This Adorable Home Makes a Case for White Walls

See how blogger Ashley Rose packs fresh projects and DIY know-how into her charming, white-walled home that's bursting with flavor.

Opposites Attract

Touches of nature breathe life into this airy white living room. The leafy-green velvet sofa was the jumping-off point for its design, and well-placed plants supply the space with warmth and height. Hefty tree stumps -- found for free on Craigslist -- were cleaned, sanded, and spay-painted gold ombre to serve as side tables.

Sensible Design

Inexpensive upgrades are this blogger's forte. The exposed-lightbulb fixture is simply hung around a shelf bracket. The text art behind the couch is cut from cardstock. 

Bar Art

These oversize geometric cubes were hand-crafted using just a blank canvas, a ruler, and a gold-leaf pen. The cubes drift into the gold bar cart, making stopping for a drink a dynamic destination.  

Dine In

In the dining room, a spacious table serves up seating for a crowd. Mix-and-match seating that includes a long bench and multiple chairs adds flexibility and interest. Colorful geographic art wakes up white walls.

Continental Drift

The DIY theme continues with this urban art. A map was cut into four sections and gold leaf was applied to the North American portion the owner calls home. The mint green makes the gold stand out. 

Sweetly Stylish

Create the look of a charming vintage serving dish by placing a figurine atop an upturned bowl and applying spray paint. The addition of a price tag gives this covered dish a whimsical rustic vibe. 

Exclusively You

These shelves host an eclectic collection of personal belongings that don't forget the gold touches. Add even more personality by purchasing a letter and creating your own marquee by stringing bulb lights through it. 


Hold Up

These shelves were created by distressing unfinished wood that mirrors the dark floors in the living room. The flower vases have that signature gold-leaf look and were built from PVC pipes slipped over glass jars.

Patterned Dream

Don't be afraid to mix patterns within a high-contrast color scheme. Black-and-white patterns on the rug and throw within the same scale play nicely together in this bold, beautiful bedroom. Red-orange bedding introduces an unexpected jolt of color that keeps the space from looking too matchy-matchy.

Picture This

Say what you need to say with this DIY project that involves a canvas and liquid gold leaf. It reads, "You are my bucket list." This is a phrase this homeowner goes to bed and wakes up to. 

Hang Loose

Let favorite wardrobe items and accessories become part of your bedroom decor. A coatrack functions as a hang-up spot for next-day attire and puts beautiful garbs on display. Painted trouser clamps are used to hang pretty, colorful works of art in the background.

Blank Space

A white office gives plenty of room for creativity. The office is mixed with old and new items that give this work space thoughtful juxtaposition. DIY artwork brings in a playful element. Placed above the desk is an inspirational quote hand-designed for daily motivation.

Look Up

A small yard is a perfect place to build a garden up. Mix and match plant colors and varieties for an even prettier vertical garden. An outdoor rug adds an unexpected pop of color underfoot.

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