White + Wood: Adding Warmth

April 21, 2014

Happy belated Easter! Did you have a good weekend? Ours included lots of family time, far too many mini eggs, just the right amount of red wine and far too little progress with packing. In fact, I actually bought more at Ikea than I packed here at home, yikes! Our “new” townhouse was just completely renovated and is a clean slate which is awesome in so many ways but it also means we’re stocking up on closet organizers and other storage solutions pre-move to make the transition as easy as possible. It’s also very shiny and white, definitely the newest looking space that we’ll ever have lived in (despite it’s 37 years) and I’m really excited to warm it up with rustic wood accents, vintage pieces, art and overall layers of texture and pattern. Here are some great examples of warm white spaces with vintage personality:

HomeLifeHomelife via A House in the Hills

Las Cositas de Beach & Eauvía Las Cositas de Beach & Eau

Photo by James Stokes for VT Wonen.Photo by James Stokes for VT Wonen via The Style Files

Bri Emery's bedroom. Design by DesignLoveFest & SF Girl by Bay. Photo by Laure Joliet. Bri Emery‘s bedroom. Design by SF Girl by Bay + DesignLoveFestPhoto by Laure Joliet.

Photo by Lisa Romerein/OTTOPhoto by Lisa Romerein/OTTO via One King’s Lane

Thanks to all of you who shared moving tips on my last post, keep ’em coming! Brad and I both have the day off today and the plan is to make an actual start at packing so I’d better get cracking. Enjoy your Monday!


1 emily { 04.21.14 at 4:25 am }

my favorite combo! good luck with the packing!
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2 Colleen @ Vintage Home { 04.21.14 at 7:46 am }

fabulous inspiration!
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3 Tracey { 04.22.14 at 10:36 am }

This is my favourite combination! People often ask me if I like to add colour to my all white decor and I often say with flowers as I can’t commit to colour however the warm and organic tonalities of wood and the texture it offers appeals to me and is the best compliment to white. Have fun with your new townhouse, sounds like an exciting change.
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4 Birch + Bird { 04.24.14 at 9:25 pm }

Agreed, Tracey! I love colourful art, books and pillows too, relatively cheap (especially when thrifted!) and easy to change at whim. Have a great weekend :)

5 Natalie @ Paper & Birch { 05.01.14 at 7:14 pm }

White & Wood is my favourite combo. Love the natural feel of it. Oh and mini eggs and wine? that’s my kinda packing!
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6 Meinhilde { 05.16.14 at 3:16 am }

Those tree stump stools are superb. Wouldn’t they be heavy, though?
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