|I believe this is a 1970's re-do of Syrie Maughams famous all white living room in her London Home....scroll down for the orignial.|
Syrie Maugham 1879-1955When Syrie Maugham began her interior design career at the age of 42, she was determined to show the world something new...the all white room.
Recognizing that her London home was potentially her best form of advertising, Syrie staged a midnight candlelit dinner party where she unveiled her all white living room, decorated with matching white sofas, white lilies, and huge mirrored screens. Seriously, this was something new, many of her peers were still stuck in the Victorian ideal of small, dark and shabby...what a breath of fresh air she must have been!
|A Cecile Beeton photograph, of his sister, in Syries all white living room in her London home.|
|Maugham's famous sleigh bed with tasseled trim.|
And now...just because there are not enough Syrie Maugham photographs ...a few lovely white rooms I bumped into while nosing around.
Have you noticed that when decorating with white, it's a short trip from sophisticated/modern to country/twee? That trip usually begins with a gallon of white paint and a piece of wooden furniture...and usually ends badly. In my opinion white painted furniture is always (okay, usually) a bad idea. If you are decorating a mostly white room and must paint a piece of wooden furniture, consider black.
|You really can't beat a black/white combo. So smart and sophisticated.|
|When I was a little girl I wanted to be nun, must have seen The Sound of Music once too often. I suppose my room would have looked something like this...thank goodness I didn't become a damn nun!|
|I have no idea what that is hanging above the bed...that's between you and your imagination.|
|Awww....cool blue and white, such a refreshing combination.|
|Am I the only one who's grown a little weary of things with antlers?|
|Words fail me...just know that I really really love this room!|
What's your favorite color to pare with white?
Have a beautiful day.