Turn your space into a Winter retreat with white accents that will hold their own throughout the year. Whether you're seeking a Winter wonderland or simply want to freshen up your space with neutral decor, consider these Winter white accents. Often described as an "off-white" or ivory, this shade of white will transition you away from the dark of Winter and help you create a light, contemporary space. From your bedroom to living room, we gathered eight pieces that work well just about anywhere — take a look!
Last night, Viola Davis glowed at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Decked out in a white Marchesa gown with a metallic embroidered bodice, the color read more brass than gold, especially when compared to the color in her gold bracelet. I love the contrast between the milky dress and the metallic accents and set out to find some home decorating pieces that embraced a similar color scheme.
I'm a major fan of brass lamps, so it makes sense that three of the items I've chosen are types of lighting. Start with your overhead illumination needs with the infinitely affordable Brass Tiered Pendant Shade ($64). Made from a material mix of plastic, brass, copper, and glass, it's an inexpensive way to get in on the brass trend.
My favorite lighting choice, however, is the Hammered Brass Sconce ($165) from Serena & Lily. A concave, hand-hammered brass oval shape reflects light and will cast a warm glow throughout your room. I'm tempted to switch out my bedroom sconces with a pair of these brass sconces — they'd add such ambiance!
The ladylike curves of the Ethan Allen Hepburn Sofa ($2,200) would work perfectly with a classic, feminine decorating scheme. The sofa is a beautiful piece, from its modern straight tapered leg to its rolled arms and sleek camelback.
Shop the rest of the brass and ivory selections by clicking on each image.
Mixing oddball objects, like figurines, with more functional items is a great way to infuse a bit of personality to a coffee table or foyer console. It's easy to find inexpensive tchochkes at thrift stores or flea markets, and even easier to unify them with a quick DIY trick.
Brian Patrick Flynn from Decor Demon uses white glossy spray paint to give random accessories a sense of cohesion but prefers to throw in a bit of metallic to break up the white and add dimension. The two lattice-style containers can be used for storage, while the trophy-shaped vase and cherub candle holders work to create ambiance. For just $24, he's pulled together a stylish and utilitarian vignette that would work fabulously in any entryway. Check out more of Brian's DIY-themed Ideabooks at Houzz!
Sweet Winter spaces, perfectly appointed formal living rooms, and other beautiful spaces are catching my eye this week. From gilded accent furniture to guest rooms you'd love to lay your head in, get inspired to decorate this weekend with these five spaces.
- Dare to create gorgeous Winter white rooms.
- Dare to create gorgeous Winter white rooms. — House Beautiful
- Learn how to make a leaning shelf tower. — Craft
- Get all of the steps and details behind this DIY dresser makeover. — Houzz
- Find out about a new online shelter magazine. — Stylelist Home
- Small spaces? These storage ideas are made for them. — Real Simple
- Try these tips from Apartment Therapy's founder to create the perfect space. — The Daily Beast
- Find a less expensive option for a modern metal and wood pendant. — Remodelista
- This reimagined Victorian has a definite modern side. — Apartment Therapy
Designer Kim Samson certainly loves the outdoors no matter what the weather is, and she brings the outdoors in to her white-based and so Scandinavian house. Sheep outside as well as sheep inside in the form of rugs is a major theme in this funky home. And all, of course, with the always fashionable, uber-chic and rustic Nordic touch . . .
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This week I'm inspired by spaces that boldly use pattern — as well as rooms that boldly eschew it. Check out spaces influenced by a restrained hand when it comes to color and pattern, as well as ones that happily embrace it. Which room is your favorite this week?
The popularity of these clocks soared from the 1800s until the 1920s, reflecting whatever style was in vogue, from baroque to art nouveau. Cuckoo clocks became a staple piece for every European bourgeois living room. Today, this iconic design is hotter than ever with ultra-clean versions that only reference the silhouette. Our pick? Unica Home's white, modern masterpiece pictured above.
This week, I'm gravitating toward dominantly white rooms that still manage to feel warm by incorporating natural elements like wood, copper, and jute. The look is modern and airy, but the earthy elements keep it from feeling sterile. I especially love the idea of switching out colorful, bold accessories, which work so well in Spring and Summer, for neutral, textured accents that feel cozy for cooler seasons.
Lately, my eyes been straying towards spaces that are inspirational in their simplicity. From 19th-century-inspired bridal photo shoots to homes with minimal decoration, these spaces really let the mind wander and daydreams overtake your afternoon. Come along and see what spaces I'm appreciating this week.