Nothing is more chic or timeless than WHITE ON WHITE in a bedroom. I grew up in a white bedroom and I can still remember the quality of light that came through my white curtains as the morning sun was rising. Using white in a room can make it have surprising depth - I use several shades of white to bring out the architectural details in a room, or I layer the space with strong forms in different tones and textures of white and then use some strong contrasts to outline and bring the white into focus. Also every room no matter what colors are being used can benefit from a touch of black. Some of my favourite whites I use are are from Benjamin Moore - Cloud White, Simply White, Ballet White, Designer White. Not every white is snow white. Try using: ivory, cream, antique white, and palest beige, blue and yellow.

I like the way that Thomas Pheasant has treated this bedroom architecturally.
The wrap around tufted low headboard creates a unified feeling to a room that has angled walls.
Vincente Wolf is a master at juxtaposition.
His signature element in all of his rooms is a large over sized mirror, usually resting on the floor.

This is Nancy Corzine's very elegant bedroom.
The mirrored screen creates a lively play of light and images.

Super Luxe by Alberto Pinto.
I like the layering of the padded headboard on a padded wall.

Fun & whimsy by Antonia Hutt

Hotel Luxe Marrakesh

This is a master bedroom that I did for a bachelor in Vancouver's historic Gastown. There are recessed sliding glass doors on each side of the bedroom to close it off from the dining room and the ensuite bathroom.

Mimmi O'Connell



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Picture Credits for last 4 photos:
Thomas O'Brien
Mary McDonald
John Stefanidis
Tom Scheerer

 
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