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Decorating Ideas: 10 All-White Rooms

Whether you’re afraid of color or just prefer neutrals, white can be very inviting with its clean, crisp look. However, it’s easy to cross the threshold into sterile, lifeless, and void of any personality. When done right, it can create a serene and peaceful, open and airy space full of texture. Take a look at these 10 interior spaces that are doing white-on-white well.

07.08.15 | By
Decorating Ideas: 10 All-White Rooms
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Red Dirt Road is a home in East Hampton, New York designed by architect Amee Allsop with a clean, white interior that looks out onto the green wooded lot. Extra wide, local Douglas floor boards were bleached and finished off in a white wash which brings texture to the surrounding white surfaces.

Photo by Dana van Leeuwen

Photo by Dana van Leeuwen

This is the home of Dutch photographer Dana van Leeuwen who happened to photograph her own home for Est Magazine. Located just outside of Amsterdam, the home’s kitchen features only lower cabinets against a white wall, while the dining area sports a traditional style, all-white table and a mix of modern wire chairs.

Photo by Elisabeth Heier

Photo by Elisabeth Heier

Elisabeth Heier is a Norwegian interior designer, stylist, and blogger whose own home is frequently featured on her site. Her all-white living room is layered with various textures and topped off with a gallery of black and white images to give it some dimension.

Photo by Marili Forastieri

Photo by Marili Forastieri

This spacious New York City apartment was designed by painter and interior designer Tara Benet and is housed within the One Beacon Court building inside the Bloomsberg Towers. The expansive bookshelf provides lots of storage while the large white sofa offers plenty of seating.

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This white on white kitchen is the work of interior stylist Lotta Agaton, and it also happened to be her previous home. Crisp white lower cabinets and white washed floors set the stage with additional white furnishings, but the pièce de résistance is the entire wall of white tiles that pops with the darker grout.

Photo by Matthew Millman

Photo by Matthew Millman

Designed by Mark English Architects, the Fontana Residence is a renovated 1960s apartment with incredible views of the San Francisco Bay. This all-white bedroom feels like a luxurious, high-end hotel with glossy white tile floors and diamond quilted bedding and headboard.

Photo by Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates

Photo by Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates

The House in Ise is a minimalist residence, by Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates, whose lack of color lets you notice all of the space’s forms. The barely-there grey floors and countertop keep the clean space from appearing too stark.

Photo by Paul Crosby

Photo by Paul Crosby

ALTUS Architecture + Design designed the Deephaven Residence in Deephaven, Minnesota which has tall vaulted ceilings, built-in bookcases, and a double-sided fireplace, all painted out in white.

Photo by Paul Craig

Photo by Paul Craig

Despite being almost entirely in white, the main level of Meg Matthew’s home is quite beautiful with various textures and a clean, minimalist aesthetic. With the help of Cochrane Design, the bright open space is anything but sterile.

Photo by Alexander Kamachkin

Photo by Alexander Kamachkin

The Axioma Apartment in Moscow was designed by Geometrix Design and they went for a futuristic look with minimal black details. Glossy white panels hide storage and all clutter is kept at bay giving it a space age, high-tech feel.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.