Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blank Canvas

I'm not one of those people who love an absolute white space but I love to use it as a  perfect background where I can drop amazing colors on. I like to use the pieces as the starting point for something exciting like a great table setting or a comfy bed full of dreamy pillows.

 I love this tower filled with pillows in shades of white and this tumblers with insects

White can make a room cold and icy or it can turn it into an inviting and comfortable place. White offers professional designers and aficionados alike a wide range of possibilities to create the most memorable spaces.

Clusters of rock crystal create great light effects
as well as the light that bounces off these ceramic vases


Additionally, the vibrant and pastel colors used in children spaces allow for white decorative items to pop and serve as a focal point making them ideal for this type of space.

Children ceramic mugs with animal figures just as cute as animal soft toys


When on a trip at a hotel, do you participate in the linen program they advertise in the cards sitting on your bedside table?

Have a peaceful and comfortable day!

38 comments:

  1. Those mugs are too cute and I love those polar bears. They do look so soft! As to your question: I have never noticed them before!

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  2. Gorgeous! I adore white and can never seem to get enough. I like layering different colors of cream and white together for a soft comfortable feeling.

    xo

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  3. I love neutral colored things so much - I'm always drawn to them first. Those tumblers are very neat!

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  4. I'm also a white person and love to spice my white surrounding with stains of colors.
    Yes, I always try my best with hotels linen program. I reckon it's ridiculous to change your linen once a day, isn't it?

    P.S. Thanks for visiting my guest-blogging week! Have a good week!

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  5. Those crystals are so cool!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. I'm not sure what linen program you're talking about. I do however think those animals on the ceramic mugs are adorable -- I love giraffes.

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  7. I love this white wonderland! Sometimes, I see these dreamy, romantic, all white rooms and my heart goes pitter pat. But I probably couldn't live without color.
    Since lately whenever I travel it's been with the children, we usually don't participate in the hotel linen program. Though the next trip we have booked does seem to have a large menu of pillow choices. I think I'll be ordering up from that for sure.

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  8. white, quite right! and paint is cheap as chips...

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  9. These are great! I love those mougs!!!
    Yeah White can be cold...but it can also be so elegant, and you're right it makes for a perfect background for something a lot more colourful ;o)

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  10. by mougs I meant mugs! hehehe

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  11. p.s. i have no clue who was paying for that parisian flat, a mystery huh!

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  12. I love how your post managed to make white so warming and appealing! (The last 2 children's picks are adorable!) It's such a versatile color choice - almost like a prism of many colors!

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  13. I'm a huge fan of white and ivory. So gorgeous and serene. And I just love those mugs!

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  14. I love your white motif. You are so right, there is something very stark about all white, yet done right, it can be so inviting and warm. I love the line art on those cups =)

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  15. Those insect tumblers are a tad bit creepy and a WHOLE LOT of cool. I think they'd be perfect in my bathroom! Where can i find them? Where can i find them????

    AForeignLand.blogspot.com

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  16. I had a wonderful white bedroom in Baltimore that was feminine and clean but still very warm-it's one of my favorite colors!

    When I'm staying in a hotel that offers a linen program, I always use it.

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  17. This is a very cool post. I loved the mugs and the crystals (even though they reminded me of that crazy Spencer from the Hills!). I do participated in the linen program at hotels, and appreciate those very much.

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  18. Those mugs are SO Emma! Love them!

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  19. I have actually considered buying these insect tumblers before, now I might just have to. I do have an insect porcelain tray ala Dali it would look fab with:)
    Have a fab evening Emma:)

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  20. Those polar bears are seriously cool and so are the tumblers - both insect ones and the kids' ones. Perfect xx

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  21. oh i really like the rock crystals!

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  22. The rock crystals are so pretty! I do love all white rooms. Lovely pictures!

    xo
    Valerie

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  23. I absolutely adore the pillows, and those crystals would look lovely on a desk as a paperweight. Thanks for sharing these beautiful items.

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  24. Love white and love it so much our bed, daughters bed and guest bed all have white or ivory duvet covers. I just love the clean crisp fresh look of white. How did the cooking go?

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  25. We have white china plates and bowls - I love them! I'm thinking about getting colorful chargers as accents!

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  26. These items are so fabulous and make me wish I had money to decorate my own blank space at home. Sigh. :) Someday...someday. Hehe.

    PS. Thank you for being such an awesome friend. Your words gave me hope and that's exactly what I needed to hear.

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  27. I totally agree :)

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  28. I do love white -- I painted my bedroom white, walls and ceiling and love it with my washed concrete floor... it's the perfect canvas, just like you said. It's great to have the freedom to change colors whenever I like!

    hope you're having a great week,
    xo

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  29. LOVE the rock crystals!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika

    PS - spreading the word - come one come all and
    *Enter Camille Beckman Luxury Give-Away Here*

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  30. Gorgeous stuff! Adore those crystals, so warm and inviting! I am ashamed to say that I do not participate in the recycled linens program - boo! XX!

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  31. I love white, though I'd be afraid to decorate my house in it. I'm notoriously clumsy!!

    As for the hotel's linen programs, yes I do. If it's a short stay (2-3 days), I will not have them replace those sheets. However, bathroom towels and such I have them replace daily.

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  32. I agree -- love a white or neutral colored canvas! It gives such freedom to let creativity reign! Cute little animal figures/pillows/toys :)

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  33. Thank you for the birthday wishes! :)

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  34. lately ive been loving white rooms

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  35. I love all the different types of white in these photos, especially the cluster of white rocks and polar bears.

    I've never seen a program on linen in hotels, other than them asking guests to reuse the towels to reduce water consumption for washing them, which I do.

    xo

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