Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Seeking Clarity











One of the things I love so much about using white as a background on surfaces like walls, floors, cabinetry and even sofas, armchairs and bedding is that you can layer lots of colour on top or strip it back to it's bare self and simplify.  It's just so flexible.  With my thoughts turning to planning our Summer look here at Black & Spiro I am craving a bit of clarity this week so maybe that's why I am posting these tonal white-on-white photos to strip back the colour, clear my head and start again.

xx
Anna 

image 1 - john derian, image 2, 3, 4 via pretty stuff, image 5 via art and lair blog, image 5 via pretty stuff

16 comments:

Kim Grey said...

I couldn't agree more. White spaces, like art galleries, distill each element to its essence. What a breath of fresh air!

pve design said...

I needed this. I think there is nothing better than clearing a space to find clarity or a fresh start. If I were to get married again, I would wear that white shirt dress. Reminds me of the freshness of black and white photography.
pve

Mrs. Sutton said...

VERY fresh and beautiful - that first image is sublime!
Looking forward to seeing what you do with white - always an inspiration.
Paula x

Laura said...

cant wait to see your summer look anna! love white as a background - always!
laura x

Ness Lockyer said...

I love them all Anna! You know I am a sucker for white.
Ness xx

Peta Rudd said...

Great post Anna. LOVE your new profile photo by the way (been meaning to tell you for some time now)- you look absolutely gorgeous. Can you tell me if you don't mind, where you got your earrings from? Love your style as always xxx

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Anna,

I love these photos. Where they may be light on color, they do not lack for texture! The first photo seems so comfortable, that I would love to curl up on the sofa and read some poetry by the window.

Cannot wait to see what you come up with for the Summer look.

Liz

Debra Turner said...

I know what you mean about using white. I live in a NYC apartment and want to maximize space. So I always paint my walls a linen white, which has a warm yellow undertone. It also lets me bring brights and colors into my apartment. Everything still looks clean and cozy.

carol jane said...

I agree. I love anything white. Dishes, bedding,walls, my white slipcovered sofa,pottery. Love it. I even have a white car!

EDYTA & CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Love these images! I so agree with the white as a background :)

Edyta
http://www.edytaandco.com/blog-4/

mikky said...

That vintage zebra photo is sensational. I need to do that one day!

:)
mikky
www.todaloos.com

Delightful Domestic Science said...

*such a clever way to decorate*

Heidi from Saffron Marigold said...

I absolutely agree that white brings clarity. I know this as a concept, but find it interesting how peaceful it is to actually look at the white on white images...
I love white in bedrooms in particular... it seems to create a foundation for our days and our dreams.

vicki archer said...

Great pics Anna... i could do with a bit of clarity myself! .... xv

Chloe L. Thornton said...

I like your style, keep up the great posting xx

www.symmetricalsolace.com

In-SA-NE (pronounced Insan) said...

Never thought of filling up my head board that way! I love it!