What’s It Like Living With a Mostly White Color Palette?

I didn’t always live with a predominantly white color palette at home. In our first home (condo in a Chicago highrise), I was crazy for all things French country and colorful. Teal floral wallpaper in the bedroom, blue stripes in the bath, mauve floral in the kitchen, bold border in the dining room. As a young mother to sons, I enjoyed bold periwinkles, yellows, reds, and Restoration Hardware minty green. I didn’t fall for white until my taste evolved around the time the boys hit adolescence. (Was there a relationship there between the crazy era of teen parenting and craving the calm of white?) What’s It Like Living With a Mostly White Color Palette? Let’s discuss.

Serene white decor in breakfast nook with window seat and Belgian linen upholstery - Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendecor #breakfastnook #windowseat #frenchfarmhouse #europeancountry #belgianlinen #frenchcountry #interiordesign
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What’s It Like Living With a Mostly White Color Palette?

I would likely be more popular as a blogger if I decorated with bold color and pattern, refreshing rooms a few times a year as savvy marketers do. However, my choices at home are to suit me and my family and not to increase social media traffic. I like pared down rooms that feel serene and quiet.

White is perfect for creating such a mood!

Serene white French country and European inspired kitchen with window seat and Belgian linen accents. #hellolovelystudio #kitchendesign #serenedecor #kitchens #frenchcountry #frenchnordic #whitekitchens #romanticdecor
Ideas for living with a white color palette as well as a home tour!

But which white? I field questions like this every single day! Pssst. If you SUBSCRIBE, you can score free decor and paint color advice since I always respond. Simply hit “reply” to the email!

Serene French country cottage style bedroom with Stikwood Hamptons accent wall and white oak flooring. #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #europeancountry #frenchcountry #frenchnordic #whitebedrooms #stikwood #hamptons #serenedecor

Choosing White Paint Colors

It’s a topic I write about fairly often, and most folks don’t think it is challenging to pick a white paint until they bring home a can, and it’s all wrong.

Best white paint color guide on Hello Lovely. #whitepaintcolors #bestwhitepaint

Too bright of a white can feel cold or institutional. A white with too much warmth can feel dingy, dated, or uninviting.

Belgian linen chaise and antique sideboard from Belgian in our European farmhouse inspired living room - Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #livingroom #europeancountry #belgianlinen #interiordesign

Whites are affected by the light entering a room and even the area of the country where you live. Choosing the right white paint starts with sampling a few different colors. And the white that is best for your room may not even have “white” in the paint color name!

Serene French country cottage style bedroom with Stikwood Hamptons accent wall and white oak flooring. #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #europeancountry #frenchcountry #frenchnordic #whitebedrooms #stikwood #hamptons #serenedecor
Ideas for living with a white color palette as well as a home tour!

For example, a greyed-white like Benjamin Moore Classic Gray may be the perfect cool but not cold color for your space.

Read this for help choosing white paint colors.

Layering Whites in Your Decor

Living with mostly white at home certainly involves more than slapping white paint on the walls. It typically means layering neutrals, mixing pale tones, and bringing in various textures. To keep things in a room feeling calm, I generally aim for low contrast which is different than a mindset where you add pops of color for interest.

Entrance with stone steps to our home in the woods in winter - Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #cottageexterior

In our former home, even the exterior was a mix of neutrals like putty, stone, limestone, and beige.

River rock stone accents on our European country inspired cottage exterior. #hellolovelystudio #cottagedesign #houseexterior #rivercottage #riverrock

(If you like the siding color above, mix 50% of Cornforth White No. 228 with 50% of Hardwick White No. 5 for a custom Hello Lovely stone color!)

Texture Ideas With an All White Palette

In our former bedroom, we used Stikwood (Hamptons White) for texture in our white bedroom. It’s a great choice when you’re after warmth but don’t want to feel like you’re in a barn.

Serene French country cottage style bedroom with Stikwood Hamptons accent wall and white oak flooring. #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #europeancountry #frenchcountry #frenchnordic #whitebedrooms #stikwood #hamptons #serenedecor

As you can see, there are a variety of “whites” in the bedroom. I painted the furniture BM Revere Pewter, the chair is Belgian linen (color is sand), and the coverlets are bright white and light grey. The puckered waffle-like bedding is another way to add texture.

