Sunday, 10 February 2008

The 'White' Decision

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Seven years ago when my husband and I purchased our first house I had all the timber floors painted white and wow they were so gorgeous! I often wonder if they are still white or whether the new owners stripped them back and polished them. In our new house I have been having a very long debate with my husband about again painting the floors white. I think today I may have finally persuaded him so here's to the white decision and here's some gorgeous white inspiration above to celebrate!!!

19 comments:

Pia Jane said...

love white spaces. these pics are beautiful. i find it is the imperfections that white brings into a room that makes it perfect - it allows the light to dance and makes the space a living canvas.
(always let me know if you need help with convincing husband, they are always the hardest clients wouldnt you agree?!) ;-)

erika said...

great decision! post pictures when you get 'em painted!! these white rooms are beautiful - thanks for sharing!
erika
http://www.urbangraceinteriors.typepad.com/

Me, Myself & I said...

These days I'm really loving white...its so fresh, so tranquil. Great pictures.

Me, Myself & I said...

These days I'm really loving white...its so fresh, so tranquil. Great pictures.

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi anna, I dont normally like all white, love a bit of colour, but these pictures are beautiful. A bit of restraint and elegance, wow! I'd love white floors too, what were the arguments you used with hubby lol??!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Pigtown-Design said...

I love the top image... looks like a great place to take a long luxurious bath on a summer afternoon!

Potter & Co. said...

White is definately a mode elavator for me! Its a photographers heaven.

Lú! said...

I love it these photos!
All of very good taste...
A big hug Lù!
:)

Yvonne said...

This is a great way to do white and still have a warm welcoming house...love these

AnastasiaC said...

i adore white floorboards...but id be really scared to paint mine...weird as I really love dark dark dark brown floorboards too!
i think the QLD climate suits the white floors...fresh & airy! goodluck!

perfect bound said...

I love this look but would never muster the courage to paint our hardwood floors white. Maybe just one plank...

Decorno said...

Love it! I am a huge fan of all white. I just can't get enough.

Good for you on convincing our husband. :)

http://decorno.blogspot.com/search/label/White%20Hot%20Rooms

pve design said...

My husband might not even notice....tee, hee!
White on!

Bayou Contessa said...

How inspirational! I'm decorating two rooms in my house all white, but color seems to keep creeping in. Thanks for reminding me how wonderful all white can be!

Wendy said...

Oh so pretty! The bathroom and the bedroom are...! I want to live in those rooms!

halcyon said...

Anna, what paint did you use. I ask because our two dearest friends rented this lovely little cigar maker's cottage in Key West. The floors were white painted (porch paint) and they were an absolute nightmare to keep. Everything marked them. I loved the look, but I cleaned them once while we were staying there and I had to use powdered cleanser, etc.
Maybe porch paint wasn't the ticket. They were great when they were clean!

Abbey said...

lovely, lovely, lovely!

Cote de Texas said...

Anna - so how did it go this week? Are you getting your white floors for sure? I tried to convince my h to paint out floors, but no, no such luck! We need to restain them so badly and the thought of packing up and moving out for a week just stops me in my tracks.

Joni

rose said...

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