Winter Wonderland: The Beauty of White
The season inspires soothing, snowy hues indoors
Winter is upon us, so let's embrace the allure and expanse of the color that defines this season: cool and beautiful white. White has the power to magnify spaces, creating the illusion of a bigger home. Here, designers have extended the use of white beyond walls and applied it to floors, ceilings and even furniture. Some areas incorporate wood to add warmth, mixing nature within the all-white, holiday-inspired dwellings. Take a look at the homes in this ideabook; each one has the timeless sense of style only white can provide.
This living room blends comfort and elegance with its ample seating and a serene aesthetic. Thanks to white elements mixed with warm and cozy brown details, the home is very inviting.
Dominated by white, the view is this room's most important accessory, making it the perfect place for contemplation.
This is one of the most enchanting bathrooms I've ever seen. The minimalist design embraces the view out the window, where white reigns supreme. Imagine yourself here, soaking in hot water while the outdoor temperature is ridiculously low.
White can also give height to structural elements, as in this dining room, where the sculptural ceiling is the main focal point. The elegant shades in the rest of the room range from frost to cream.
The Snow Queen Large Chandelier, made by Powder Blue, is the perfect white accent for evoking the beauty of winter in your home.
The mystery of the winter woods is recreated in this bathroom with a delicate wallpaper.
All-white accessories make mixing textures and shapes an easy task. Silver tones, as seen in the Philippe Starck Hudson chair in the background, make white shine even more.
White cabinets and a white marble island make this space feel open and airy. A white-on-white scheme is known for creating the illusion of more space, making this color perfect for small abodes.
Ideabook published on Dec. 30, 2011.
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