Crisp, stark white is not for the faint hearted. In fact most clients I work with shy away from white, on the basis that it is cold and uninviting !! I beg to differ …
It is all about using it effectively and achieving the right balance.
A white interior looks its absolute best where there are timber floors … of any shade or colour. It is the perfect balance, with the timber providing the warmth.
White on white is the ultimate in elegance … and it is all about the texture. Try layering rough and smooth. I love the combinations of smooth white bedlinen and the texture of an antique marcella quilt or white linen loose covers on a sofa with silk velvet cushions.
Of course you can always weaken and do white with a hint of …
And for something really luxe … white with that touch of gilt. Oh so elegant !!
Working with white and its varying textures and tones will allow you to create a very sophisticated interior … not always achievable with colour.
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