Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me?

I'm wondering why no one told me the key to a great white space is texture? If you don't add texture to a white space it's sooo sterile...Dr.'s Office....Hospital....sterile! I had tried all white in the past and just couldn't figure it back to color! But now....the student has figured it out through blogging....texture!! I wanted to share a few pics of texture......surely there are others out there....somewhere who didn't know!
I love these feathers....they're so soft, and sat in a corner for a while....long time.......until I figured out that just plopping them in a pitcher was enough....texture! Painted wood, and layered sheers.....texture.
Ceramic, and chippy wood.....texture.

Glass, fabric, beads, and metal......all texture that make a room work.

Whew, now that it took me 10 yrs to figure that one out what's lesson #2?
By the way, come back tomorrow and I'll give you the scoop on this awesome lamp!!!!!

Please join Kathleen for another inspiring White Wednesday!


  1. Thank you dear for this oh so helpful reminder!

  2. I agree with you...texture is equally important in white decor. J'adore your little cottage nest and your blog! I'm now your newest follower. Stopping by from White Wednesday.

  3. Texture and different shades of white. You have got it!!! ~~Sherry~~

  4. Hi Crystal,
    Nicely done! Thanks for the visit and White Wednesday welcome.

  5. Crystal,
    Thanks for coming by my place. It is nice to meet you.

    Love your swagged white sheers, and the little lamp with the crystals is great!
    Off to see more.


    barbara jean

  6. Hi Crystal! I love the feathers! You just reminded me that I have a few goldish ones in the garage I've been meaning to throw in some sort of container in my living room. I think I'm going to pull them out today!

    Love the chippy paint too, everything looks great.

    How lovely - we inspired each other today!


  7. Now you are a master. Yes texture is very important from keeping a white room from being harsh and sterile. I think the hardest room is the kitchen with the stainless steel, polished counters and pure white walls. That is one room I am hesitating to do in white YET. Happy white wednesday.

  8. I love a white pallet, but for some reason the white wall still gets me. I have to have color on the walls, even if it is taupe (:


  9. I love your chippy whites..such a pretty home you have!