April 18, 2014

A Canvas Of Whites

Spring cleaning in Burlap Luxe home
Florals of white
Dusted grey chandelier in the entry.
Weathered French floral cans.
French and aged against a white canvas.
Pure and simple.
A side table I built from salvaged aged woods, and
I adore the less then perfectness.
White is the colour.
A French chest of drawers serves as my coffee table with
perfect storage at hand.

64 comments:

méa strauss said...

Oh, Doré,
love love these weathered shades of wood. They look like driftwood with saltstains, so ravishing.
Yeah, still somehow the bay area... the sea, you can smell it in your picture, and the white furniture is somehow like the the white crowns of the waves. Hey, you made me a poet ;))
Thank you for this post, Doré,
Méa

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Absolutely perfect my dearest. White is the color, that is for sure. And if at any time we feel like more, we can add some colorful flowers or something special in aqua or green, whatever. But this is the way to life for me. I thought of you yesterday for several reasons. I had some difficult after school, walking...I over-did my day, but I see the ear doctor Monday to hopefully get some answers. THEN I HAD SOME FUN and found that fabulous wooden tray you have, over at Target!

I will email you to ask some questions about white-wash painting. MUCH LOVE TO YOU, DORÉ! Bises, Anita

sagra said...

How right you are: WHITE IS THE COLOUR! Fantastic pictures of your cozy home! I love also all shades of white combined with vintage linens and some rustic elements in wood or zinc. Pure, natural and timeless.
Have a nice Easter weekend,
Sabrina

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Each and every photo ~ pure heaven, Dore. I'm going to scroll back up to the top, and leisurely take my time enjoying each and every detail.
xo,
Lin

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst Interiors said...

Absolutely beautiful. To me, these serene interiors are perfection.
All best,
Phyllis

Di said...

So beautiful, I love white also. I whitewashed my fireplace and now am whiting up the room!! I really love that ladder.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

I'm back again, Dore.

I wanted to say that the word that stands out when visiting your home... your blog... is 'elegance'. I will have to pay closer attention and look for ways to bring elegance into our tiny cottage.

Hugs,
Lin

Victoria said...

So so so very beautiful! I love the chest that you're also using as a coffee table, the little pull out piece...love!!! The colors in your home are so soothing and peaceful:)
I love your little ladder!

I hope you have a wonderful Easter sweet Dore, surrounded by all the beauty you create!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

pure serenity. pure loveliness. sigh."merci" for infusing my day with this beauty.....YOUR beauty.

Rhonda said...

This is such a perfect space, I dream of such beauty. No wonder you create many wonderful treasures, you are surrounded by pure and soothing decor. Much love - Rhonda

Robin Johnson said...

Every photo is magazine worth and full of inspiration. I just love your style. My family always groans whenever I start painting yet another find white, I pretty sure you understand. LOL.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is such a beautiful and soothing palette! I love all the lovely details. Fantastic cofee table! So original. Happy Easter weekend!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré,

Everything looks peaceful and heavenly, like being suspended in a cloud. Your plank flooring is incredible.
An enhancement of contrast and dimension. Your sitting room painted floors is striking and ethereal ... Seriously like a serene cloud of relaxation.

You and Hannah have worked so hard on the project and now your efforts speak of wise choices and sheer beauty.

Please feel better. Sending my love and wishes for happy Easter.
XOXO,
Vera

awal.ny said...

I love all of the texture you have brought out even with the color the same. I think my favorite is the re-purposed coffee table from a dresser. Alaina

Karena Albert said...

Dore your home is always so serene and inviting. Spring cleaning is on my list of to do, some being done others perhaps a bit this holiday weekend.
Enjoy!

xoxo
Karena
Feature: Decorate Fearlessly

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Lovely and so serene! I always enjoy touring your splendid abode!! xo

chateau chic said...

Oh my goodness, so much beauty, Dore!! I'm on the run right now, but will definitely be coming back to study each photo. :-)
Happy Easter,
Mary Alice

lynn cockrell said...

I think it is all perfect, Cherie! Everything looks gorgeously white and perfectly imperfect! Your photos are so peaceful and serene and simply wonderful!

Kate said...

