Thursday, 5 January 2012

White

Clean, bright and fresh, soft shades of white create a gentle backdrop for contemporary country living. When the beginning of a new year is dark and dismal there is no better way to refresh a room or transform a tired piece of furniture. So it's out with the brushes for me! Here are a few of my inspirational favourites...
Above image: The White Company - divine bedlinen and interiors

Above image: The White Company - divine bedlinen and interiors
Above images: 1.John Lewis pretty beaded cushion 2.& 3. JJ Locations the perfect white house! 4.The White Company gorgeous white coat hangers
Above image: Neptune - exquisitely crafted furniture and bespoke kitchens
Above image: Neptune - exquisitely crafted furniture and bespoke kitchens
Above image: Neptune - exquisitely crafted furniture and bespoke kitchens
Above image: Neptune - exquisitely crafted furniture and bespoke kitchens
Above images: 1.Riviera Maison beautiful cupboard of weathered oak and white maple 2.& 4.Riviera Maison lovely crockery collection 3.The White Company gorgeous porcelain carafe 5.Summerill & Bishop chalky pestle and mortar
Above image: Slettvoll - divine white contemporary living
Above image: Slettvoll - divine white contemporary living
Above image: Border Oak - gorgeous new oak framed homes and buildings (discovered via Modern Country Style blog)
Above image: Border Oak - gorgeous new oak framed homes and buildings
Above image: Border Oak - gorgeous new oak framed homes and buildings
Above image: Border Oak - gorgeous new oak framed homes and buildings
Above images: 1, 2 & 3 Slettvoll - divine contemporary living
Above image: Light Locations - photographic location agency


One of my all time favourite 'white' paints is a shade called 'Chalk' by Zoffany, not too cold, not too yellow, filled with light, it is pretty perfect in any setting! 





For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. The colour swatches featured are my suggestions for accent shades and do not relate to specific paints unless otherwise stated, but I'm sure your favourite paint companies would be happy to suggest matches!
With warmest wishes
 

52 comments:

Tricia Rose said...

I found something to love in just about every picture~ will I ever get over white? A first love.

Susan T said...

Here you are darling, a New Year and freshness all round. My daughter has talked me into New Year Cleaning apparently the Japanese do it to herald in the New Year, a good idea really, something to brighten up the dull days. A paintbrush can't be far behind. The images are gorgeous. I especially like the oak framed house, svelte and lovely without being clinical.xxx Happy New Year.

THE BLACK BARN said...

First I want to wish you a happy new year!

This white blogpost I like very much!

I have in my house also beautiful wooden oak beams.

I have again enjoyed your post!

Dear greeting,
Miranda

Casa di Caro said...

Happy New Year, and thank you for including my blog to The Paper Mulberry; I'm most grateful.

The above photos made me smile, I loved every one of them. Especially my favourite, Slettvoll.

Have a nice day and week, and I'm really looking forward to future posts from you.

Kind regards
Casa di Caro

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

What a fantastic post! Isn't that Border Oak house heavenly? I am so in love with the colour scheme there. I think I could move right in today!!

Thank you so much for the shout out - I really appreciate it! I've just tweeted this post - I am so taken with it all!!

Happy New Year, my lovely!

Sarahx

The enchanted home said...

Beautifully presented Glenda..feels like a big gust of fresh linen scented air! Love it....

AweSomeLiving By Rosita de Jongh said...

gelukkig nieuwjaar en wat een mooie foto's van heerlijke winterse sferen in huis ....lieve groet rosita

fleaingfrance said...

Such a beautiful set of images. I love white at any time but it is especially relaxing after the visual overload of the holidays.

manon 21 said...

Belle année Glenda,merci de nous enchanter avec ce partage.

amicalement,

manon

Jade said...

What a wonderful post again - how i loooooooove all those beauty and freshness!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR, my dear friend!!!!!!!!

With love, Jade

Anne said...

Oh sooooo gorgeous!!! Don't know what I like best...

MariCrea said...

Goregeous ideas
Have a beautiful 2012
xoxo
Mari

julie - eab designs said...

Beautiful images - all so inspiring! I wish The White Company and Summer Hill & Bishop had a US location. I would be their favorite customer.

Greet said...

Glenda,I do hope you started this year in a perfect way!
I was so pleased to see you had posted today!!
Beautiful! And thank you for sharing the address of the boordoak company! What a beautiful homes and outbuildings! Very inspirational!
xx
Greet

designchic said...

I always love a crisp, white color palette, but especially after Christmas when I'm wanting clean,simple spaces...gorgeous images!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What gorgeous country modern interiors these are! So beautifully liberating. These rooms would make you feel ready for anything. Happy New Year, Glenda!

leslie said...

I never tire of the white color palette - so fresh and clean. Beautiful post!

Divina Chita Brasil said...

Happy New Year! I love white! Beautiful images!!!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I love every one of these rooms, especially the bedroom and the kitchen. beautiful.
Have a nice day.
Teresa
xoxo

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

LoVe that B*E*D!*!*! ~ Ready to hop in!!!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

This white is so fresh, but warm at the same time. I think its the mix with wood that gives it such an inviting feeling. I love the linen covered headboard! Beautiful post as always. x Sharon

Mayflower said...

