Monday, September 17, 2007
THE WHITE CHOICE
No you’re not seeing double… just double beds! Even though I just featured white rooms, there was so much more I wanted to share that I decided to go ahead and continue the conversation!
When I was growing up my mother’s friends frequently gossiped about a neighbor who had an all-white living room. They assumed her poor little girl was kept locked in her bedroom.
“Who’d want dirty hand prints or peanut butter and jelly stains on the cameo white sofa or snowy carpet?”
Plus, they assumed the neighbor was totally uncreative.
“Why would she use only white when there are so many pretty colors you could decorate with?”
Although I kept my mouth shut, I thought the white living room was blindingly beautiful. And, I knew for a fact that my schoolmate did her homework sitting on the couch.
I remember her once telling me how she’d accidentally gotten crayon marks on the couch. Her mother made her promise to be more careful but didn’t kill her.
While all-white rooms are supremely serene, White-Plus-One schemes let you have your cake and eat it too!
Can’t decide on what color to team up with white? Let nature be your guide.
Step into a flower garden, It’s a no-fail source of color schemes.
DOGWOOD: Green and white always look fresh.
LOTUS: Yellow makes surrounding whites appear warm and cozy.
BLUE SALVIA: Blue and white has a nautical feel.
ROSES: Pink and white whispers romance.
CHERRY BLOSSOMS: Pink, Green and white are ultra feminine.
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For those who still haven’t gotten their fill of wonderful whites, a must-visit site is A Vintage White. If you love antique linens and lace, this is a daily read.