Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Interior Design: "Into My White Fantasy House... I Escape."

I've decided to start archiving Interior Design Posts on my new blog. My old readers from my former blog, I Live For It, already know that I am engaged. This hysterical and very uncharacteristic "wifey/domestic" thing is starting to itch in me and literally all I want to do is buy a house and plant some lavender, mint, basil and tomatoes. It is freaking hilarious. If someone had told me that 3 years ago, I would have said, "Um, no... I'll still be maxing out my Barney's card... and tomatoes will just stain my clothes. Gross." (Not to mention, I solely relied on my Mother to get my stains out of my clothes until I was about 23 years old because I didn't know how to. Like I said, I was not "wifey" at all.) Well, I'm here and I am totally wanting a more domesticated lifestyle complete with outdoor dinner parties, lanterns, candles, fabulous cocktails, rack of lamb with mint jelly, crisp linens, delicious bathtubs that will fit two people, and mornings full of pressed coffee and smooches with the love of my life. For some reason, the dream house has always been the same for me, WHITE WHITE WHITE. I want everything to be white. Of course I'll add little accents of color here and there to add depth and dimension, but there is just something so incredibly breathable and refreshing about walking into a predominantly white house. Below, I have gathered a collection of my favorite layouts of white interior designs. Ahhh, if only I held the world in my hand and could snap my fingers!!!  Good thing John is good with his hands. I may put him to work and make him build me some of these pieces. ;)

x. juliana

This Living Room is to die for. I mean... can you guys please commiserate with me on this one?! The wood paneling? Those windows? Ah!

Ok, this is genius. A wooden door as a head board? Amazing. Next time I see an old antique door somewhere I am just going to have John rip it off, finish it, and throw it behind our king sized bed. Bahaha. No seriously though, I love the way this looks against the white.

Love the dark wood against all the white. That little island with those legs just murders me. So quaint and darling. I love everything about this kitchen!

I have decided that wherever I settle, I will absolutely have open cabinets!!! I have been seeing them everywhere. They're so attractive and much more appealing than traditional ones. This a great way to display your art and flowers along with your china. I am so obsessed.

I would take veeeeeeeeery long showers in here.
Hmmm... A PERFECT place to throw colorful books and my never ending collection of maggies (magazines). I love the colored books popping against the gray. This piece would be darling in a living room or a kitchen. 
A Gold Liquor Bar Cart. Yes. Done. No words. Must have this.
I am NEVER buying an ugly fugly bedside table again. Trunks are forevermore what I will be using. Love the black, tan, and turquoise trunks together with the mirror on top! How cute, right??
John and I have an obsession with huge bathtubs. He whisked me off to NYC for a surprise trip the weekend he proposed. The hotel where we stayed had the most absurdly huge pool-like bathtubs and we loved it. This one looks about right to me! Agh, glorious!
 Could this outdoor furniture be anymore amazing? The planter in the center could vary season to season.

I will hang colored lanterns with tea candles in them everywhere outside! They make everything feel magical!
Morning coffee, Morning Snuggles with John, Morning Style Section out of The New York Times = Perfect Life.
Breathtakingly beautiful. I want to host hundreds of dinner parties under this hanging wisteria.


  1. this is BEYOND BEAUTIFUL ...

  2. I love white furniture its so fresh and clean

  3. in love with that bed. and yes, white is amazing for everything.... i never thought about open cabinets, but it actually looks really nice and alot easier and functional.

  4. Great post Elaine! Love the suitcases as a bed side table. Such a good idea. Looove you!

    XO, Liza

  5. Ha! I had to laugh--- I went through the same thing when I got engaged! And I am still going through it now that I am married (although I for sure find myself trying to justify new shoes and an ottoman....).

    The picks you chose are great.... and the idea of a white space-love. I keep telling my husband we should do white in our next place!

  6. That bathroom is amazing, light everywhere. I want!!!

  7. Wow !! I love this type of decoration... is so neat, relaxing, fresh.... very inspirational pictures

  8. Babe, I am hunting for my dream home now, and your photos are not being very helpful!!!

    Now I WANT EVERYTHING... Uergh. Love the photos, they are beautiful! :)

    The Cat Hag

  9. Wow. My heart literally just stopped a bit when I saw that living room. SO AMAZING! And I love the idea to make an old door a bed frame. Very clever. I am so happy I found your blog! Your writing flows so nicely, and makes reading your posts a real joy. Not to mention your lovely pictures! I'm definitely following! Anyway, I just put up a new piece on my blog, and would love it if you checked it out if you have time, and even followed if you liked!



  10. Oh My, absolutely breath-taking. It looks like something literally out of a movie or a fantasy. I feel in love with the bathroom and kitchen. Complete and utter "Awe"


  11. ahhhhhh i totally agree with all of these pictures. i explained it to my boyfriend as using a mix of new and vintage items to create a minimal yet warm, clean, and white space. he didn't get it, but you do.
    - V

  12. p.s. congrats on your engagement!

  13. Precioso blog.

    Gracias por visitarme y comentar.
    Un beso desde España.


  14. omg this bed is so amazing!!
    What a fantastic idea..
    ♥ ... milla

  15. So many great ideas, I especially like the bedside trunks, they look so unique and pretty! :)

  16. that living room is to die for, you are totally right... and then i love the minimalistc bathroom!
    My Fashion Bug

  17. I used to hate the color white. I thought it was drab, boring, unfit for anything.

    Until recently,
    white is so eye pleasing now. It's angelic.
    I adore the photographs youve posted
    You've fueled my love for white even more!

    sweetness xx
    hope to hear from you*!

  18. Nice interiers. Love this style!

  19. My cabinets look awful on the other side of the door so no open cabinets for me but I am considering shelves on one wall and all white walls.

  20. That kitchen is divine! I adore your blog, you are so pretty and I will definitly come back to read more of your posts! I wish you all the luck in the world with your blog, although I am sure you don't need it!

    All the best,

  21. I love these houses, especially the first photo! Those enormous windows, that wood, and that light? Yes please!


  22. Ugh I'm obsessed with white! I wish everything in my bedroom was solid white.

  23. waooww really great post lovee it:)i am your new follower:)

  24. Wish and dream that this was my home!
    looks like a DREAM

    New Outfit post at

  25. AMAZING PHOTOS!! I love the second one!! the bed frame & Chandelier are beautiful!


  26. Hi! :) I so agree! I love this interior design! It's so fresh and chic!

    Btw I'm following you on your new blog!
    This is awesome! I'm going to miss I Live For It tho!

    xoxo, Bree


  27. Gorgeous. Pink peonies are my fav!!

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  30. these pictures are so beautiful.
    the bed looks like it will be comfy to sleep on lol


  31. I really wish I can start living like this. Lovely interiors!

  32. lovely!
    and i adore the suitcases

  33. WoW these are all amazingly beautiful!!

    Thx for you comment on my blog doll..Let me know if your following me so I can follow back..Couldn't find you :(

    <3 Marina

  34. i am obcessed with these things!
    thank you so much for having provided me with new design ideas!

    btw, plase, stop by my blog and comment. i'm new and am eager to start rolling through the blogging atmosphere :D

  35. this is a great post! i'm an interior design student myself and i agree with you about the exposed wooden panels in the first photo it always gives the room more personality!
    these photos are very inspirational

    stop by my blog for design and fashion posts :)

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