Decor, Design & DIY

White walls & what to love about them

 

For those of you following along on my Instagram and blog, I'm sure it's pretty obvious that I never design a room with white walls. No matter what the style or function of a space, paint is one of my key design elements. Drawing color from furniture, artwork and rugs, I incorporate similar colors into the walls to create a complete and cohesive look. Lately, I've noticed that the white, minimal look is becoming increasingly popular. Some of my favorite designers are keeping it simple with white walls, and while I haven't fully gotten into the trend yet, I do agree that it makes a room feel clean, modern and bright. When combined with certain furniture pieces, complementary colors and other design/architectural elements, the once "boring" white walls are barely noticeable. I'm sharing some of my favorites below!

 
 
 

This light and airy living room designed by Pure Salt Interiors is reflective of their fresh, seaside style. The ultra white walls work perfectly with their coastal aesthetic and I love the way the tall windows break up the neutral paint. 

 
 
 
 
 

Studio McGee is known for their bright and clean aesthetic and this bedroom is a perfect example. The white walls are played down against the canopy bed, which anchors the space, adds height and provides a large-scale focal point. 

Photo via Studio McGee

Photo via Studio McGee

Photo via JDP Interiors

Photo via JDP Interiors

 
 

This office design is full of rich color and texture. Designed by JDP Interiors, who's biggest inspiration comes from nature, the emerald green couch is eye-catching and the perfect color to compliment neutral walls.

 
 
 

This living room designed by Squarefoot Interior Design showcases dark toned furniture against white walls. Adding floor-to-ceiling drapes incorporates a different texture on the walls, creating depth and dimension. 

Photo via Glitter Guide

Photo via Glitter Guide

 
 
 

Glitter Guide featured this feminine nursery and it's the perfect setting for simple, white walls. Adding colorful artwork and a bright, bold rug (not to mention that adorable neon pink crib) infuse the perfect amount of color into the space. 


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Floral Feminine Nursery

 

For my first #AKdesignforyou, I put together the sweetest nursery design for you guys! Complete with floral wallpaper, modern furniture elements and the perfect touch of feminine accents, it's the perfect place to bring any baby girl home to. I kept the larger furniture items and drapes neutral, brought out the the dusty-pink palette in the rug and accessories and added a touch of glam with a gold mirror and sparkling chandelier. It can't get any cuter, trust me. Check out the links below to shop the entire look and recreate this nursery yourself!

 
 
 

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Whimsical Easter Egg Hunt

 

Easter is such a fun holiday to celebrate, especially since it's the perfect way to bring in Spring and all the natural elements that go along with it. Blooming florals, beautiful pastel colors, lush green trees and plenty of sunshine - all provided us with the inspiration for this whimsical children's Easter play-date. Because let's face it, no Easter celebration is complete without the kids! 

We set the vibe with a subtle blue and peach color scheme set against a natural backdrop of trees and plants. With the weather so beautiful these days, it's a shame to not be outside enjoying the fresh air!

 
 

For table top decor, we chose a subtle pale blue linen from Wilflower Linen, paired with paper plates & cups, wooden flatware and neon napkins to add a little pop of brightness (all courtesy of Wild Child Party). I DIY'ed simple place card holders with the kids names, and scattered hand-painted pastel and metallic easter eggs on the table for dimension.

The floral centerpiece was absolutely stunning thanks to Petals and Pop. They cleverly color-blocked the arrangement so no matter where you stood, the vibrant colors showed at every angle. 

 
 

We wanted something different for seating, so we headed to Teak and Lace for these specialty cross-back wooden chairs. How cute are they mini-sized for kids?! The bird nest cupcakes and chick sugar cookies from Frosted Cupcakery and Susie Cakes were just the perfect amount of sugar to keep the kids energized before the Easter egg hunt! And we can't stop gushing over how cute the little girls looked in their floral bunny ear headband - head over to JL Designs to order a pair for your little ones!

 
 

A big thank you to Laura Moll Photography for capturing all of the Easter cuteness!! We just can't get enough of these adorable photos!!

 

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