I just finished painting my apartment various shades of gray, but these peeks make me want to head back to the paint store to play with the whites. If our sneak peeks are any indication, white seems to be a favorite choice for artists and designers, either as a backdrop for art and design work or because it provides a nice break if you look at patterns all day. When it comes to brightening up a space, Scandinavians know what they’re doing, and with daylight savings time rapidly approaching (it’s next weekend for those of us in the US), it might be time to consider adding a fresh coat of white paint! — Amy A.
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Image above: White in Chad Maltby and Heather McDonald’s Brooklyn home.
Image above: Alissa and Ryan’s living room is not only a place for the couple to relax but, when necessary, to hold conferences when they meet with clients. (Note: Don’t miss Simply Color: Alissa and Ryan.)
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Image above: A bright red Autoban chandelier in Annie Coggan’s Starksville, Mississippi, living room. The home is a laboratory for Annie’s furniture designs and the white walls are the perfect backdrop for her colorful pieces.
Image above: Jason and Maggie spend their evenings relaxing in their living room. The shelving unit is one of Jason’s many furniture designs; it’s made of pipe fittings and reclaimed Douglas-fir beams.
Image above: Brooklyn-based graphic designer Jill Malek creates gorgeous wallpaper and textile patterns but she keeps her living room serene and calm.
Image above: A bright sofa in Leslie Siegel’s Brooklyn home adds a pop of color.
Image above: White walls and a white ceiling contrast nicely with the dark floors in Lynda Gardner’s Melbourne, Australia, home.
Image above: Emma and James frequently use the fireplace in their London home to warm up the house!
Image above: Amazing vintage sofa in Teresa Grow’s LA home.
Image above: Designer Cathy Gedda Westrell’s Swedish background means she understands the impact of white!
Image above: The white in Emma Cassi’s London home allows the space to pull double duty as a photography studio. (Note: If you like this color pallet, check out Simply Color: Emma Cassi.)
Image above: The green accents in Birdie of Dear Ada’s living room tie the space to the trees outside.
Image above: The white in Fitzhugh and Lyndsay’s living room highlights the beautiful ceiling beams. Fitzhugh made the wood sculpture above the fireplace and Lyndsay found the daybed at a salvage yard.
Image above: Living room in Portland designed by Jesssica Helgerson.
Image above: To make the best use of the space in Kim Cornelison’s 750-sq. ft. Minneapolis home, everything has a dual function. On the other side of the living room is a desk and during the day the room becomes her office space!
Image above: Lots of white in Jill Crawford’s 1956 LA home.
Image above: Mike Perry and Anna Wolf carefully collected all of the elements in their white Brooklyn living room.