September 24, 2010
Photo by Shawn Stratmann in her office
It all started last winter when for the first time since I have owned this house, I painted a room WHITE. The room was my office, which also happens to be the room where I spend a good deal of my time. As soon as the color went on the walls, I felt as though I had been reunited with my soul mate…”where have you been my whole life?” I thought as I sat in my clear, energized office.
From there the take-down began. Room by room I have been incorporating shades of white. First my daughters bedroom. She said she wanted green, but I knew….I just knew we could give her the feeling of a “green room” even though walls were white. .
She loves it…and so do I.
After that, I added white tile to my kitchen walls….
Oh lawsy bee….how is it that I never had any white in my house????
Wanting to tie the brightness of the kitchen into the rest of the house, I was ready to tackle the the center hall foyer. Keeping with the cool tones, I added WHITE bead board with a cool dark blue on the walls. I love the connection of white and blue from the kitchen and its white subway and blue/white Portuguese tile to the foyer.
And finally, the Chicken Coop…..it had to be white.
I love how with white you can make a room ANY color by choosing accents and artwork. I love how no matter what time of day it is, if the sun is out, it feels bright AND I love how clean it looks.
I am thinking about finishing my “white project” with two more rooms..the dining room and the family room. I still will have several rooms with color on the walls, but that will round out the main flow of my house.
Down home friends and what they say...
Rocky Mountain Woman said:
I never had much white in my house when my kids were young. My very favorite thing is a white down comforter..I have them on all of my beds now and it’s the ultimate in luxury to me!
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