Tuesday, November 20, 2007

All White, All White!! Wascally Dreams For Decorating....

The photo below is from CL's website
Oops...out of order with uploading - but Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Don the aprons and start cooking!!!!

From CL's Website
Clock photo from CL Website
Cabinet from ME
From CL

Berg and Bath
From BHG's Website
BHG's website
BHG's website
CL's Website

Whenever I turn the page in any of my favorite magazines or books and find a room that is all decorated in shades of whites and beige, my heart leaps. I carefully study each room, checking out every corner - taking note of the juxtapostion of each adornment that was lovingly placed here and there.

Awhile back I was visiting Deb's blog and this post caused me to nearly go into a brain warp. What is a brain warp? When the mind starts thinking so fast and taking it all in that your neurotransmitors don't fire fast enough and smoke starts coming out your ears!! Deb's style is what I am loving these days. She has a sense of mixing it all up, adding textures, lighting and objects that all meld so lovely together. Not only is she very talented, she is also a sweetheart.

Ginger introduced me to another blog, because she totally knew I would love it, and if you haven't been here before, you have to treat yourself to visiting. I don't understand the language of the postings, but the photos speak a thousand words. Her style is wonderful - how she mixes tone on tones with a touch of metal objects and greenery here and there. Very fresh and quiet.

Though having an all white sofa or chairs is completely out of the picture for me, with having a black haired doggy and a little cat that sheds, I could still incorporate a medium shade linen fabric - perhaps one with subtle tones of white in a small floral and unobtrusive pattern, like this one. With shades of white, you cannot go wrong if you want to toss is a seasonal color - like my favorite RED. Now I am thinking about the IKEA commercial that tells us girls to get out of our boring beige box and think with color. Color is good - it is all a personal choice and when we find that "style" or color that we can live with each day, then we are satisfied....for a time.
This week is so busy for everyone, but I wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving a bit early. This will be my last post until Friday, Nov. 23rd. Phyllis is having a Holiday Open House that day and I will be listing some things for sale. Also for sale will be some of our collections up on eBay - under our name Cottage*Dreams. Oh honey, can you get those pictures ready please!!!??? ~~ Till next time, blessings to all of you and thank you so much for your visits, comments and wishes. BTW, several of you have asked about everyone...my son is so much better as is Doogs. A blessing indeed!


Feenwerkstatt said...

Dear Becky,
so amazing pictures! I love your cabinet...it's wonderful.
And my little son loves the Ronettes, he dances beside of me ;0)))
Love, Anja

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

YES WHITE! I LOVE WHITE!! Thank-you for the link to Debs blog it's beautiful. I will have check it out daily. I love looking at so many blogs I don't have time to work anymore!!! I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving

Dena said...

Hi Becky,

I love all of the white tones,there is something very calming about that style :) Lovely pictures! Here's wishing you and your family a very enjoyable Thanksgiving.

Huge hugs,

Anonymous said...

So glad your son and the valiant Doogs are doing better.
I have 2 huge black German shepherds & 3 cats. I recently bought some cream colored covers from Surefit.
They are wonderful! The hair doesn't stick to them as it did to my couches, PLUS they look like brocade. AND they look better after washing than before!
So, I am having my cake and eating it, too!

Rosemary said...

I love those pictures. I love that look.
I will have to check out that blog.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I love the calming peacefulness of white on white also, though I'm sure if my home were decorated entirely that way, I'd miss my colors!
Stop by my blog for a timewarp back to my prom today....
And Happy Thanksgiving to You too!!

Susie said...

Just wanted to pop in and say Happy Thanksgiving Becky!
Hope you have a wonderful celebration!

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Becky, you are so sweet...thank you so very much for your kind comments and for visiting my blog!

I just adore the photos you've shared here, and I have to say the pale look is certainly popular with many people! At a decorating seminar I just gave on Saturday, almost every woman there wanted to know how to live with white!!! Everyone seems drawn to this peaceful, cozy look for winter. (Adding soft seasonal colors keeps it from boring me to sleep, tho!)

Back Through Time said...

I love all your white pictures. I would take any of them! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Simply Shelley said...

