Monday, June 9, 2008

White Bedrooms

Nothing is more timeless, serene and restful than WHITE ON WHITE in a bedroom. I grew with a white bedroom and I can still remember the quality of light that came through my white curtains as the morning sun was rising. When I design an all white room I use several shades of white to bring out the architectural details, or I layer the space with strong forms in different tones and textures of white and then use some strong contrasts to outline and bring the white into focus. Every room no matter what colors are being used can benefit from a touch of black. Some of my favorite whites I use are are from Benjamin Moore: Cloud White, Simply White, Ballet White and Designer White. My all time favorite is Cloud White. I like it because it has a chameleon effect and it is a very soft. Not every white is snow white. Try using: ivory, cream, antique white, and palest beige, blue and yellow.

I like the way that Thomas Pheasant has treated this bedroom architecturally.
The wrap around tufted low headboard creates a unified feeling to a room that has angled walls.

Vicente Wolf is a master at juxtaposition.
His signature element in all of his rooms is a large over sized mirror, usually resting on the floor.

This is Nancy Corzine's very elegant bedroom. Photo via New York Social Diary
The mirrored screen creates a lively play of light and images.

Super Luxe by Alberto Pinto.
I like the layering of the padded headboard on a padded wall.

Fun & whimsy by Antonia Hutt

Hotel Luxe in Marrakech

This is a Master Bedroom that I did for a client, which was in a Heritage building, in
Vancouver's historic Gastown. There are recessed sliding glass doors on each side of the
bedroom to close it off from the dining room on one side and the ensuite bathroom on
the other side.

Mimmi O'Connell  I love the Campaign bed used here and also the textured white carpet.

Thomas O'Brien I like the use of paneled mirrors on the closet doors.

Mary McDonald Who doesn't love a canopy bed.

John Stefanidis

Tom Scheerer


David Hicks - the King of 4 Poster Beds

David Hicks

alberto Pinto1

Alberto Pinto


Elle Decor

Elle Decor



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