Monday, August 10, 2009

Calming Rooms in White

I have been running crazy trying to get ready for my my sister's wedding in Denmark and then hiking in Switzerland. Packing for the kids, finding temporary homes for the dog and the fish, well you all know how it goes - I will need a vacation after all this!

So, I thought I would share some beautiful rooms in white to calm it down a bit. This room above could be very soothing, but the artwork provides a level of tension, which I thought was appropriate for my current situation. Change out the photo series with seascapes and the room will take on a whole different feeling. Notice the grain sack upholstery and interesting rope detailing on the sofa.
Here is a wonderful space. The architecture of this room is lovely. Notice how the built in art niches mimic the lines of the doors and the windows. I also like how the interior wall creates a room with in a room.
I could relax in this simple room. The wood ceiling and walls, as well as the stone fireplace, bring in the texture. I would prefer something larger over the fireplace though.
This kitchen cozy. The wood counters warm up the space and the green acrylic stools and matching pendants give it a bit of unexpected personality.

In this kitchen the artwork is the focal point. I like how they place a painting under the table. Can any one identify the object on the top of the cabinet? It adds interest to say the least!
Here is one of my favorites - first, notice the curve in the ceiling. I love the wonderful old cupboard, french doors, linen shades, saw horse style table and slate floor. Are those chairs from Slettvoll? I could certainly relax and enjoy a latte and chocolate croissant in this dining room.
An interesting bunk room. This would calm down the most unruly children. This is a room for sleepovers and I really think they might actually sleep.

White calms the mind, and if done correctly it can soothe the soul. Enjoy your day. I'm off to do laundry!


  1. Hi Gina,

    The images are beautiful!! I like white rooms too! Yes they give us a calm feeling!
    The 3th image with the light ceiling is stunning!

  2. Gina, I don't know how calming the laundry will be! I love your white spaces. Enjoy your trip, xv.

  3. It's all about those open-book-shelf-style-bunks!

  4. I'm very excited Gina - the last image has exactly the same colour on the exposed brick walls as we've painted here @ Casa Millie de MOTH! Does this means I'm slightly trendy? If so it would be a first!
    Millie ^_^

  5. Beautiful, restful rooms. White is my eternal favorite, provided the light and architecture are good! Have a marvellous trip and happy wedding and hiking and congrats to your sister. Have a good time and get lots of sun and rest and fun and PHOTOS! And shopping?!

    Have fun Gina, xo Terri

  6. Hi Gina
    I love that first room - really gorgeous. I'm not so sure that my kids would sleep in the bunk room however - it looks way too cool!!

  7. Hi Gina,

    Lovely pictures. Very soothing. But keeping white rooms clean is such a chore. I don't know if I would like to live in such surroundings.

    Calming to look at though.

    Enjoy the wedding and the hiking.


  8. Have a wonderful time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am going to link your butler's pantry to the story I am working on now. I love it!!!

  9. I especially love the artwork in the first pic - and agree, perfect "tension" in the calm surround.

  10. Beautiful examples. So pure, yet calm.
    Wishing you a great holiday! -Brenda-

  11. Hi Gina,

    I'm not a fan of doing laundry at all, it's ok to wash it but then the rest is rather frustrating and a never ending story.....

    I think the objects on top of the cupboard are cushions with trimmings, spare one perhaps.

    Sounds wonderful attending a wedding in Denmark...have a great time!


  12.'ve certainly calmed my mood..hope you are feeling soothed too!

  13. All of these photos are so beautiful!! Daisy~

  14. Love a nice white room. Love your blog too. This is my first visit. Just recently decided to really explore the interior design blogosphere!


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