The pure bluish white glacier is an amazing sight in the midst of Kilimanjaro dry, drab rocky summit. Precious moments of beauty and rest in thin air, minutes away from the summit. I could not take my eyes away from such a marvelous sight.
My dear friend Linda O' Keeffe recently published a beautiful book "Brilliant": White in Design. In her words, "White always makes a statement. It is distinct, versatile and unparalleled; it is brilliant".
This led me to analyze my work and its reliance on the various shades of white.
The spectrum of white is so vast and offers limitless creative choices to the designer. White conjures a nostalgic, romantic ,soft charm but white is equally embraced by modern avant garde architects and designers. A pure white space will reflects and emphasizes the architecture to perfection.
In my work, I look at white with the eyes of a minimalist and inject my personal dose of eclectic elements, soft textiles, distressed antiques, ethnic objects, contemporary artworks to create a warm, welcoming environment.
I love both the pure brilliance of minimalist architecture as well as the coziness of a well lived white bedroom or living room for instance.
Jean Nouvel extraordinary architecture for the Louvre Museum in Abbu Dabbi
pue minimalist white Kitchen:
A white glass tiles bathroom I designed for a client's New York loft. The Master bath was so small, that following a complete gut job, I recaptured every inch of space. White gave the illusion of space, airiness and light.
Jean Nouvel bed design
Paola Navone bed, when modern meets traditional craft of crochet
I gravitate towards imperfect spaces and white is a great way to blend materials, textures, forms and furnishings
Mark Adams vis The Ranch Malibu
image via conspicuousstyle.com
As seen in Linda O 'Keeffe "Brilliant"
My dog Clancy enjoying a late afternoon rest.
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In Linda O'Keeffe "Brilliant"
Hotel Alpaca, Italy
Chandelier by Paola Navone
Interieurs chandelier by Jose Esteves
My own festive winter white table
Elle Deco festive white table
Love the simplicity of this kitchen :Image www.houzz.com
Rustic meets modern kitchen image:www.katyelliott.com
And Finally, the Full Moon on December 8, 2011
Photo: Luke Gardner
All I am missing is snow for a perfect winter white mood.