Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The White House

I know most people are thinking of warm colors associated with Fall right now but lately I've been drawn to the simplicity and elegance of a mostly white house exterior. I think an almost/all white palette allows the surronding lanscape and architectural details to take on a life of their own!

images: Pretty Stuff, House Beautiful, ?, Country Living

16 comments:

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i LOVE white houses - my house is white :o) ... friend of mine lives in a GORGOUS huge "white house" - her son started school - the teacher asked "where do you live" - his response "in the white house" .. :o)

Nikki said...

I have a thing for white interiors and exteriors. I wear beige too. I try so hard to incorporate color but it is such a struggle!

mb said...

Love white houses. There is something so nostalgic about them.

mb from Dallas

a Broad said...

We used to live around the corner from a huge old clapboard house. White with black shutters and a red door with this lovely big porch.
The doctor and his wife who lived there had 6 children and I always imagine that a house like that, should have lots of children inside :)
Now, I only have a dog ( the children visit) .. but I would still be happy in a big white house.

Ivy Lane said...

all beautiful.. I love the one with the pool!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Thank you for reminding me why I have a white home ( with a little bit of black trim ) I totally fell for the one in HB this month, I look at it over and over :) xx

angela walker jewelry said...

I just adore the first one! I love the look of white houses myself.. There is something so fresh and tidy about them...
Health and happiness,
Angela

Karena said...

Julie there is something about white houses! They have a feeling of invitation into what is beyond the front door.

Karena
Art by Karena

Amanda* said...

These make me feel like having a lazy Saturday (by that pool!) :)

Empress of The Eye said...

I totally agree on an all white house exterior. It is all about lines and shadows to show off the details. Great examples in this post.
I am going to use your coverage to convince a client that this is the way to go on her exterior paint color we are discussing right now!
Many thanks...she will listen to you.

wishful nals said...

these are gorgeous!

Paulette @ At Home in Arkansas said...

What I wouldn't give to be by that pool right now. Just lovely... The home I dream of having one day.

{tig} said...

definitely! there's something so charming about a white house exterior...

{p.s.} believe image three is:
http://citified.blogspot.com/2010/09/fond-farewell-to-summer.html

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

I love white homes....they always have such curb appeal!!!

P.s. The third image is from Atlanta Homes Magazine :)

Gramercy Home said...

I'm all about white houses. They are so welcoming. These are just beautiful!

Diane Bergeron said...

How cute is the Kate Spade House!?! I love the crispness of the white.

DBI

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