Hi Becky, I love all the pictures you sahred. I would have a lot more white in my home but my husband likes wood tones. So I dream ! Also with my big family , it's a battle with the white floor in the kitchen area.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Blessings, Shelley

Simply Shelley said...

I mean shared !

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky, Love white on white home decor, it's so elegant and calming! Happy Thanksgiving! Extra hugs from Miss Penelope and Hamish to Doogs :)

cherry said...

Hi Becky! Wanted to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving! Sorry to hear about your son and dog but soooo glad they are on the mend and all is well! I too love white and have wanted to get pb slipcovers for my couch and chair...someday...I love it with red. cherry

Natasha Burns said...

Love the pics Becky! I love all white, I wish i could do it but colour always creeps in somehow!!!

Anonymous said...

I love all the pictures that you posted. Deb's home is beautiful!
I, also, love the new blog you posted.

My problem is that I am very eclectic and love so many different styles and combinations of color.

We really NEED more than one home or we need to become interior decorators, so we can get see all our decorating ideas materialize. LOL


"So many blogs, so little time"

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Becky

What lovely photos - wherever they're from. I was never very keen on shades of white for a room, but the more I see them the more I think how beautifully relaxing they seem. Unfortunately no good for our lifestyle, but wonderful to look at.

Glad everyone is now well.

Sue x

Adla said...

Hi Becky, I have not visited your blog in awhile and boy so much preeties and wonderful posts for me to catch up on. I do love whites too especially accented with blues. The pictures are lovely...keep posting such delights

Ta, Adla

Kristen said...

Becky, I have to agree that the pictures are beautiful! Glad to hear that everyone is feeling better! You all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Nancy said...

I agree that white rooms are gorgeous, and it's amazing how many different shades of white there are.

Thanks for the Sleigh Ride song!

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

a Pocket Angel said...

Becky, I love red and cream in my livingroom but whenever I see an all white/off white room I too think I want that look! For now I will keep my red and just dream off an all white livingroom... I LOVE the photos on your blog and the way you decorate, sorry if I've told you that before. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs ~Mary~ :-}

Anonymous said...

I could go in so many different directions! That is why I had to start helping other people with decorating so I could try everything!

I do love the calm look of all white, if you do it well with texture, but my husband loves cozy (as in rich woods and cozy colors) so I have to stick with what he loves! We compromise, let's put it that way! LOL! I am happy because I love just about all styles, except for minimalism.

Happy Thanksgiving Becky, to you and your family! EWWWWWW about Doogs and the rat! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving Becky!!!
I hope it is just wonderful!


BittersweetPunkin said...

I hope you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh thanks for the ad!!!
I'm so excited...hurry up friday :)
I'm ready to do some shoppin'!
Happy TD :)

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Sweet Becky,

You have me absolutely drooling over those all deliciously white tranquil rooms...just so dreamy! Ahhh...


FarmHouse Style said...

Oh, what inspiring photos:) I could just browse all day!! I wandered off and took a tour of the sights you recommended... simply lovely.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Reginas Cottage said...

Dear Becky,I love white on white home decor it's so elegant and calming!
Your cabinet is very,very wonderful.

Hope you and your family have a
wonderful Thanksgiving
Hugs Regina

Lallee said...

The white rooms are beautiful....but I would have to get rid of all my pets to have that.

I'm waiting with baited breath to see what you have for sale Friday!

Sending you big wishes for a special Thanksgiving tomorrow. Be sure and give Doogs a little turkey treat and a hug from me.


Esther Sunday said...

I would LOVE to have bathroom sinks like that in a dresser or cabinet. Like you, no chance I can do whites. Happy Thanksgiving! Love, Esther

Anonymous said...

Oh, too much gorgeousness. What a glorious post.

I agree with you that whites allow for a subtlety of texturing that you may not get with bolder colours. On the other hand, white and my four kids would be a disaster. I can only dream ...


Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

Dear Becky,
Love the pictures you posted...they are just beautiful. I certainly am looking forward to checking out the links you posted.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Love, Kim

Artifax said...

Those photos are just gorgeous! White on white always is always so serene and gracious.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Becky!!