A World of White


 Featured in Architectural Digest (Dec 2010) this sophisticated home designed by Alexa Hampton is a world of white.   Aside from being enormous, which rarely impresses me these days, this home has one of my favorite architectural elements, symmetry. The balance of windows, and built ins, and all the geometry create the ultimate feeling of calm and balance.  The homeowner was aiming for understated, and though the sheer size and crispness of the home and it's furnishings makes a real statement, it does speak to the "peaceful, beautiful and colour-less" calm they were after.



 Alexa Hampton notes the importance of delineating furniture in all white spaces.  It's the little details that make all the difference, the dark stain legs and the bottom of a sofa, studded trims, shape and silhouettes.  A great tip for attempting the all white interior.


16 comments:

  1. Lovely the bookcase is my favorite- I have always loved the look of white but with two monkeys in my house I can't imagine I could pull it off!

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  2. Gorgeous! I always wanted an all-white house so I will take this one! Happy weekend.

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  3. wow!! imagine walking into that entryway every night after work!! :) i can't do all white but these are some lovely photos! :)

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  4. Gorgeous white house. Very clean and surprisingly elegant! Great post, check out 3D Rendering

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  5. There is something so soft and pretty about all white rooms. Just lovely :)

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  6. Amazing spaces! I am so glad you posted these photos as I am going to listen to Alexa speak on Tuesday, now I am even more excited! Thanks

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  7. What I love about this home is that the white isn't just soothing, but also sophisticated. I think the architectural detailing is to thank for that...
    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

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  8. One beautiful photo after another. This is a stunning home! The staircase is gorgeous.
    -Jordana

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  9. There is something really timeless about all white interiors and yet it seems like they are being reinvented all the time. Thanks for sharing!

    Jamie Herzlinger

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  10. Gorgeous indeed. What an inspirational space!

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  11. This is absolutely stunning. I like the tips, too.

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  12. So much in-love with the white spaces!Gosh, they are soothing to my eyes especially the white bedroom! so amazing about the interiors and the designs,its all decorated so well!Gorgeous Place..its heavenly and feeling luxe indeed!Thanks For Sharing.so inspiring.

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  13. White can be so beautiful. Love it.

    Leigha

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  14. the chandelier in the first photo is JAW DROPPING! Gorgeous post. L

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