Sunday, June 6, 2010

{summer 2010 trend report: pure white}

I received my July copy of Elle Canada in the mail just the other day, it’s always great to thumb through for a quick fashion fix! One thing was clear: white is a big trend this summer! Countless designers sent all-white looks down the runway this spring season, here are just a few I found surfing the web:

From the pages of Elle Canada:

Convinced? I guess this isn’t big news, summer often has me thinking of light, airy, crisp white cotton dresses and white hot capris. But what really got me is how much this trend translates into our mood in our interiors!! Here are a few images from my favorite magazines, ALL from just the June and July issues! I think everyone’s got all-white on the brain!
via Style at Home July 2010

Here are two photos Meg Ryan’s beach house, complete with a light and breezy summer palette. Wouldn’t you love to cool down in this airy bathroom?

via Elle Decor June 2010

via Elle Decor June 2010

I love how the dark floor and table anchor this room’s airy white aesthetic:

via House & Home June 2010

via House & Home June 2010

It’s the shape and textures of accessories like these that stand out most with a monochromatic palette:

via Style at Home July 2010

Can you just feel the wonderful breeze??

via Style at Home July 2010

Hot off the press! Here’s a sneak peek of an Ontario weekend home with a crisp white palette featured in this month’s House & Home. It’s a great issue filled with glamorous summer style, be sure pick up a copy!

via House & Home July 2010

via House & Home July 2010

And these aren’t even all the photos I found of a pure-white palette! It's obviously a little too hard to change up the whole house just for the season, but we can easily add a summery feel with white accessories alone! Its images like these that get me so excited for summer. Walking around bare foot on the cool hardwood floor, the summer breeze blowing through the window, sunlight streaming in, hours and hours of daylight…. it truly is the best time of year!


Vanessa@decor happy said...

Love dark floors and white walls or white mixed with wood pieces. That bedroom with the billowy curtains - I'll take it!

DesignTies said...

I'm drawn to this palette too, Nancy... although I definitely prefer the white rooms when there is a grounding element like the dark floors, coffee table and side chair, not to mention the temporing and textural affect of the sea grass rug in Meg Ryan's living room.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I have to say I'm loving all this white for summer. I need a little contrast, like Victoria mentioned above, but it makes for such gorgeous photos like these.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Always loved the all-white look but not practical enough for everyday life, and I would miss my color! These are beautiful and refreshing images - thanks for posting!

design traveller said...

I like this post a lot. White is my happy, summer colour!

DesignTies said...

Nancy... I've decided that you need to come and help me with my front yard work. You're experienced having transformed your yard so wonderfully AND you show such enthusiam for our efforts that I can't help but think you'd love a front row seat... and what better seat then the one in front of the hole made for the plant!! HaHa!!! ;-) Teasing!! xox!

Kathysue said...

Nancy white is my go-to color for summer clothing for sure. I just bought 2 new pair of white jeans for summer and I plan on wearing all white. I am on the hunt for the cute white skirt and dress. Love this post!! I already feel cooler! Kathysue

Karena said...

Loving summerry whites. Great images Nancy! You have given me some good ideas.

Art by Karena

thelennoxx said...

Oh gosh, can't believe I forgot to comment on this wonderful post. White is definitely a staple color for summer, and I agree with the white cotton dress haha! I love all the images you posted, haven't seen any of them before =D

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Ok, so I just discovered your blog and let's just say I'm head over heels in love with it...FABULOUS or what! Loving your great eye for stylish spaces. Now following and will be back for sure. Yay, love finding a new blog!


Victoria Bellow said...

Lots of love about the Bed,color white is very romantic indeed!looks so refreshing,relaxing and such fabulous rooms! I love every single one!great blog it! thanks :-)

DesignTies said...

No you didn't! You're in trouble now! HaHa!!
Actually... if I have you over it will be to sit on the front deck sipping margaritas (or some such fresh and lovely drink) while watching Brian do all the yard work!!! He's cute to watch ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love white. It's the classiest of colours to my view. If only it was "practical" too, I would wear it all the time. Great post:)

Karla @ Kerrisdale Design Blog said...

Ah, is there anything better than white (except perhaps black... :) ).

I'm guilty of using White too much, but is that really a bad thing? Love all the images you rounded up, making me feel all summery !


Dale at Hospitality Design Inspirations said...

I love your blog. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful images

DesignTies said...

I could never live in an all-white house myself -- between our Black Lab and my knack for spilling things, it wouldn't be white for long!! But there's definitely an appeal to a bright, fresh, crisp white summery room :-)

The room on the cover of the July SAH totally captivates me. And there's another beautiful white home in the latest H&H magazine that I really like :-)


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