October 21, 2011

Inspiration in White


Hi Friends, Happy Friday! Isn't there something so fabulous about Friday? I think so. I love spending Friday nights filled with fun and people I love,  then getting up early on Saturday mornings, (because I don't have to) and taking in as much of the weekend as I can, indulging in favorites-- books, blogs, pastimes and family. 

And speaking of favorites-- white is one of them, especially in the wintertime. I know that white is usually associated with summer, but its contributions to the beautiful when the weather is cold and the light is scarce are also fantastic. With its light-reflecting qualities it brightens up dark winter days, and depending on the light that is cast onto it, its hue can run the spectrum becoming at varying times creams, greens, grays and more. In these photos white is not at all stark or cold. It is at once warm and refreshing.













Country Living, this photo & next 3





Have a beautiful weekend!

xo Keri

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, Keri! Check out my latest post. You've just received a Versatile Blogger Award! :)
    ~ Wendi ~

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  2. This ENTIRE post, is where my decorative heart and soul LIVES!!!!!!!!!! KERI DEAR! You came to visit me today and I thank you for following! I have spent all day working on opening my etsy shop, so I have been away from my blog. Your post is truly a showcase of beautiful whites and grays with which I have decorated my little castle with. THANK YOU FOR EACH DELICIOUS PHOTO!!!!!

    Enjoy Sunday! Anita

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  3. I love white at all times, maybe esoecially in in winter. Every image in this post was beautiful, each more so than the last. Loved every thing about it!
    Stacy

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  4. Wendi, you're too kind. Thank you! I left a comment on your post.

    Anita, thank you for the comment & for following! My 8-year-old daughter listened to the "Hallelujah" song on you blog with me. It's one of her favorites!

    Stacy, thank so much for the lovely comment!

    -Keri

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  5. This post is completely drool worthy! Thanks so much for visiting Inspired Design and for your very sweet comment! I am now happily following you. xo

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  6. What a totally GORGEOUS POST..........ahhhh has me dreaming. I LOVE white in both decor and how I dress, own tons of white. So happy to have "met" you and now I am your newest follower! Welcome to blogland, this is such a beautiful post which I will be bookmarking and keeping to use in one of my upcoming posts to ponder!!

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  7. Debby, thank you too for visiting and following! I'm so happy to have you. I'm so glad you liked the post.

    Tina, so happy to have met you too and thanks for following!

    Thanks for the welcome to blogland. It's such a vast place that it feels a lot like settling in to a huge brand new city, with lots of friends and discoveries to make, and so much to become familiar with. I'm loving every minute!

    -Keri

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  8. yes! love whites but also love it most when there is a pop of color in the mix. great images. so much inspiration here!

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  9. @Kate LewisKate, great point! A pop of color really offsets white and vice versa. Thanks for the comment!

    -Keri

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  10. OMG I die for every picture! What a breath of fresh air!

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  11. @parisapartment Claudia, thanks so much for the sweet comment!

    -Keri

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  12. oh I imagine my self as the one in the last image! so comfortable, peaceful, relaxed, elegant, and with many gifts in the bed! ha.. have a great weekend!

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  13. @KarlitaKarlita, I like the way you think! :)

    -Keri

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  14. Love, love these images. I am working on a post with romantic images. These are beautiful. Found your blog through Tina at Enchanted Home.

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  15. Here from The Enchanted Home! Gorgeous post! I love all white and these images are fantastic!

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  16. I am here from The Enchanted Home too. All the white and muted colors are so beautiful. What's nice is that these rooms don't feel "stiff" in spite of all the light colors. They are totally inviting. Because I am always interested in how someone lights a space, I took note of the crystal chandelier with the exposed electrical wire. It is done in such a way that is very charming. Have you ever seen the beautiful crystal lamps from Restoration Hardware that are electrified in a typical French fashion? It's a look that is atypical.

    I also noted the sconces in the day bed picture have very pretty cord covers (so clever). In that same picture, I loved the way they used a sheet to create the drape.

    Very lovely post! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Cindy

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  17. What a magnfiicent post. Makes me want to redecorate my newly decorated house in all white ( just kidding I love my house but this is just so beautiful). Great blog happy to have found you through Enchanted Home.

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  18. @Taylor GreenwaltTaylor, thank you! I'll be by your blog to check it out! Thanks so much for the comment.

    -Keri

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  19. @Cindy AlbertCindy, good eye! I love the Restoration Hardware crystal lamps too. So glad you're here. Thanks for following!

    -Keri

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  20. @Annie H.Annie, I know the feeling. Once you get it perfect you find something else that catches your eye. C'est la vie! Thanks for commenting and following!

    -Keri

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