Have you noticed how every season, the fashion world proclaims purple, pink, navy or brown to be the New Black?
Well, guess what? No one ever claims some other color is the New White.
White is classic -- in your wardrobe, in the garden or especially, in a waterside cottage or a home that feels as carefree as one!
Last Sunday, I promised to talk about WHITE LIGHTENING. No, it’s not a typo. My subject is lightening up your home with White.
I don’t know about you, but last Sunday seems like months ago to me. Last Sunday was before the trials and tribulations getting to and from Tampa, before the serious storms that messed up my internet service and before I had only one chapter left to finish The Book.
Anyhow, White looks its most serene when used lavishly.
All white rooms can look Elegant....
Or Beachy …
Even if you aren’t the sort to live in an all-white home or room, adding a white bed canopy or slipcovers or changing to white sheer drapes can take you a long way toward a year-round summer decor.
Before whitewashing your home, study up on White. The type of white you choose determines if the room looks like a warm country cottage...
Or a tranquil contemporary space.
Tinted whites that change subtly during the day are another luscious options. Choose a peachy white for a flattering bedroom, a blue white for a dreamy sitting area.
PHOTO CREDITS: Dining Room: Shop of Four Sisters by Dan Mayers. Butterfly & Madonna Lily by Blogger, Living Room: home of Carol Lindes by Dan Mayers. Romantic Bedroom: Shop of Four Sisters by Dan Mayers. Living Room: home of Joni Berg by Dan Mayers. Canopied Bed: home of Claudia Martin by Dan Mayers. Porch: home of Victoria Martin Smith by Dan Mayers.
Bath: home of Joni Berg by Dan Mayers. Le Grand Cafe: home of Fabulous Fifi by Blogger.
*** BLOG DU JOUR ***
A visit to the beach seems fitting for Labor Day. Louise lives on Cape Cod and her blog -- Beachy's Cape Cod Cupboard --talks about everything from whale watching to light houses to creative crafting. Enjoy!