Let There Be White!
Design Tip: "Every room should have an oversize mirror!" says Lindsey. "It reflects light and keeps things airy."
Design Tip: When painting walls white, Lindsey uses the same shade (Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore) on the walls, trim, and ceiling.
Design Tip: Adding a super-sleek chair to a traditional furniture mix, like this cool lounger, can really give a room that stylish edge.
Design Tip: Installing linen draperies that match your wall color will make windows feel larger. Keep it streamlined with a simple iron rod hung wall to wall.
Design Tip: "If you want white upholstery but need it to be spill-proof, try faux leather. I love Grain de Cuir by Nobilis," Lindsey says.
Design Tip: Existing barstools or chairs get a pretty and practical face-lift with simple white slipcovers made of durable outdoor fabric.
Design Tip: Lindsey replaced quilted stainless steel with graphic subway tile. The dark grout is on trend and disguises stains.
Design Tip: Strategically hung over the walls instead of the windows, long white curtain panels soften the space but don't block the light.
Design Tip: "Small- and large-scale patterns on pillows and accent chairs bring the look to life."
Design Tip: Small drawings and silhouettes, piles of books, and a collection of pottery add personal touches while keeping with the all-neutral color scheme.
Design Tip: Handsome custom shelves fill up the large walls and up the wow factor of the room.
"Large pieces of upholstery shouldn't steal the show. Keeping them solid lets them subtly blend into the environment."
Throw in an Accent
"Energize neutrals with hints of blues and greens. They add oomph without overpowering the delicate balance."
"The exact same shade of white does not need to extend throughout your house. Instead, combine various tones from light to dark."
"Use stone, wood, metal, concrete, and glass. The balanced combination of textures adds depth."