!