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how to do white well ...

Deirdre Brennan - Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Of course you can always weaken and do white with a hint of ...

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And for something really luxe ... white with that touch of gilt.  Oh so elegant !!

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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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