Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Beautiful White Rooms & White Wednesday

It's time for White Wednesday again, and I have some beautiful white rooms to show you today... are at least they are to me.... I know I'm drooling over them!!! Hope you will be too!!!

This is one of my favorite pictures... When we had our home built about 13 years ago, we wanted all white walls, well for a while now I've wanted to paint everything a soft gold... so glad I only had the Dinning room painted a soft gold, next I wanted everything painted a creamy off white "you know the wonderful color I'm talking about" well now the more I look at pictures like these where everything is stark WHITE ... and all the furniture is white I'm really going towards that look now! I did have the wall going upstairs painted creams with a touch of gold and tans and I love it, and will never change it!
I do have a lot of creamy white furniture, so I want have to do a lot of furniture buying!
Love the wonderful French settee and the rug!!!

This is the color of all the walls in our home, and oh how I'm liking the white on white... I love the white statue against my white walls!
Now here's the wonderful creamy whites, which one day I will probably have my walls painted this color... but for now since my walls are already a stark white I will just leave them a while longer, and try to furnish with mostly whites,
Another gorgeous room with the creams and whites mixed!
This is our stairway wall.... I LOVE the way the paint job turned out on this.... and will never change it! I know my taste changes all the time, but I just know that I will never tire of creamy whites, stark whites, and the color of my stairway wall! I wish my picture was better, the paint job on this wall looks like it was painted over a 100 years ago.... and that's the look I was going for! Hope you enjoyed my white shares for this week!!! Be sure to go over and visit with our gracious hostess Katleen http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/ and all the other participants!
pictures 1,2,3,&4 Romantic Homes mag.
pictures 6,&7 Victoria mag.

36 comments:

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

gorgeous pics! love how you painted the stairway with the tan-
looks so old and elegant

Happy WW
Karen

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Daphne ~
I love love whites and creams ~
Just like Laurie's shop actually :)
Your wall going up the stairs is
beautiful !

xoxo
Lori

Pam said...

You are so right, your stairway wall is gorgeous. And the mirror is pretty awesome also.

Bohemian said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... those White rooms are magnificent! Though I adore the all shades of White look and gravitate to it on paper... in real life it just would not work for me. #1 Men in the house #2 Kids in the house #3 Pets in the house #4 I love color so much that slowly it would start creeping back in #5 Live in a dusty Desert environment #6 Laid back Housekeeper, it seems like it would be a LOT of work to try to keep it that way and all the dirt would show and be SO depressing! *wink* I don't know how the folks who pull off the all White look keep their Homes looking so sparkling and pure White all the time?!?

But I can live vicariously thru those who do manage to create such a beautiful serene White environment! *LOL*

Dawn... The Bohemian

sissie said...

White rooms are so dreamy. I think that I have always been a little ahead of my time. I have always wanted a white room before white had become chic!
I love your stairway wall. It reminds me of a lovely chateau with marble walls.

hugs
Sissie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh i'm drooling as well. these are all SO gorgeous! Happy WW and TFS!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Those rooms are just soooooo dreamy!! I'm wanting to take down the wallpaper in our main bathroom and paint the walls either an off-white or a creamy white, as the wainscotting is more of a stark white ~ it should be a FUN job, right, lol :) Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos with us, and your staircase wall is lovely :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Blue Creek Home said...

Yummy pictures! I love the mix of several shades of creams and whites. That first photo is just breathtaking - now I wonder if I need to paint my bedcrown a creamy white...are we ever satisfied???
Love your stair wall. They did a great job. That's what I spent 15 years doing professionally. Decided I better hang up my ladder and stay off 20' scaffolding while I was still ahead.
Rhonda

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful inspirations with us! Love the look of white on white, in any shade! Your hallway is an absolute work of art! Breath~taking!

Happy WW!
Hugs!
Lori

Donnie said...

What lovely romantic photos.

Kate said...

Love Love everything Daphne, how utterly gorgeous! Thank you sharing such an inspiring post! Have a wonderful week and Happy WW!

xo
Kate

Susan said...

