Winter Whites

I just adore wearing winter white; it’s a year-round classic. And an all-white room in winter maximizes the amount of light during short winter days, when the sun is low in the sky. That’s one reason why white walls are so important in Scandinavian decor - they amplify small amounts of sunlight during dark and dreary winters!

I have to say my favorite white rooms are definitely kitchens and baths. In those rooms, white adds a sense of order and a timeless look!

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

But white isn’t just limited to kitchens and bathrooms. In fact, it’s at its peak of chic when used in a living room. And when I think of white living rooms, I can’t help but think of superstar 1970s decorator Michael Taylor. He invented and perfected the California Look and has influenced virtually every working decorator since. His signature style was modern, over-scaled, white on white, and he has literally set the bar for California Cool ever since

Michael Taylor, circa 1978

Michael Taylor, circa 1978

I think I could move right into the above photo without changing a thing, a rare thing for a 40-year-old interior! April Powers channeled MT’s signature white-on-white look into a more contemporary project circa 2017, undoubtedly inspired by the vintage sofas designed by Taylor. 

April Powers

April Powers

In fact, many of the the designers whose current work I greatly admire, design almost exclusively in white-on-white palettes.

Darryl Carter

Darryl Carter

Thomas Pheasant

Thomas Pheasant

Kelly Hoppen (yes, there are other colors, but the bones are white on white).

Kelly Hoppen (yes, there are other colors, but the bones are white on white).

I hope you’ve enjoyed our tour of Winter Whites. To view more, please visit my Neutral Territory pinboard.

Warmly,

Beth