Planning the interior – why white is right
With progress on the house renovation still at a standstill and frustration increasing, I’ve decided that planning the interior is the best way to stay motivated about the whole project.
We want to go for a very minimalist, clean look to the house. And given most, if not all, of our budget is being swallowed up by the design and building work, there’s virtually nothing left for the interior decorations, fixtures and fittings. So it’s very lucky indeed that we like white paint!
When we first saw the enormous estimate the architect gave us we jokingly said to him ‘Oh well we’ll just whitewash the walls throughout the house.’ But the more we thought about it, the more we realised that whitewashed walls are exactly the look we want.
And when I came across the wonderful work of Swedish architects Claesson Koivisto Rune I was even more certain that the interior palette for our house should be white, white and just to brighten things up, a dash more white.
I love the dash of red here and the bleached wooden floor:
I was thinking white kitchens were very last season, but this makes me think again:
The red chairs make the white look even more vibrant. I absolutely love this room:
More of the fabulous kitchen:
And finally…..If only I could persuade my husband our bedroom should be as peaceful and as clutter-free as this one:
I will now be more than happy to go and buy several very large tins of cheap white paint. And I’ll spend my money and invest in pieces like those red chairs instead.