French Nordic style room with settee and vintage grain sack pillows - Hello Lovely Studio. #frenchnordic #frenchcountry #allwhitedecor
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Nubby linens and vintage grainsacks can help out a mostly white look when you’re after an unfussy look and don’t want a look that is too precious.

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Vintage Grain Sack Pillow Cover from ReFindDecorCo on Etsy…and also FIND HERE.

They work great outdoors too!

Our French country courtyard with bench and linen pillows - Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcourtyard #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #outdoordecor #romanticgarden
Ideas for living with a white color palette as well as a home tour!

Outdoor Living With White Decor

Something magic happens when you keep it very simple outside with green and white.

French farmhouse inspired courtyard with pea gravel, wood furniture, and vintage galvanized buckets. #hellolovelystudio #gardens #courtyards #frenchfarmhouse #peagravel #outdoorfurniture #outdoordecor
Furniture painted a mixture of 50% Cornforth White No. 228 and 50% Hardwick White No. 5

In this courtyard we created, greyed-white furniture mingles with neutral toned pea gravel and concrete pavers.

Rustic elegant patio chairs with linen pillows on my patio. #hellolovelystudio #patiochairs #rattanchairs #europeancountry #outdoordecor
Wicker Chairs on the patio.

Ivory white cushions and mist grey linen pillows on patio chairs carries the look from inside right on out.

Knotty alder front door with speakeasy opens to a pea gravel French inspired courtyard - Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #entry #courtyard #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #europeancountry #interiordesign

Living with calm colors inside and out means home feels like a refuge. Isn’t that the whole point of thoughtfully assembling a home? It truly begins with knowing yourself and then choosing finishes and features that support that knowing. What colors make you feel relaxed?

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom - Aristotle quote.

This tour of our former home reveals plenty of: white walls, Belgian linen, and pale unfussy European inspired style. I was totally inspired by this design book before we got started:

Belgian linen upholstered chairs, white oak hardwood flooring, and a French fireplace in our European inspired country living room - Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #livingroom #interiordesign #europeancountry #frenchcountry #frenchfireplace #serenedecor

Our living room (above) is an example of living with white and still enjoying warmth.

Lots of White Feels Like Sanctuary

Living beautifully at home and retreating to a sanctuary is more profound than ever. Maybe you feel it too. Our homes have to work harder for us now in post-pandemic times.

White oak hardwood flooring and Belgian linen furniture in our European country inspired cottage with white walls and serene decor. #hellolovelystudio #livingroom #whiteoak #europeancountry #frenchfarmhouse #belgianlinen #benjaminmoorewhite
Belgian linen club chair with industrial accent table in my European country living room with French fireplace. #hellolovelystudio #belgianlinen #livingroomdecor #europeancountry #belgianstyle #serenedecor #interiordesign

Here are a few resources when you like a tonal look:

Agda Classic Elegant Traditional Upholstered Dining Chair
Louis Style Dining Chairs: FIND HERE
French country bedroom with cottage style furniture and rustic white Stikwood (Hamptons) wood plank wall. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor #stikwood #hamptons #frenchfarmhouse #allwhite #interiordesign
Hello Lovely’s Rustic Romantic Bedroom with Stikwood and Knotty Alder Doors
Montauk Panel Bed
Rustic Wood Panel Bed: FIND HERE
S/2 Lambert Side Chairs, Bisque Linen
Slope arm linen chair, set of 2: FIND HERE

Gentle colors and soothing finishes contribute to a sanctuary feel for sure. But history places a part too. Living with antiques and vintage objects brings soul to your interiors.

the hall to the kitchen has white oak hardwood flooring. #hellolovelystudio #interiordesign #whiteoakhardwood #benjaminmoorewhite #shakerkitchen #interiordesign #serenedecor

This long farm bench above is one we commissioned 23 years ago for our kitchen farm table. It is made from barn wood taken from a local 1800s barn.

Knotty alder interior door with bronze hardware opening to my closet with Victorian painted dresser. #hellolovelystudio #knottyalder #interiordoors #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign

A Victorian dresser in my closet is another way to bring function and beauty to the everyday. A brand new dresser or built-in would be functional, but antiques offer character and quality.

