Sunday, September 5, 2010

Into White

I've never really understood the tradition of banishing white clothing after Labour Day. There are a number of explanations for this peculiar bit of fashion etiquette, but it's not a rule I adhere to. (In fact, I love wearing white during winter.) To flagrantly escape the trappings of holiday conformity, I thought I'd present to you the joys of surrounding oneself in white at home.

Trends surrounding the use of white in interior design ebb and flow in favour. The push towards colour in modern decorating is one I whole-heartedly support - but not at the expense of an indulgence in the greatest non-colour of all: white.

White can be glorious indoors, virtuous in its purity and simplicity. It is the ultimate enhancer of space and light, effortlessly reflecting airiness and brightness in even the darkest rooms. It is fresh and invigorating, an excellent backdrop to hits of vibrant colour and one of the simplest ways to achieve style. Be sure to always consider texture when using white to prevent a feeling of barrenness in your rooms. The addition of wood (even white wood) will warm the room, as will textured fabrics and accessories, such as pillows and throws. The effect can be clean and modern, or rustic, depending on your style. Below are some images I've gathered to highlight the wonders of white indoors.

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