It's been so long since I've done a "Music Keeps Me Spirited" blog post. I've been wanting to do one for so long but I haven't been feeling a song. Then of course two ideas came to me, but now that it's spring, I decided to start with white rooms. You know the 1968 classic song from Cream, White Room, right? I'm a huge Eric Clapton lover so of course that makes me a huge Cream fan. If you don't know the song you should really listen to it below. Although the song first starts out with "In the white room with black curtains", this post will only be about all white rooms. But if you follow along on this blog you know I'm a big fan of the classic black and white combo.
The thing with white rooms is they can take on many different feelings. You can go with stark, bright white with minimal lines and you've got an ultra modern room. Then you can get a more country feeling, with a rustic white, by adding more creamy, yellowish white mixed with some aged furniture. Then there's the sophisticated white, that is a mix between the two. You have layers, upon layers of many different shades of white. It doesn't feel cold, but still is a white room. For me personally, I think white rooms are the most difficult rooms to design. I crave the sophisticated white, but it takes a lot of practice, and learning when and where to stop. It's learning that balancing act and knowing how and where to add different textures.
You've probably seen lots of white bathrooms and are probably keen of them. My thinking is it's all about the feeling of being clean. "So fresh and so clean clean". Hello high school and Outkast. Mother, don't worry about it. There is beauty and a sense of calmness when you enter an all white bathroom. All you need is candles and a glass of wine and you're set.
Thanks so much for reading. I'm sorry I didn't post last week. I was busy soaking up spring break with my boys.