Perfection that only you can inspire the soul with. What a blessing to stop by here on this day to stare and take in this beauty you have created. Have a blessed Good Friday my sweet friend.

love to you
Kate xoxo

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wonderful whites Dore, these photos make my heart sing!

White Lace and Promises said...

Nothing sweeter than combinations of white, tin and gray. Love all your pretties and always enjoy your posts of decorating ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

chateau chic said...

Your gorgeous home is so peaceful!!! You have a knack for making your home a beautiful work of art, yet keeping it so comfortable and inviting at the same time. Love the idea of using a small chest of drawers as a coffee table. So inspiring!
Mary Alice

Verbena nested treasures said...

Looks great Dore!! I know how hard you & Hanna have worked on those floors! You know I'm a big fan of painted floors & love the way they turned out. Now put your socks on & do some Risky Business! Lol xo Laura

Verbena nested treasures said...

Continued.. Your room looks beautiful!!!!!

It's me said...

Lovely !!!...happy easter weekend love from me...x !

Janine Marques said...

How i love to visit your blog my dear friend :)
Passing by to wish you a Happy Easter full of love and sea blessings ...
Nina

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hello Dore!

Thank you so much for checking in on me...your emails/comments always make my day. I just spent a bit visiting your blog - and not sure where to start! Congrats on the Prairie magazine - those images are so beautiful and obviously Fifi knows she has a true winner with you - smart lady! The artful wire in the prior post stole my heart - you have a the eye of a true artist. I love how you manage to capture all the details without over doing it at the same time. And of course, how I need you to help clean out this mess of a house over here - haha. Your home, always so calming and soothing - the perfect place to ponder and wonder as I call it.

Miss you very much and will be back 100% more sooner than later - getting better every day!

Lot of love and admiration,
Elizabeth - Happy Easter!!

Jasper's Cottage said...

Dear Dore, I love looking at pictures of your home - all the white and weathered wood gives me a feeling of serenity, calm and peace. I love the side table that you built - another inspiration for me.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. I look forward to the upcoming wedding book (I LOVE weddings) I'm sure your daughter's wedding was quite beautiful. It must have been fun and fulfilling to work on the décor and what a wonderful memory to have it featured in a book.

xo Jonni xo

Consider It All Joy said...

Whites are just charming! You have so many beautiful pieces which all flow together so nicely! Blessings this Easter season, Cindy

michele said...

mmmmmmm. it calms the soul. i would feel very much at home here. thank you for sharing so much lovely.

michele

Rhonda Vaudt said...

I love everything about your home, love reading your posts and I must say, I am in love with Pia Bleu. What a beautiful dog, I want one!

La Petite Gallery said...

Just beautiful, love it all.
Happy Easter and hope it is a Sunny Sunday. yvonne

justys said...

oh thank you for you lovely comments....I love your blog, it is always a pleasure for my eyes, so I can relax, happy easter too,
greetings
justys

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Most gorgeous friend,

I am so thrilled to see you came to visit me today. I knew you would love the photos I shared, for when I saw them, I thought of you and Kerrie. And guess what?For my birthday, my husband is having our builder cut and install EXPOSED BEAMS in our two new rooms! I told Ruben I want to white wash paint the pine wood. I need to get some advice from you....but in the mean time, enjoy this blessed time of year where peace was meant to abide....thank you for your kind words my friend. (my ear is still ringing, but my dizziness has subsided...finally)Anita

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Happy Easter May You be very Blessed !

Always such beauty over here and easy on my Eye........

Just Celebrated My Middle Girl's 21st Birthday last night and recovering today.Lol

Thanks for all the lovey eye candy.Hugs !!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Dore ~ what an incredibly beautifully space you've created there! It's so airy, chic, warm, and cozy - and just oozes with your gift of creating gorgeous vignettes. :)

Have a blessed Easter, sweetie!

xoxo laurie

Anno 1907 said...

Hello♥ Thank you for your comment! And also I come to visit you...and fall in Love♥ I like, like, like the shades of white! Have a nice Easter, too! Best regards, Biene♥

Bente said...

Beautiful pictures. I just love your fantastic home.

Hugs from here

Seawashed Kerrie said...

Blessed Eastertide to you.
xxo Kerrie

Karen Larko said...

Wow! Simply perfect!

Alicja said...

Dear Dore,
Warm hugs for Easter time.
Alicja
P.S. Love your blog! It's great inspiration!

