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Here’s another room clad in Simply White, from Benjamin Moore. White spaces can often feel cold and sterile, but you can counteract this if your space has striking architectural details and charming furniture, fixtures or accessories. In fact, the white wall color allows these details to take center stage where a vibrant color would be too distracting.
Houzz at a GlanceLocation: South Pender Island, British ColumbiaWho lives here: This is a summer home for interior designer Carrie McCarthy, developer Cameron Thorn, 5-year-old son Leighton and Goldendoodle Billie.Size: 830 square feet (77 square meters); 1 bedroom, 1 bathroomA designer who deals with bold colors during her workdays, McCarthy says she’s more drawn to earthy colors in her own home. “My favorite colors are mucky and muddy,” she says. “After working all day, I like to come home to a soft, neutral palette.” To achieve that, McCarthy used Benjamin Moore’s Simply White on most of the walls and ceilings. She’s a big believer in using the same color for baseboards, walls and ceilings, because it’s cost effective and fast.The coffee table is from McCarthy’s grandparents. She swapped the original glass top for a piece of sealed marble but didn’t like the polished look, so she turned it over to show the more porous side. “Nothing is precious in here,” she says. Wall paint: Simply White, Benjamin Moore