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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.