Thursday, October 25, 2012

making white look cozy...


Did you join the popular 'white' bandwagon?
 I jumped on big time and painted my living room, dining room, kitchen and family room,
to go with my neutral light furniture.
I loved the clean, light, bright and crisp look for spring and summer,
 but want to transition to warm, cozy, comfortable and cuddly for winter.

I analyzed warm white rooms and came up with these common denominators
to achieve the look:

* texture * throws * firewood * baskets * leather *
* gold accents * patina *
* burlap * antiques * woven shades * dark furniture * 
* cushy pillows * warm lighting *

 neutrals add texture justine taylor myidealhome
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Matthew White's living room  Author Italy of my Dreams


Aidan Gray

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lori tippins interiors

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 What's your favorite way to cozy up your space for the winter?

Happy weekend, friends!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my little space in the
blogosphere and leaving your kind comments, you're the BEST! 



26 comments:

Savita said...

Thanks for this great share. This site is a fantastic resource. Keep up the great work here at Sprint Connection!

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My Crafty Home Life said...

I haven't gone white yet, but I am planning on it real soon.

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

The only place I've gone white is my bedroom but it's still a work in progress. Isn't everything?
My favorite by the way is that first photo.
Enjoy your weekend Pam!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I am bookmarking this post - thank you for rounding up all these photos. This is JUST what I am going for - WARM and cozy AND light and bright. Great inspiration images!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend!

The enchanted home said...

You picked some winners. Always drawn to white and with the right amount of wood, and texture, it can feel incredibly cozy as you showed so beautifully here!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that entry with the x base table...... YUMMY.

Amanda said...

I love all white spaces with lots of texture. Love all your inspiration photos you shared!
Have a great weekend!

Dana Frieling said...

Heard you guys had lots of snow already. So inspiring to get your cozy on! Hope you're planning on sharing your special touches.

Donnamae said...

Those are warm, and beautiful cozy rooms. Second from last is my favorite. Do you have one? ;)

SHF said...

I absolutely adore all of these spaces - the top one is my favourite! Texture definitely goes a long way in changing the feel of a room!

SHF
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Leslie said...

Gorgeous Pam! I huge white fan myself.. your ideas for creating cozy rooms are perfect. I'm loving this new trend towards burlap and lots of linen.

Have a nice weekend.

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

I love all these rooms. Pam you always share such great inspiration. These hit home b/c these are the colors we have been changing our famil room, breakfast, and kitchen too w/ a splash of grey.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh I may decide to go all white one of these days ;) LOL! I'm really loving the swedish look in furniture. I would love to pull my living room together this year in a look I love and am not constantly wanting something changed. I will always change around my decor but I'd like to get this furniture thing figured out :)

Nancy said...

In front of a fire, for sure. I love the whites, and especially love the way you have used them in your home, with lots of contrast and warmth.
Have a great weekend, and fun on Saturday!
xoxo Nancy
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Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I am a fan of color but I do appreciate, more and more, the effects of white. It is definitely a must in any space in order to lighten things up and add balance. I have some white accessories and have been trying to add more warm white lighting. Great inspiration!

Cristina Garay said...

I love them all! Beautiful inspiration I need to pin!

Calypso In The Country said...

Great collection of beautiful photos! I find myself wanting to lighten up a lot too. Have a great weekend!
-Shelley

Holly said...

I love candles and I plan on getting a new throw or two at some point as well. I'd really like to splurge on something nice, but I've also put the bug in a certain someone's ear as well in case they're looking for any gift ideas.

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

I have always loved white and find it can be warmed up with layers, textures and a touch of color.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Can't go with white walls...house is fairly new, 2 years and we had all the wall painted SW/Silver Strand, all the woodwork and built ins are white! Love it...most of my furniture is upholstered in whites, black with gold accents. It all gives a soothing feel and works in all seasons.

Danielle said...

Ooooh, I love white and love these images you selected to showcase it. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Danielle x

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Gorgeous collection of photos Pam, I particularly like the Aidan Gray fireplace, great for a crisp autumnal night with a crackling fire!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

My kind of rooms. Love white, you can change your look anytime with pillows.

Sheila @sZinteriors said...

I love the look, especially with the warmth of gold, burlap, and wood... But I haven't made any changes to my home yet. So, I'll just keep pinning the inspiration until then! Great photos, and your list is really helpful for things to think about :-)

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I think you nailed it. Your inspiration makes me want to paint every room in my house white now!

SHERRY HART said...

Of course I love white! And all of those images are so warm....loaded with texture which is definitely the key!

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