March 29, 2010

Blissfully White

Is your heart ready to melt at the sight of all this blissful white? Here's a house that had me gasping when I saw it!
Style at Home design editor Ann Marie Favot waited until she knew exactly what she wanted, saved the money, and then had it all custom made. The result is a beautiful home with intention.
Two low shelves from Ikea create the illusion of a mantel and add an architectural element that wasn't already there.
What I love most about the kitchen is the Carrara marble backslash. It's much more affordable than a slab, but creates the the same look.
A midcentury modern dining nook with beautiful silhouettes and sculptures in the form of those chairs and the bubble lamp.
What a sweet little mud room! Porcelain tile floors softened by Barbara Barry damask print wallpaper.
The key to warmth with whites is mixing various shades and textures of the color as done here in the bedroom.

A perfectly styled dresser and vanity. The furniture is Ikea, but the signature touch is definitely Ann Marie's!

*discovered via Escapade

25 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Great home tour, thanks for sharing. You are right about the mix of shades and textures; doing this adds interest and depth to the scheme.

Devon said...

I think I actually prefer the tile marble backsplash vs. the slab. It just looks so much more interesting!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Love the kitchen. Surely there are no kids or pets in this household. :)

Fee-AMore said...

Wow, i am almost blinded by the gorgeous pour of white. Lovely place.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

so bright! Love the kitchen and the bedroom, gorgeous, I would be a bit scared to live in an all white home but it's truly beautiful

Elyssa Blaire said...

I love this warm white house.
The white is so charming. I am currently designing my bedroom and I just had the walls painted white...I think im going to add a few black accents though. Hope it looks as beautiful as those pics!

http://somethinglovelyhere.blogspot.com/

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my! this home is like living in heaven! simply perfect! xo

SogniSorrisi said...

So calm and soothing!

I don't think I could do all white, though, I'm much too much of a klutz!

Style Odyssey said...

Utilizing white is a brilliant way to play up texture!
An all-white room looks so modern with dark wood floors (3rd & 4th pics).

elledee said...

o swoon, these pictures are awesome. I love the wallpaper!

The Zhush said...

She makes Ikea look like a million bucks!

Hello, Bombshell! said...

Hi!
I've been reading your blog for a while now and I thought it was time to leave a comment. I love this post. Your blog has really helped me understand more about decorating--and I have a large empty house right now to fill so it's been awesome!
If you're interested, my friends and I have a blog so I hope you'll visit me there.
xoxo Daniela

Sarah Klassen said...

A sweet home :)

* I have a weakness for tulip tables + adore the propped mirror.
* I have no words for that kitchen, just pure love!
* Love the hints of color - from pink to gold.

xo

Janis@White Alder[Home] said...

STUNNING!! Thanks for the tour.

Hamptontoes said...

Wow...I love this post. This is a woman with fine taste and the ability to perfectly pull together the high-end with the not so high end to create an amazing home.

Hamptontoes said...

I'm back - I just added your blog to my list of blogs I'm following. I enjoy coming by your blog...it's great!

stacey kelly said...

hi crystal,
i'm so glad that you like my blog too!
these all-white designs are so beautiful. i love how the white makes the colors from the flowers pop.
and i seriously want that bedding!

xx, stacey kelly
http://youareashootingstar.blogspot.com/

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I'm thinking the all white is a little steril for me. I'm more of a color girl, I guess. There is, howeve, lovely design in those spaces, and that is always something to appreciate.

OceanDreams said...

This is positively gorgeous, so crisp and white!

escapade said...

Isn't this space just dreamy - so glad you loved it too!
xo

Ijeoma said...

Looks amazing and I love it, but I keep wondering how long she spends cleaning it so that it stays sparkling white :-)

Annette Piper said...

What a beautiful home! The splashes of colour really pop in all that white.

ms. less is always more said...

that bed confirms my love for ALL white bedding... I love it!

rebecca said...

oh man! I just love white. So fresh and crisp.

Tiina said...

it is ridiculously beautiful! i dream of a home like that, allthough i know i would have to add some colors to it... but, this is such a candy!

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