Friday, August 22, 2008

Inside & Out ~ I Love White Homes!

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I can't get enough white! I love white interiors ~ some may say they are cold but to me the are fresh and soothing! White linen with crystal chandeliers....I love that look!
Old white homes with white wicker furniture on a wrap-around porch are my favorite!
White even makes bricks look better!
White gardens are so pretty!
White with a little blue...perfection!

Photos from www.countryliving.com

All photos above are from CountryLiving.com ~ a wonderful place to visit to be inspired!

The photos below are from my trip to Martha's Vineyard 2 years ago. I love white houses with black shutters and there are blocks and blocks of them in Edgartown. I walked up and down so many streets looking at them and I still daydream about them often!


66 comments:

Cottagecheap said...

GORGEOUS! I love white, as well. I am looking at a new home and I mentioned painting the panelling white and my Dad nearly had a heart-attack, good thing my Hubby is more understanding of my preferences. ;-D

southernbelle said...

Hi Cindy,
I totally agree with the all
white look. It's a clean and
refreshing look. I love color
but this says WOW !!!!! Have
a good weekend....Mimi

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Yes!Yes & yes!!!

m ^..^

cindy said...

Oh my gosh. This is absolutely beautiful. I am all over this look. I just got turned on to your site a couple of weeks ago. I didn't know anything like this exsisted. Thank you cindy for this. I have the same taste. thanks for sharing. I am cindy and born october 3, 1949

Becky said...

So what is a girl to do when her hubby loves color. I look at all these fabulous pictures and want to get out the white paint.
I so agree about how soothing white is.
Becky
Laceandlures.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

I'm with you. I love white - inside and out. Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures.

lisa said...

Cindy ~

I have always said, "if i'm ever lucky enough to own my own home, it will be white with black shutters". It's timeless, classic and beautiful.

Love white too!

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Joan said...

Cindy - I KNEW those pics were from MV before I even saw the description :) I love the white decor with little splashes of color... very New England... very summer and very cool.
You've got to get back to MV and get more pictures...lol

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Give me an older home any day like the one you love. I'd like mine in the country or on a piece of land where I could have chickens.

I don't mind white, it give you a sense of clean and refreshing. It a lot of work to keep clean, but if you can take the covers off and have a great machine to wash them in, then what the heck.

Ciao

My home - My life said...

Beautiful - so fresh and clean!

I never liked white until recently and now I just LOVE the look of it and want to like change my whole house! haha

Have a nice weekend.

belle-blanc said...

so gorgeous pictures! I also love white as you can see at my blog! And as you said, I don´t think that white is cold, if you choose several white tones carefully a white home has a warm and inviting look! I ad colour with fresh flowers.... mostly pale pink! But honestly my favorit flowers are white once... ;0) have a nice weekend, Mira!

Liz said...

Oh My Gosh! That white dining room set reminds me of yours... dreamy houses too. Great Pictures!
~~Liz~~

Mary said...

Cindy,
I love the white rooms that have lots of creams and some beiges in them. I also adore blue and white -- Carolyne Roehm has a new book coming out this fall called Blue & White. Can't wait! Oh, and those white houses in Edgartown? Gorgeous!

Have a great weekend!
xoxo,
Mary

Danielle said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I knew that I loved the color white for homes, but this takes it to a whole new level. I'll have to show my dear hubs- because he thinks it a little plain at times :)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
I have saved many of the same pic you showed from magazines. These are some of the many of my fav's.I also wanted to tell you I joined you over at Rate My Space! It's been so fun, I put some pic on there last night!
Hugs~Kelly

Bambi said...

Love it!! Love the living room. The buttons down the back of the sofa,the ruffles around the bottom of the furniture, the settee at the window--all in wonderful white!!! And that bed and slipper chair! Be still my heart!! Thank you Cindy for these great pics! I've just added them to my favorites!!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

These pictures take my breath away.
Thank-you for sharing.
Have a great day,
ginger

Virginia said...

White is always refreshing, peaceful, romantic and soothing. The pictures are beautiful, very inspiring.
Have a happy and Bless weekend,
Virginia

Brenda Kula said...

I so admire those lovely white spaces. But I can't seem to make myself stop "coloring" the house! So I've accepted I'm a "color" person, and just am in awe of "white" houses. And peace is made. (I love Country Living too!)
Brenda

Brown-Eyes said...

Crisp, clean and charming! Love it..
;-) Bo

Jojo said...

Cindy, I have to say that I echo your sentiment. You have the gift of lightening things with color. I still go back and look at the photo of the green wicker that you whitened. A few years ago we moved from a house in which every room was in color. Over the years all the walls had been painted multiple times. The furniture was all in rich, intense colors. When we bought our new house we had windows everywhere so every room is full of light. I had all the furniture re-upholstered in an off-white and I love it. I can't post photos here but I will post some soon on my blog.

Stitcher S said...

I love the white look, too! It's very fresh, yet soothing to me. Those houses with black shutters are truly beautiful as well.

bj said...

I love white, too..however, I found my family can't live comfortably in it..we do have a hugh family and with 10 grandkids around A LOT...white isn't practical for us. I do have my white and off-white walls, which I adore...any and every color looks good with a white background.
Your photos are wonderful!!

Ginger said...

Beautiful pictures. I have all white walls in my house, but it sure doesn't look as good as those pictures!!!!
My dream vacation has always been to go to the New England States and see the gorgeous homes and the changing of the leaves in the fall. I would also like to see the covered bridges in Iowa. Someday!!!
Ginger

Suzann said...

I adore white on white. I have a white home and we're going to add white shutters. The look is completely classic and timeless. Now if I could just get the interior to be just as classic and timeless, warm, welcoming, cozy, and inviting. I have a long way to go, but I am making progress. New plantation shutters installed and now I need to paint the kitchen cabinets and finish the great room. I would love for your input if you want to pop by my blog I have some photos of my works in progress.

Jen r. said...

Those homes are so pretty! I don't know if I could ever do just white, but I would love to try some day! I love that airy feeling! Jen R

For the Love of Cottage said...

Hi Cindy,
I love the look of white too but I think it is really hard to pull it off and have it look like all the photos you showed. I like white with really dark hardwood floors and the brick wall like the one photo. However, right now I am definitely in a blue phase...LOL!!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Cindy,
I love white homes too! You have shown some great examples!
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. any idea yet when RMS runs with your feature yet? I am loving the shows format!

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! I've been gone for a week and you've been a busy gal! I've been trying to catch up on all my buddies and see you're going to win the Dream Home! Oh, I vote for you! Now, when you win it and get all settled in - invite all of Blogland and we will come and bring you house warming presents - but only in white and blue!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Priscila said...

oh my goodness! Im in love with your blog. After finding it a few days ago Ive looked at it everyday ever since@! I love what you have to say and your vintage finds! I get so excited for you when I see what you got!

check out my blog too! :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Cindy, these are some of my fav pictures, too! White is chicness at its best! Love the chandy against the brick ~ we had our daughter's wedding reception in an 1890's old opera house in our downtown, with gorgeous chandeliers juxtaposed with the old bricks!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Mo said...

Cindy- You have such a wonderful eye for beautiful things! White is so calming and peaceful. Thanks for sharing the great pics. You are blog royalty!

joanie said...

Cindy -- those rooms are so beautiful. It is amazing how interesting white can be with varying textures and hues. Your blog is an inspiration and a daily "must-see." Thank you for sharing your vision and artistry.

judicreations said...

Hi Cindy
These pictures are heavenly and sooo romantic. I agree with you about the white. I think white is only cold when you leave it cold. It lends itself to become so romantic...its a lovely slate to work with even when you're working with white. Funny how that is.
Your homes and pictures are lovely.
Hope you have a lovely day.
Judi

Pink Slippers said...

Cindy- All your pictures are so beautiful..I live in California (Ventura Co.) and my hubby is from Mass.
When I went there to visit I just loved the homes. Here we have all stucco. Or it seems. Not there. I would love to live in a home in New England..But I just do not like the snow.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, the loveliness here is making me swoon!

Such beautiful photos.

FYI, I have changed my blog address! If you don't mind, would you be able to change your link to the new address? I'd be so grateful. Thank you, dear.

http://theinspiredroom.net

Kristy said...

I love the white as well. You could never get enough of it. I love the black and white with a pop of a bright color. Thanks for sharing those pictures... my fav. was the pourch with the chandy. I've saved that one myself awhile back.

Jens Place in Space said...

I love white to and it works quite well when your renting. The Dickens piece you got I am almost certain is retired because I work in the Dept 56 section at a huge christmas store. Great find!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Yes, there certainly is something refreshing about a pure white house! Everything looks for fresh and clean!!

Blessings,

Sher

Gollum said...

Oh, this was fun, Cindy! I have a curvy bench like the one in the "brick wall" photo, and this has given me an idea.

Mary Kay said...

Cindy - Thanks for the wonderful photos! An all white room has got to be soooooo hard to do. I would be scared stiff to try!

Joy said...

I love white too but my dh has other opinions...lol
I love those houses you posted. Very pretty.

Rue said...

Hi Cindy :)

I love love love white rooms, but I hate hate hate laundry and I fear that is all I would be doing if I had them LOL

All I can do is dream....

hugs,
rue

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love this post and I hate it too. I live in farmhouse territory where the only thing white are chicken feathers stuck to my kids clothes from doing chores outside. Oh to live like this in the city!! I love looking at the white interiors, and furniture as I wash my 'white' eggs to put them in the fridge.
Absolutely love it!
Blessings,
Debbie

...med tiden som hjälp-Linda said...

Wonderful pictures. And I agree with you, white is fresh! //Linda

Rosemary~ said...

Hi Cindy,
You have such nice taste. Thank you for always sharing. You have become a favorite part of my day. Actually, my day is not complete until I check your blog. Thanks. Hugs, Rosemary~

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Cindy!

I also agree! White interiors with small touches of color are indeed beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos! Have a fabulous weekend!

Smiles...

Beverly

Karen Deborah said...

Looks like Mississippi to me. Which is why we now live here, where one can AFFORD to buy a house.

bluemagpie said...

I am so with ya on the white garden. I haven't tried one yet but I think it would make a beautiful floral arrangement.

Addi :)

Janet said...

Cindy,

Those are beautiful pictures, especially the exterior pictures. next time you come East you should go to Nantucket. The white houses there are equally as gorgeous. For some reason I have been to Nantucket several times, but have never been to "the Vineyard". Maybe next summer.

Janet @ Housepeepers

Screaming Meme said...

I love white! I do! It's pure,sweet,calming and I think it is easier to keep than most think...I dream of a cream sofa~Someday~~~ I want to personally invite you to Screaming Meme's Faux School~ I'm teaching a continual class on fauxing walls,furniture,decor and maybe the dog...:) I'd love for you to come over and check it out!

Anonymous said...

It's not that they look cold, they just look like an igloo. I think white is for snowmen, hospitals.
...and igloos.

Signed,

Frosty.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and sheep are white too. Most of the sheep that post on here like white.

Baaaaaah humbug.

Rosemary said...

Love all of the photos Cindy.
Have a great rest of your weekend.
Rosemary

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

I too love white. One of my favorite books is Victoria magazine's "At Home With White". The photo of the white house with wicker furniture on the porch reminds me of the house shown in the opening credits of "Designing Women" - do you remember that show? Interior Designers in Atlanta. I loved it!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I love white but it does not work in my house..teenagers,pets and I run a daycare in home too!
I just throw it all in there..dark,light a little bit of this and that.
I can not believe your seam binding find. Those would be so pretty to display. I was at the fabric store today and asked for seam binding ribbon and they did not know what I was talking about. I do not know where to find it other then online and I do not want to pay shipping..Do you have any suggestions?
Love all your great decorating ideas. and I can't wait til you win your dream home..won't you have a blast decorating that!

Gail McCormack said...

All I can say Cindy is "DITTO"!!

Terri and Bob said...

White speaks to me, too!

Kacey said...

I'd love an all white house. But with 5 boys? Don't see it in my future...

Stephanie said...

White is pure and clean and fresh. And, FEARLESS. I can't get enough. Where's my paint? I need some more white!

Love the photos!

Stephanie

Morse farm said...

Hi!

I just want to write that you blog is absolutely wonderful.
Greta inspiration!
You have a wonderful home.
I love white to and I'm trying to turn our home into white.
Have a wonderful new week.
Bodil.

Jane Marie said...

I just found your blog. Absolutely beautiful. I think white makes everything look so fresh and clean.
I just started a new blog called Happenstance House
http://happenstancehouse.blogspot.com
I was so impressed with your blog that I immediately added it to my blogroll. I hope so can stop by sometime.

The Vineyard Painter said...

Me too! I could live in all white art studio loft so easily. Like Lisa said, I would love a white house with classic black trim/shutters. See's Candy like : )

Thanks, I always enjoy your blog!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Wow! Love all the white, too! Makes me want to trade in all my things for all white, well, almost. My DH would kill me!

Hooked on Houses said...

Baaa. I must be a sheep because I have always loved white houses and white rooms. These are especially beautiful! -Julia

Merci-Notes said...

Hello Cindy,
This is a beautiful compilation you have presented to us! I too love white homes! Our home is white on the outside and mostly white on the inside with a few exceptions now of 2 rooms.
The fourth photo.... the home that looks like a cake ~ That is here in Illinois I believe! A gorgeous home, i have only seen through magazines... In our state Capital city.

Once again thank you for sharing such beauties!

~ mary