i grew up in a white walls household – it just went with my parent’s ‘modernist’ house and that was that. i still get nervous about putting colour on the walls, though i have toyed with the idea of light grey (hah). my rented flat has a sort of beigey crap colour in all the rooms (even the bathroom!) that i’m not allowed to paint over & it drives me kind of nutso.
i love the combination of white + wood and white + black (not too much black though), and i’m becoming quite partial to white floors too. as long as things don’t get clinical – i suppose that is the magic balancing act.
i’ll kick off with one of my favourite white apartments – it was for sale on a swedish real estate site but looks like some lucky person snapped it up. (as seen on style files, this is glamorous, simple blueprint, design fragment and more.) i’m not a fan of the chandeliers, but the designer shoes & bags lazily strewn on the floor don’t hurt…
this next apartment is a bit more homey and also more my style (from desire to inspire)
this place is just mind-blowingly cool:
these images are from douglas friedman (who has one of the most inspiring interior photography portfolios):