White Shaker cabinetry and apron front fireclay sink in my serene white kitchen with Viatera quartz (Minuet) and polished marble subway tile backsplash. #hellolovelystudio #kitchendesign #farmsink #shakerkitchen #whitekitchen #frenchcountry #subwaytile #serenekitchen

White roses are a simple way to enjoy white at home and look good everywhere.

Serene white decor in breakfast nook with window seat and Belgian linen upholstery - Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendecor #breakfastnook #windowseat #frenchfarmhouse #europeancountry #belgianlinen #frenchcountry #interiordesign

Shop my Home!

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Brass Floor Lamp
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Laurel Wreath Mirror
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Holborn Lantern Pendant
Tray Side Table
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
Encouraging quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquotes #quotes #encouragement #personalgrowth

In Praise of White Bathrooms

Is there anyone who doesn’t love a white bathroom? They feel clean, pristine, and bright. I am learning just how important white bathrooms are for me this very moment. At the new house, the primary bathroom is tiled with dark brown and chocolaty granite. Even the vanity is brown.

Our master bedroom and bath have rustic knotty alder interior doors and liberal doses of French country. #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #alderdoors #romanticdecor #rusticelegance

I’m looking forward to erasing it all so the color story is more like our former bath above. A stool like this is such a great perch in a bath near the tub, as extra seating in a kitchen, or even as a small bedside table.

These white marble trays can organize any number of things in a bath or beyond.

I’m planning on adding another vintage clawfoot tub to the new house – they are so perfect for long soothing bubble baths.

Serene white French country bathroom with vintage clawfoot tub and calacatta look porcelain tile. #hellolovelystudio #whitebathrooms #bathroomdesign #frenchcountry #clawfoottub

A Mix of Whites in the Dining Room

With the dining room this close to the kitchen, I wanted everything to flow.

Window seat with European inspired pillows and Belgian linen slipcovered dining chairs in a breakfast area of a French country kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio. #frenchcountry #kitchendesign #breakfastroom #belgianlinen #windowseat #serenedecor
I painted the dining table Behr Garden Wall

In fact, the kitchen chairs needed to work with the dining room table since they were often pulled in there for dinners.

Slipcovered Chair: HERE
Serene white French country and European inspired kitchen with window seat and Belgian linen accents. #hellolovelystudio #kitchendesign #serenedecor #kitchens #frenchcountry #frenchnordic #whitekitchens #romanticdecor
Rustic Round Dining Table
Rustic Round Dining Table: FIND HERE

White Trim With Natural Wood Tones

When I decided to use natural wood doors with white trim back in 2015, there weren’t a lot of homeowners or designers embracing the look. But I knew we would!

Knotty alder door and white oak hardwood in our French Nordic style bedroom with white and pale grey. #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #knottyalder #europeancountry #whiteoak #romanticdecor

As these images reveal, my personal style embraces what I have always termed the timeless and the tranquil. No matter what colors are trending for Pantone or Sherwin-Williams, white works for me!

Belgian linen arm chair and antique silver accent table in my bedroom with rustic alder door. #hellolovelystudio #belgianlinen #linenchair #slipcoveredchair #frenchcountry #belgianstyle #europeancountry

Is It Hard to Live With White?

I’m not sure I have ever been in a position to be more objective about this topic. Almost a year ago, we bought a home filled with dark brown finishes: brown granite, brown tile, brown doors, brown cabinets. Is it day to day living easier with such dark colors?

Viatera quartz countertop (Minuet) and fireclay farm sink in my serene white Shaker kitchen. #hellolovelystudio #viatera #whitequartz #minuet #quartzcontertop #farmsink #kitchendesign

Good gracious, no! You see dust on brown finishes. Fingerprints and smudges show up easy on reflective brown granite. And when dark colors depress your mood…that is not easy living in my book.

Serene white Shaker kitchen with fireclay farm sink and vintage work cart. Viatera Minuet quartz on counters. #hellolovelystudio #kitchendesign #serenedecor #viatera #minuet #farmsink #reinhard

White quartz is one of those materials that is almost indestructible and so easy to live with. Don’t count it out when you’re looking for ease.

