It’s a chilly 37 degrees at the beach this morning, which automatically makes me think of warm spaces filled with layers of texture and white. Here are a few of my favorite images from IKEA family live magazine, starting with this cozy living room in France. Love this massive fireplace nestling a wood stove.
I spotted this home last year and regret not capturing more images at the time. I cannot find evidence of archives on IKEA family live, so if you ever see something you like on their site, don’t wait – grab the images!
If I were to select china for a rustic dining room similar to the home above, I would consider something graphic such as these white plates by Wedgewood. Found the pattern for a discounted price here.
A posh and simple bathroom using IKEA sources. Note the horizontal boarding – pattern and texture is much needed in an all-white palette.
ADORE the way this family displayed their children’s art in their Swedish-style home. And the little sconce placed right above is the perfect touch.
The sconce is over here. Great look and price.
For some reason I’ve always associated these streamlined ledges with a children’s room, but what a great way to use them in a home office setting. If this were my home, I would use a slipcovered chair with a nice stripe to add coziness and pattern.
Speaking of chairs, found these cuties for a steal – could be great with a stained-wood farmhouse desk or dining table.
Going white in a room? Here are two warm whites for you to consider.
1. Simply White by Benjamin Moore. Crisp, clean, but not too stark a white. No surprise undertones.
2. Moonlight White by Benjamin Moore. A shade darker than simply white, with an ever-so-slight green undertone.
These two whites would be lovely together, clearly a crisp palette, but beautiful if you’re going for an all white vibe.