Happy New Year Glenda and thanks for this wonderful inspiration.
Warm wishes, Mea

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I have missed coming to your blog! I must now catch up. You know how much I love all this white. ox

I also love the new look of your blog and your monogram header. How do you get your photos to appear so large? I just love it. I want my photos in my posts to be larger but I haven't taken the time to research and learn yet. Happiness in the new year to you Glenda.

Fay said...

Buon Anno Glenda What a lovely and ethereal post . I just want to sit and relax in any of those elegant rooms Thankyou - lovely to see you again Fay xxx

Kris said...

I'm a big fan of the creamy whites. When visiting Leeds several years, I had the opportunity to visit The White Company and j'adored it! I brought back several lovely items from there.

All of your images are inspiring and exactly what I love to see in decorating. Simple, classic, warm and inviting.

Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Happy New Year Glenda. Love all of these images. Will be coming across the pond at the end of January, first stops John Lewis and The White Co. (better bring an extra suitcase!) and no trip home is complete without some window shopping at Mulberry :-).

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

i do so enjoy color, but all white and rustic woodwork are something i could get used to for sure! great inspiration photos!!

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

gorgeous post Glenda, I think I may have to show it to my son tomorrow when he wakes up ;-)

Happy New Year!

Lost in Provence said...

I don't know what it is about your posts, perhaps because you are a true professional but for each one I sigh and get all gooey and think THIS is what I want for my home right this very second. I hope that you can bottle that and sell it!
Wishing you just enormous happiness and health for the upcoming year!

karen - Simply Inspired said...

clean, white and fresh... i feel like i have just stepped into a pool of light visiting here... thank you.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

LOVE this post....LOVE your blog!! So happy I found you!

Kathy said...

Happy New Year Glenda, these images are all so beautiful and perfect for the start of a New Year. I will soon be home for a visit and first stop is always John Lewis and The White Co. (better bring a spare suitcase with me) :-)

Mary Theresa Forde said...

I found something inspiring and stunning in each pic. Absolutely beautiful. thank you for sharing honey. xxx

flowers on my table said...

A lovely breath of fresh air for the New Year Glenda. I am mad for the Slettvol pictures especially. I notice that all the rooms are warmed up by wood or shades of brown and beige.Love Linda x

NotesFromAbroad said...

My "decorating" files for my Next Home are just crammed full of photos from your blog.
Today is no exception, I love every one of these images ! besos, C

Robynne's Nest said...

Hey Glenda, I think this post is 'allwhite'! Robx

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you all so, so much for such wonderful messages! Happy New Year and apologies for not replying sooner, I hope to catch up with your fabulous blogs over the weekend! Oh and Kerrie I will put a 'how to' re the large images here in the visitors book over the next few days as well as popping across to your divine blog! Warmest New Year wishes from an old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxx

summersoul said...

White simply makes me happy in any form. Thank you for the stunning images and constant inspiration Glenda. Best to you in 2012.

xo

helen tilston said...

Hello dear Glenda

A very Happy New Year. Your post today is so refreshing and I love the bedroom image and the bespoke kitchens. I love the mood you create in your blog, it enchants.

Helen xx

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Glenda, A completely awesome post as usual. I love the use of lamps and chandeliers with shades in the kitchens...and the multi-use eating/living area in the one kitchen is completely fabulous. A big hug to you. XO, Mona

Sylvia said...

Inspiring images and wonderful decorating ideas . I couldn't agree more- white is such a refreshing and calming at the same time color , my favorite !
I love the sophistication of your blog and I am following ...
Enjoy a bright and peaceful year !

Passione Helena said...

Oh, what a beautiful pictures you show, Glenda
Thanks for this nice post, I enjoyed it

The very best wishes for 2012!

Enjoy your day!
Helena x

Dentelline said...

C'est superbe!
Ces photos sont magnifiques, j'adore!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a good evening!

Jennings and Gates said...

So refreshing after the color and gilt of Christmas decorations. Thank you for the inspiration!

Karena said...

Glenda every single image is gorgeous!! That bedroom at the first though; well I would love to just transport it to my home!!

All the Best!
xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Decor de Provence said...

Glenda! These images are beautiful, perfect for this time of year - and those fireplaces are so inviting! You are such a talent!

Best wishes,
Desiree

miss b said...

These are gorgeous pictures - I especially like the kitchen. The White Company is one of my favourite shops - I rarely leave without buying something!
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

quintessence said...

So beautiful. Such lovely whites - all clean and fresh yet warm and livable!

Rozmeen said...

Hi Glenda,

How are you?
I had an interview in this dutch Interior magazine Ariadne at home with pictures of our home. I mentioned your blog as one of my favourite blogs. Hope thats oke with you. It will be published in March.
I am sure a lot of dutch readers will love it and you will get lots of more dutch followers. Your blog is so beautiful!!

xoxo Rozmeen

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

I really don't know how to thank you for such lovely comments and compliments!!!!!! So, so kind and so appreciated. Warmest of wishes from an old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxx

Conny's Cottage said...

I love the styl.Its soooo gorgeous.

merry said...

Glenda - thank you so very much for mentioning my Border Oak cottage in your beautiful blog. I have been unwell and am so behind with everything - hence not thanking your before now. But I am very grateful (and very flattered!) that you introduced us to your lovely readers. Thank you, thank you xx

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