Friday, January 2, 2009

white




I'm missing my kids these past few days, but their absence has given me a chance to go through the house and change things around. I've repainted, rearranged, and recycled, and now our house feels fresh. I haven't added anything new, I've just pared down and simplified and the results are making me happy!

After five years of gray-green, our living room is now white. It took me two days of painting all day, but it was worth it. After looking at Mrs. French's white posts from Skona Hem, I decided it was time for a change. Thanks, Traci for the inspiration!
For more white interiors, have a look at Pure Style . Happy weekend!

12 comments:

andrea tachezy said...

Your home looks so nice Jill! and those flowers!

Bohemian girl said...

Pretty!

raining sheep said...

I love the all white look. I have a couple of Pure Style books and just love them - so many great ideas.

karin said...

Happy New Year to you.
Your home is so calm and clear. Looks very nice.

Stardust said...

Lovely white corner! Is that little fireplace for decoration only, or do you use it? Its cute. Looks like a lovely spot for reading a good book and sipping tea..

Wishing you Happy New Year!

Stardust said...

Books by the fireplace.. Got to ask if you've already read Hustvedt's "The sorrows of an American"?

mary said...

W-O-W! It looks gorgeous! Great job!

Jill said...

hey, thanks folks for appreciating the white paint! i'm so happy now that it's done.

stardust, the stove is a working one, which we use everyday in the fall and winter, although it runs on gas, not wood. i grew up in a house where we heated with real woodstoves only. no other source of heat! there was a lot of wood to be cut and carried in those days. now i'm a city girl who presses a button to get the stove started, but it is lovely to sit in front of. it's very warm and it looks like a real wood fire.

also, i haven't read "the sad american"...i will have to look for it...it must be worth the read if you are mentioning it!

Jill said...

oops...saw that the title of the book is "the sorrows of an american", not "the sad american" :) i'm intriuged by the title, nonetheless...

Stardust said...

I got this "sad-sorrow american" as a christmas gift and read it in lapland (by the fireplace). It took place at Manhattan & Minnesota, the only two area's I've visited at States ; )

Esti said...

You have a beautiful home. I like the white look too and I'm considering it myself, just as soon as I find the time and the energy... It gives so much light to your space... :)

Liz said...

eeek!
it's just beautiful!