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Sep 25, 2012

Playing with white

I remember my pre-blogging days when I fulfilled my brain's daily needs for decor and color 
by watching the shows on the Home & Garden channel. 

I was addicted, even when I allowed myself to feel that my home was somehow 
uncool for having white walls. The message was "color, color, color!"
 I remember designers even sometimes making fun of homeowners for not feeling the need for color. 
 Then, and thank goodness for us, we started visiting blogs that featured homes from all over the world. 

I discovered my love for French Country and Tuscan styles as well as 
(who knew?) Gustavian and Nordic. 
 I started to see, like many of you, that white walls were not only acceptable 
but also beautiful and that they offered a new view on what chic and fresh can be. 
 They gave me the validation I was secretly looking for. 

 I find the rooms in this Scandinavian home absolutely inviting, 
with an air of elegance that seems to happen naturally. 
I love the subtle touches of blue.

Only the walls in this last room are painted blue
(and let me say, what a beautiful shade of blue that is...very Gustavian!)

I adore the wood floors, white or natural. Very lovely, wouldn't you say?

So...for favor of white, not at all, or somewhere in between?


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  1. Wonderful images Silvia!!
    I love them all!

    2012 Artists Series

  2. Good morning beautiful!

    There some things that can withstand the trends, and for ME, white and gray and blue are classics!!! Your post is as fresh as the morning my friend, SO LOVELY! I can hear my husband's anxious feet romping around the house, wanting to go for a walk....I best go! LOVE! Anita

  3. Just my style - makes my jaws drop.... adorable... Christa

  4. White can be so dreamy but I do love it with blue as well. Fiona

  5. Hola Silvia! yo tbn,antes de descubrir los blogs de decoración era fan de los programas de tv.Y que belleza el ultimo cuarto con las paredes en azul!

  6. I have 3 white walls in my house... that was very monumental for me. LOL! Of course, the accent wall is black, then it looks as if a crayon box exploded... then exploded again.

    Just to off-set the white walls, you know?

    The cobalt blue is GORGEOUS!!!


  7. que fotos tan bonitas!!! me encanta tu blog!! un beso.