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    A Scandinavian home's clean lines and well-chosen antiques are set against a milky white background, which makes the home's seaside locale the center of interest. In this home office, black furnishings, such as the Arne Jacobsen Egg chair, desk, and built-ins, serve as a bold focal point in contrast with the otherwise white space.



    In this long and lean apartment, light shines in from the skylights and the large patio doors. A dining table surrounded by Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs mimics the shape of the room, able to serve many guests. A lack of upper shelves or cabinets in the kitchen keeps things open. The chandelier is the Ingo Maurer Zettle'z light ($1,083).



    Blue and white textiles pick up the colors in the ocean view. Nightstands recessed into the wall and a bed fit into the sloping ceiling makes great use of the oddly-shaped attic bedroom




    On a console table in the living room sits a Tibetan artifact, a small glass vase holding wild flowers, a small frame with a graphic drawing, and Delft bowls, which inspired the home's textiles


    On the piano overlooking the sea is a bust of Marie Antoinette original to the house. Iron and stone furniture
    add warmth to the all-white room. A built-in bookcase with doors keeps a collection contained.


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    Too.........stark..........white
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    I like it-this is an oddly shaped place they have made the most of. The blue blue sea seems a part of the decor.
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    Very scandinavian, but the white is too harsh.

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    i love it. very calming.
    and i actually find white walls easier than coloured ones. with coloured ones, nicks and scratches show the white underneath, and stains can sometimes be impossible to removed. white walls are much easier to wash. the same with painted floorboards. they can just be scrubbed clean.
    i don't find it particularly child-unfriendly except for that table in the kitchen - those wine bottles would be easy for a toddler to pull down.
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    i wonder where all the carpets and ceiling lights are... or did they use fluorescent paint?

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    Looks like the residents wear straightjackets.
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    I don't mind this white at all, actually. I still prefer more colour for my own space, but I find this house to be more "seaside cottage" white than "stark plasticky modernist" white. It doesn't look unwelcoming to me, maybe because of the more feminine touches. I think it would be kind of refreshing for a summer house.
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    Even though I'm not a big fan of so much "whiteness" (I know that is sooo overstated on these design threads) I do like that first picture. It seems like adding some black into the mix balances everything out.

    I want to like that kitchen because of the droolworthy size and giant table, but the whole thing just looks so washed out. With that first pic in mind I can't help wondering what it would look like with a black table and/or chairs thrown in the middle of all that whiteness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i love it. very calming.
    and i actually find white walls easier than coloured ones. with coloured ones, nicks and scratches show the white underneath, and stains can sometimes be impossible to removed. white walls are much easier to wash. the same with painted floorboards. they can just be scrubbed clean.
    i don't find it particularly child-unfriendly except for that table in the kitchen - those wine bottles would be easy for a toddler to pull down.
    Ha! Try washing the wax crayon off the walls, the lipstick out of the white soft furnishings, the blackberry juice stains off the beds, the dried-on food dropped on the floor, the sticky fingermarks EVERYWHERE, the dinks and knicks in the woodwork from crashing ride-on toys, the general scuffs, marks of day to day living with small kids. It's a good job white painwork is easy to wipe and scrub because that's what you'd spend your whole life doing LOL
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    ^^^^
    well in that case i guess nothing is safe from their grubby little paws. or you just learn to live with the stains for a few years i guess. and cover up the couches except when you have company over.
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    Exactly! It's much easier to wash a few throws than constantly have the upholstery dry cleaned. After a while you do learn to ignore the grot.
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