Seawashed Kerrie said...
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SizzleandZoom said...

I love the shot of the chest of drawers. A piece to treasure.

Christel said...

Dear Dore, Hello sweet friend. I hope you had a blessed Easter. We had a lovely family get together, and dinner, coupled with perfect 78* weather, and sunshine. Ok, now for this post...I LOVE the side table you created! It's perfect for any room. The coffee table, how clever of you to create a cozy, and comfortable area, using a chest of drawers as a coffee table! I love the egg shaped rocks, truly a little treasure! I have a collection of interesting rocks, some found, some gifted from my daughter, Jamie, or my grandsons. Enjoy your week, it is always a great start for mine when I see you have posted. xoxox Christel

Divine Theatre said...

Though I adore the allure of all white I am drawn to the juxtaposition of color against the canvas...a vase of scarlet roses in a palace of ice...



xo

Andie

must love junk said...

Dore, I've been craving white and light lately! Your photos are just gorgeous!
Susan

Cindy said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. I love the coffee table. It's so cool. Your home is just basically a gorgeous three dimensional painting...

Cindy

Debbie Koperski said...

So lovely. Nothing compares to the pure beauty of white...and you do white like no one else, Dore.
Debbie
xo

creative carmelina said...

lovely whites! lovely home!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Ana said...

Absolutely beautiful. Dore, Your home is just dreamy.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Seawashed Kerrie said...

Dore I noticed that you put your precious Sing And Fly artwork in your shop. I know how much that piece means to you, being inspired by your little Hannah. I do hope you will reconsider. Maybe just tuck it away in storage for perhaps a grandchild's nursery someday. It is such a treasure that I want to encourage you to never part with. xxo Kerrie

Fågel Blå said...

Lovely Photos!
Kathrine

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

LOVE all your whites!!!!

Your home is so dreamy!

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Dore!Love all of your beautiful whites.So soft and calming!I am always filled with inspiration with every visit.Thanks so much for stopping by today and leaving a sweet comment <3
xx
Anne

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
This is the result of a true artist.. Simply beautiful!
bisous!

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Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, it's amazing the many shades of white are, and they are all gorgeous and work perfectly together! Love your weathered and relaxed pieces that speak to the life they've lived and the love you've given them.
Fabulous!
Hugs,
Patti

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

I just adore the serenity I find here at your blog, Dore. Beautiful photos - love the white flowers and those French floral cans.
Thank you so much for your kind words about the Artful Blogging feature! I just loved your feature and am so excited to be alongside fellow bloggers as yourself. You're spectacular!

June said...

I am always enamored by the beauty you create in your home Dore. Sheer
serenity my dear. I also loved the beauty wire creations in your last post. You are such a talent my lovely friend!!!!
sending hugs...

Amanda said...

Thank you for your kind visit and comment left on my blog post! I see the gorgeous French chest that you had said you recently white washed. It looks so lovely, as does everything so beautifully photographed here! Your home is elegant yet it appears to be very inviting! I so enjoyed my visit!
Blessings,
Amanda

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle! Do you know how happy I get when I see a comment from you? I am so thrilled that you came to my post, because I knew that certain images would move you....that fairy in her cocoon dress and pointy hat...oh yes, that is me, wondering about the garden, looking and feeling for something interesting and fun....

My friend, I think of you often. I also am grateful for our recent conversation about my dizziness. It has now been over a month, and I still have it. The imbalance has improved greatly, but the vertigo does come if I turn to quickly to the right. I had an MRI this past Wednesday, and I'm just waiting for the results. I just want to be normal.

But the joy of art and beauty never stop. Thank you for your constant inspiration and I will be contacting you soon about some painting tips! LOVE! Anita

La Petite Gallery said...

HO HO I am French and Irish, do you have a temper??
Well don;t forget to watch the Derby today I am betting on Wicked Strong, named for Boston Bombing.
yvonne
oh I have that same dish with the 3 rocks in it..

Angelsdoor * Penny said...


Dear Dore,
Thank you for coming over to meet Andre, I really appreciate you taking the time.. I thought you might enjoy him..
Wishing you a beautiful day.
fondly,
Penny

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful post!!

Thanks for stopping by!

hugs,
Deb