Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Longing for Lightness

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Happy Wednesday, lovelies! Hope you're having a great week!

Something about these stark white interiors that make me swoon. My current dwellings as well as my office are both decorated with darker woods and quite a bit of "stuff". I'm so in need of a major change and longing for a lighter look and feel.

Problem is J isn't on the exact same page as me so I have my work cut out for me. Maybe promising to love J forever will do the trick. I guess it's worth a shot :) Wish me luck!

Have a lovely day, dolls!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4 All images edited by The Alternative Wife
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40 comments:

Adele said...

I adore white rooms too, but probably not practical with a German Shepherd dog!!!! I have a lot of cream in my home, but mixed with splashes of colour xoxo
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prettymeggy said...

i love white.. if i can make all my house completely white i'll do, but hubby is not agree and the baby needs colorful stuff :)
lovely photos as always.. i really wanted to know how you make those dreamy and pastel faded pictures.. they're amazing!!!!
take care. happy wednesday.
xoxo, Haus of Gala

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Good luck doll!! I love these and it appeals to me too!! I have loads to clean out!! I have some rooms with darker shades and some with lighter shades, it helps the mood. But, a good clear is always great! Hope you have a splendid day!! xx

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

My mood is very easily elevated by a clean white space with loads of light - these are all so lovely! I think you definitely need to convince J :) xx

O said...

I love white interiors too! I kind of mixed it with darker tones in accesories. Happy Wednesday xoxo

Collette Osuna said...

Awwww, that'll do the trick for sure!!
I think Im going to totally re-design my entire house this year!!! I had my house built a few years ago, time for the builder paint to be history!!

I cant wait to choose a color like this:)


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Katie said...

I think it could work :) If not, start in rooms you use the least and work up to the main rooms. That's what I try. Easier to adjust that way lol.

Debby said...

I am feeling the same way. I'm in total need of a decor change. I'm thinking the next move is going to be a completely different style. I want it to represent who I am at this moment. xo

classiq said...

I am very drawn to light interiors too. I am sure you will eventually convince J. Have a wonderful day, Dawn!
Ada

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Maybe you have to let J 'feel' the ambiance fresh and cozy feeling of white, it can help for sure! Or else something im between that works for both of you... Good luck;) I'm so loving these white examples! It can actually be more challenging than working with color.

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

I have been feeling the same way lately! I want to get rid of everything and brighten up my life! Happy Wednesday, xoxoxo!

Alexa said...

Ah MEEE too Dawn. My husband loves the look of dark dark wood and deep reds and I'm trying to convince him that lighter is better!

rolala said...

I totally feel the same away about going for a lighter look and feel. Good luck convincing J to see things your way.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

So gorgeous and clean - love white interiors!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Leslie said...

New follower! Grays, whites - so light and airy. I live in the Pacific Northwest (lots of dark rainy days). I'm always amazed at the amount of dark colors I see in homes. I need the white to brighten my day - BTW, I have a white leather couch and two medium sized dogs. Crazy! Yup! I have a large throw that the dogs sit on when they are on the couch (and a good leather cleaner!)

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha. Loving him forever- I like how you think! I love lightness and gratefully so does Mr. Branflake. Gorgeous photos.

With love... said...

Yes, I love the lighter airy colours as well.
Have a beautiful day Dawn. xx

B. in the Know said...

Yes, I adore all the stark white interiors - I would love to live in a home like that, at least for a short season!
Much love,
B

Plami said...

White is such a beautiful and pure color! I love all white rooms and outfits! Hope you're having a great Wednesday!

XoXo
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A BRIT GREEK said...

I do so love white, i know what you mean about change and lightness, I could apply that theory to my hair too!

Gorgeous dreamy pics again Dawn... I hope you'll be able to convince J's mind on this.

Have a great mid-week!
x.o.x.o

Tanvi said...

Haha! Good Luck! I bet J will give in ;)

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

i hear that longing for white right now is called the spring itch. i would love a nice, clean white decor like that 3rd photo but i know my hubs and the dogs would mess it up. :)

DeniseAngela said...

I so love white & I am trying to change my livingroom sofas to white...but the "husband" is dead set against it....let me know what you come up! lol

Taylor Morgan said...

I love white so much. my whole apartment is pretty much white.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I got my dose of loveliness!!

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

Maybe you could start with one white corner or something that would be yours. And then you lure him in ;-)

Melissa Blake said...

SO pretty!! I love the feminine feel. Happy Wednesday!

pretty pink tulips said...

I keep thinking white/cream for the main furniture pieces in my family room (once our reno is complete) but I know they'd have to be slipcovers with 2 boys and a dog!

Love the lightness of these looks!
xoxo Elizabeth

SabinePsynopsis said...

We're sailing the same boat, Dawn - I'm planning a HUGE clean-out. Back to (white) basics. Luckily my sweetheart agrees :)

xoxo

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Exactly the same here Dawn, I have always said that in my next apartment everything will me much lighter!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Exactly the same here Dawn, I have always said that in my next apartment everything will me much lighter!

Ann On and On... said...

Bat the lashes while proclaiming your love... I love my white bedroom!

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous little white dress! xo style, she wrote

designchic said...

Loving the white...so dreaming of the dress!!

Elle Sees said...

i have one bedroom that's jewel-tones/Indian vibe, and the other is white, silver, and lilac. such opposites! i'm liking the white!

M.E said...

White interiors are beautiful !


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TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

White interiors look so pretty! I can just imagine all this in my dream house!

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Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

I too adore the clean white interior!! I wonder how difficult to keep clean? I don't have any kids so that's not a worry but do plan to get pets again in the near future. But perhaps certain rooms I can incorporate more white than others. Just love the airy and fresh vibe -- I feel that my spirits would always be uplifted waking up to somewhere like this every day!

x
Rachel

Lauren said...

I love white interior, it's so calming and easy to accessorize. Where is that sweet little box from in the 2nd photo? So precious!

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Girl... my friends make fun of me... along with my hub b/c my favorite color is white... we just completed our bedroom and it's stark white... so this post speaks to me! :) Clean, crisp and classic... xoxo