Inspirational quote about giving: Give like the sun and the whole world grows tall. #hellolovelystudio #inspirationalquotes #personalgrowth #encouragement #generosity

If you have a minute to share your own thoughts about living with mostly white at home, please do add to the beauty…

Video of Me Living With White at our Former Home

Shop my Home!

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Brass Floor Lamp
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Laurel Wreath Mirror
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Holborn Lantern Pendant
Tray Side Table
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing

Wishes for You

My heart is often tender and overflowing, and I occasionally get brave enough to allow the wonder and wishes to overflow a little bit right here.

Charming French country inspired garden with pea gravel and boxwood. #hellolovelystudio #gardendecor #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcourtyard #peagravel #outdoordecor

I wish you the blessing of beautiful living in the shelter you call home.

I wish you sweetness, this very moment, to counter any bitterness within your being.

Michele of Hello Lovely using an HP Elitebook.
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I wish you heartfulness to soften the beautiful edges of your soul.

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio in living room with Antique Belgian sideboard and abstract painting. #hellolovelystudio #livingroom #europeancountry #interiordesign

I wish you loving kindness, lavishly overflowing from hidden wholeness within and…

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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6 Comments

  1. Marilyn S.
    August 29, 2022 / 5:57 am

    I hear you . We moved from a light, bright home in Florida to our current house in GA. a little over 8 years ago and it was like day and night ! The house was for sure what I called a “study in browns”. Dark browny granite , dark cabinets and vanities, dark tile floors in the bathrooms, dark red walls in the kitchen and every other wall in the house was a horrible brown color, and to top it off …… some of the ceilings had been painted the same awful brown. Needless to say paint was priority number 1 . We added 5 ft. white beadboard throughout the main living areas , halls and bathrooms and a shorter version in the bedrooms and then painted the area above the white headboard various grays and a light tan in our bedroom. Then the kitchen cabinets and vanities were painted white ( what a job) but well worth it. I get a lot of comments about my light colored slip covered sofa – how do you keep it clean ? Easy I wash it on gentle and hang it to dry. Recently while we were on a day trip in the GA. mountains I stumbled on a great deal on a set of Piubelle raw edge white sheets, they were the last set in a little gift shop and the price had been slashed . Living with white and light colors with lots of textures is right up my alley.

    Thanks for the post with another glimpse of the new house ,I’m loving the linen curtain under the sink.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 29, 2022 / 10:06 am

      I know I would feel right at home in your house, and since it is in Georgia…when can I move in? And the beadboard. I’m nutty for it. I haven’t found the right place to use it here yet, but it feels like home to me. The funny thing about brown is I have a good friend who adores living with brown – she never feels compelled to change it in the same way we are about white! Painting cabinets is…oh, goodness…I have listened to a ton of good podcasts while painting brown things. And AMEN to slipcovered everything – I’ll never tire of the look or the ease. Hoping to use my linen slipcovers from the Arizona house in this one – washed them recently and don’t mind the few wrinkles. Good job scoring that bargain! I’m actually going shopping away from my laptop today – something I haven’t done in ages. Yay! Can’t wait to share more of our kitchen with you. Worked on the pantry this morning, and it’s getting ready for its closeup. πŸ™‚

  2. Suzi Wollman
    August 29, 2022 / 8:43 am

    I have found such gentle, easy, loving joy in your blog. You inspire me to be quieter, more peaceful, and for those gifts, I thank you from my heart.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 29, 2022 / 10:00 am

      Thank you for your beautiful words that go straight to my heart. I am so honored to have you on the journey and wish you peace right where you are. xox

  3. Suzie
    August 29, 2022 / 9:00 am

    Love your former home Michelle. I look forward to seeing your new abode. Like you I crave the serenity of white. I am grateful that you feature this style. Don’t worry about not showcasing the latest Panitone Color.
    Everyone has their own style. Variety is the spice of life. Wishing you all the best.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 29, 2022 / 9:59 am

      Thanks for adding to the beauty here! Yes – thank goodness there is diversity and no design police to write me a ticket for a lack of “pops of color!” Hahaha. Hoping to share pretty pics of the “afters” here when we can actually complete these projects. It’s the hardest one to date. πŸ™‚

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing