Photo Gallery: White Rooms
Browse fresh and simple spaces.
Glossy surfaces create intriguing reflections.
With the ethos that less is more when designing her own modern kitchen, designer Julie Charbonneau stepped back many times to judiciously examine each item. “I usually put stuff all over, but this space looks much better if it stays empty,” says Charbonneau. Against the clean, white kitchen, the large, dark-wood dining table takes centre stage under a showstopping light fixture.
An oversized island adds drama.
Owner and designer Julie Charbonneau broke up her white kitchen by dramatically framing the door to the loft’s bedroom — and the window beyond — with extra-wide wood trim. A concrete ceiling layers texture into the clean-lined space.
White-painted brick walls make the industrial windows pop.
In designer Julie Charbonneau’s loft, low furnishings keep the focus on the space’s unique architectural features such as the arched windows and raw cement ceiling. Hits of grey, black and dark wood break up the monochromatic scheme.
A minimal, all-white space.
Designer Julie Charbonneau’s principal bedroom feels luxurious with its floor-to-ceiling drapes, cosy chaise and soft upholstered bed with a wall-to-wall headboard.
Light marble complements the cabinetry.
A traditional New England-style kitchen is always in fashion. Glass doors lighten up the expanse of Shaker cabinets. For the countertops, the designer chose honed Nero Assoluto black granite, and honed and waxed Statuario marble for the island.
Eclectic furniture and accessories add personality to white walls.
Designer Emma Kenley created an informal family dining space with an eclectic array of furniture: vintage-style metal dining chairs, a high back sofa, an eagle-motif mirror and a contemporary chandelier. The floor tiles were sourced at two different stores in order to get the right colours, and for a look that can’t be found in any other home.
A white palette doesn't compete with expansive views.
Designer Jill Greaves furnished this living room with an inviting sectional sofa, appropriately scaled for a compact apartment. Graphic pillows and a round coffee table add interest.
Stacked wood and greenery add natural elements to a mostly-white room.
Designer and popular blogger Emma Reddington chose a pale colour for the walls in her south-facing living room “to make it feel even brighter and to offset the artwork.” The dramatic mirror, found at a neighbourhood thrift store, plays up the high ceilings, while the 20-arm black chandelier invokes a sense of drama.
A two-tone hand railing creates a graphic statement.
This sculptural yet charming living room staircase allows access to a widow’s walk. The room is filled with details typical of Nantucket interiors, from the vintage campaign chest with brass pulls to the bobbin chairs to the sisal rug.
Moulding and window trim painted a crisp white makes a space seem larger.
The entry’s mix of clean white walls and dark hardwood flooring punctuated by a colourful Eames Hang-It-All sets the tone for the home of Building Bryks-star Danielle Nicholas.
White beadboard walls are classic and timeless.
A headboard slipcover and bedskirt in watery blue and white stripes bring a touch of colour and pattern to this room. Dark floors, nightstand and blinds also help to break up the white.
Simple vignettes bring a white room to life.
Despite the absence of colour, jewelry designer Maryam Keyhani’s principal bedroom still radiates plenty of elegance and drama, thanks to the classic shapes of the bow-front dresser, paper chandelier and fashion motifs that give it a Parisian-apartment feel.
A classic clawfoot tub pairs nicely with white beadboard walls.
A dark schoolhouse-style sconce and soft green countertop contrast with the white walls. A bank of windows lets in plenty of natural light, keeping the room airy and bright.
White floors, cabinets and walls lend a spa-like feel.
In designer Christine Ralphs‘ principal bathroom, mirrored walls and glass panels play with one’s perception of space. An overall white palette keeps the look immaculate.
Mismatched vintage mirrors add interest to a wall of white subway tiles.
Blogger Anna Spiro of Absolutely Beautiful Things had an old wooden table converted into this fresh-looking double vanity. She purchased the two mirrors from a local salvage store. The white subway wall tiles and hexagonal floor tiles are in keeping with the Art Deco era of the bungalow.