White Bedrooms

Nothing is more timeless, serene and restful than WHITE ON WHITE in a bedroom. I grew with a white bedroom and I can still remember the quality of light that came through my white curtains as the morning sun was rising. When I design an all white room I use several shades of white to bring out the architectural details, or I layer the space with strong forms in different tones and textures of white and then use some strong contrasts to outline and bring the white into focus. Every room no matter what colors are being used can benefit from a touch of black. Some of my favorite whites I use are are from Benjamin Moore: Cloud White, Simply White, Ballet White and Designer White. My all time favorite is Cloud White. I like it because it has a chameleon effect and it is a very soft. Not every white is snow white. Try using: ivory, cream, antique white, and palest beige, blue and yellow.

I like the way that Thomas Pheasant has treated this bedroom architecturally.
The wrap around tufted low headboard creates a unified feeling to a room that has angled walls.

Vicente Wolf is a master at juxtaposition.
His signature element in all of his rooms is a large over sized mirror, usually resting on the floor.

This is Nancy Corzine's very elegant bedroom. Photo via New York Social Diary
The mirrored screen creates a lively play of light and images.

Super Luxe by Alberto Pinto.
I like the layering of the padded headboard on a padded wall.

Fun & whimsy by Antonia Hutt

Hotel Luxe in Marrakech

This is a Master Bedroom that I did for a client, which was in a Heritage building, in
Vancouver's historic Gastown. There are recessed sliding glass doors on each side of the
bedroom to close it off from the dining room on one side and the ensuite bathroom on
the other side.

Mimmi O'Connell  I love the Campaign bed used here and also the textured white carpet.

Thomas O'Brien I like the use of paneled mirrors on the closet doors.

Mary McDonald Who doesn't love a canopy bed.

John Stefanidis

Tom Scheerer


David Hicks - the King of 4 Poster Beds

David Hicks

alberto Pinto1

Alberto Pinto


Elle Decor

Elle Decor



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  1. ooooooh wow, I can't decide my favourite room here.....A room for each season perhaps ?? Fabulous and dreamy.

  2. Is it bedtime yet? I'm ready after reading this!!!!

    Love you!

  3. Anonymous9/6/08

    Good choice. I do a weekly design/lifestyle column on newyorksocialdiary.com. Best, Sian Ballen

  4. Patricia! I am so happy to be reading your wonderful posts again! I love white. Any white.

  5. I love bright and white bedrooms! They're so chic and refreshing.

  6. I am such a fan of white bedrooms, and white kitchens....

    For the bedroom, I love a fresh white or offwhite with accents of serene light blue. I am working on my bedroom, and just had it painted Ben Moore linen white, took out the swing arm brass lights and bought new blue-gray lamps...just picked out a beautiful Holland & Sherry linen for the headboard...I am on my way!

  7. It's always refreshing sleeping in a white bedroom. These are beautiful!!
    ... Fay

  8. White always work in any decorating style.

  9. Anonymous17/6/08

    Stunning as always

  10. I Love it when you do spreads on White bedrooms! I esecially love the Thomas O'Brien one!

  11. oh these white masters are to die for!

  12. MH4Designs9/7/09

    Milan is an amazing city!
    I am an Interior Designer and just moved to a beautifull house, I love all differnt design movements, but I feel that I need to change the "feel" of my bedroom...so I typed -white bedrooms- and I found your beautiful blog, and the pictures are just fantastic. I love them!
    Italian style is so simple.

    Thank you for your blog...it is indeed inspirational for me!!


  13. Absolutely exquisite collection of the best in design as it applies across many of the arts. I am pleased to have found you and your deeply discerning eye. Thank you.

  14. This is the good blog with good images and good details. Please keep on posting the more stuff. I will like to hear more from you.

  15. good


  16. sarah26/9/10

    i like the furnishings a lot, they are very cool and very stylish, where did you get the bedroom set from!! I am, sarah, fan of all good decorating ideas

  17. Patricia! I am so happy to be reading your wonderful posts again! I love white. Any white....

  18. Wow. What a brilliant idea. I love the rooms. It is so beautiful , calming and relaxing. Bedroom is a private room for each and everyone of us, it must have an accent of our personality. Good job!

  19. There is nothing more relaxing than seeing your room tranquil and stress- free with the use of bright colors like white. I really love the concept, thumbs up!

  20. These are some excellent bedroom designs. Elements from all of these ideas in one room would be outstanding!

  21. These look really good, excellent bedroom designs. Amazing what can be achieved with a basic colour.


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