Don't you just love those pics from the mags? I held onto my mag copies and still drool over them. Your walls look terrific and I love your statue and sconce - gorgeous!

Theresa said...

Beautiful! I am inches away from grabbing a paintbrush and getting started on 3 rooms in the house that need to be done. funny thing is my hubby is the one to suggest painting them white! I can't wait to get started, but first I need to get a few projects finished that I am in the middle of. Thanks for the inspiration, Theresa xoxo

Shirley said...

Hi Daphne, I enjoyed your post. The only white walls I have is my living room is an off white and that is the only room that has been left that way. My kitchen dining room is a bright yellow. Bright enough at night you wonder if you left a light on. Some day I will have some of the things like I want, but for the present time I will leave a lone to make my other half happy. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Great images, and oh how I love that little statue!!!

missshawna said...

Oh, how I love it all. I don't think you can ever go wrong with all of the creams and whites. Your space looks amazing...I'm following you so keep up the good work!
Hugs,
ShawNa

A Cottage Muse said...

Sigh....great photos! So many wonderful details to soak in!

Happy WW!

trash talk said...

Your walls are beautiful and provide the perfect back drop to your collections of pretties. Love, love, triple love the stairway wall.
Debbie

Bead and Needle said...

I love the stairway, as well - it's perfect, and the mirror is to die for - great job, girl! Happy White Wednesday - Tanya

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Daphne,
I love the photos you chose today, so amazing...all of them. The one with the bed & those lace panels dropped over it. OH MY!!!! And that settee, I've been looking for one for over a year now. Finding one under 500. is hard. I've had creamy walls for a few years now & just recently I redid our bedroom & painted the walls a tan color to highlight all my whites. I really love the look, although looking at your inspiration leaves me second guessing. I guess we can't go wrong tho as long as it's what we love!
Lisa
PS Will you be in Canton Thur? Lori & I are coming.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Dreamy post, that mirror makes me weak in the knees!

stefanie said...

oooooo, gorgeous!!!!

Rebecca said...

Hi Daphne
Loved the pictures today!!! That settee is fabulous along with everything else, plus those windows!!!
Your wall is gorgeous and with the mirror it is perfect.
Blessings today
RE

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Beautiful pictures!

Candylei said...

You were right about the pictures they are fabulous! I had to laugh when you mentioned about wanting to change your wall colors often. That is so like the rest of us. The Europeans have such talent for white on white and that is where we're leaning. My husband just doesn't know it yet.
Love your purses!
Candylei

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh what creamy, dreamy pictures. Love the stairwell wall.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I LOVE that wall! And how funny...I think I have most, if not all, of the same photos in my inspiration file. Birds of a feather...

Happy WW,
Judy

time worn interiors said...

wow! those are some lovely rooms!
Theresa
aka:tot

Gypsy Brocante said...

Classic white and cream, always a fav of mine! The stairway wall looks fantastic ... a KEEPER!!
xo
Jill

Tete said...

I love all the photos and I have never been able to have that much discipline ever! I also live in a home full of guys and I am out voted all the time on things.
Our home is 16 years old and we went 14 with all white walls, but I could never just buy white things. I love all colors! Except orange. Hahaha.
I love your stair wall. I don't think I would ever change that out.
Good luck on your tranformation into the creamy whites.
Hugs- Tete

Home and Heart said...

Just beautiful!! I am going to the all white look as well.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I could just move in each and every one of those rooms. White is so calming!!! Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

Miss Gracie's House said...

I just love the whites...all of them...so simple and peaceful!
Rene

Self Sagacity said...

I want them all! Those are just my cup of tea. Made me want to jump in the photos.

Pamela said...

love your stairway walls Daphne!
All the photos are gorgeous!
Pamela xo

The Gilded Cherub said...

Daphne,
Everything is beautiful!!! I think we have the same taste!! I just love that mirror with the picture going up the stairs.. and your walls they are just wonderful, did you do this yourself? I just love everything you do, you have fantastic taste.

Lorene