White Winter Room in 18 Different Ways

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Via Pink Camellias

Snow. Can you envision everything covered in blindly beautiful white snow? Does it make you see how quiet the world can be? Does it give you a sense of wonder, transporting you to a fantasy world, making you want to explore every nook and cranny? Are the textures of the ice and snow not amazing? You never know exactly what form the ice will make, though it follows a generally predictable pattern. But all the same, it’s shiny, like diamonds in the sky at night. It’s smooth yet it can have jagged edges. Like wallpaper, it forms patterns of the world. And the snow. It can be powdery and light, like the powdered sugar that you need for the delicious icing on the cake. It’s light, like a blanket covering the ground, lulling us to sleep. Sometimes the sturdier stuff is better, like for sledding on and making snowmen, much like cookie dough where you could make it your own.

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Color Theory: Gray and Cream

Gray and Cream. I’ve never really been a fan of that color palate. It’s a little too neutral for me, though a perfect opportunity to amp up your texture skills. Yet oddly enough, I woke up one morning and realized that I had that palette in a couple of places in my apartment. I had a creamy cabinet against gray walls and creamy pillows on my gray couch. I assure you, this was purely accidental. I had my creamy cabinet before moving into the apartment that came with gray walls and I had my creamy pillows well before we bought the gray couch.

Well, the damage is done now. My curiosity was piqued and I decided to explore how some rooms were decorated with this color palette.

The dining room sparkles, thanks in part to mirrored molding that runs around the cornice line. Suzanne used a metallic paint on the ceiling to capture even more light.

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Color Theory: Red, White, and Blue

I recently just bought a red blanket for my bedroom. It is super soft and cozy and keeps me warm when it’s cold at night. My curtains, rug, picture frames, and artworks are dark blue. The walls are white. When I first got the blanket, I wasn’t sure it was going to work. Maybe I need new curtains, but that might be an excuse to go shopping since I still love them. The red blanket is nearly garnet(I know the website calls it burgundy), but it’s growing on me. I decided to search for inspiration to reassure myself. I think it helped.

I’m not a fan of red and blue rooms in general. I’m kind of afraid to try it. As much as I love America, I don’t want to decorate my room patriotically.

In John Knott and John Fondas's Maine master bedroom, the patriotic theme sprang from Fondas's collection of Washington memorabilia and American flags. Independence Toile covers the daybed next to a 19th-century English campaign chest. Walls are covered in Quadrille's Independence Engraving.

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