Friday, July 31, 2009

Neutral Retreat

There is something soothing about clean, neutral spaces, like the ones below, and, while I am not sure I could live with such an absence of color on a daily basis, these rooms seem like perfect places for some rest and recuperation.

Anna G. Tufvesson via Desire to Inspire

House Beautiful

Phoebe Howard

The white clapboard walls, in the rooms above, convey a sense of a slower-paced life, a feeling that practically begs you to breathe easier. The bedroom below feels more urban than the other spaces, but it still has the same relaxing appearance.

Paul Whicheloe Photography

What do you think of these very neutral rooms? Could you live in one all the time or would you prefer such a space only for a temporary escape?

11 comments:

☮ trina said...

I love the look and feel of simple. But I don't think I could live day to day with so little color. I positively love the stairwell!

Blue Muse said...

Oh that stairwell! Yum. I happen to love muted and neutral and live in it very happily. Don't get me wrong, I love to look at color, but it winds me up too much to live in it! haha.
Beautiful pictures!
xo Isa

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

what beautiful places!! i'd love to read my books there :)

Carmen Rose said...

Love the stairs, that has a huge wow factor. I love them, but they all feel like they are missing the artwork to me. So I love those neutral rooms, but only as a backdrop to some spectacular color drenched artwork! But keeping a room neural allows a quick switch of colorful accents and suddenly everything looks completely different. Love that!

Alicia said...

Escape for me. I love the calm it gives off but once Im deeply relaxed that pesky type A pops up again.
Have a lovely Sunday Courtney. I loved your story. Remember next time you play take along your hubby but steer clear of the typical Texas thunderboomers!!

Jayne said...

Hi Courtney, these are beautiful pictures. Very serene, peaceful, inspiring! x Jayne

alissa said...

that stairway is AMAZING. i love these shots - reminds me why i hate color haha. just kidding, but kind of not :)

Kellie Collis said...

Such stunning and calming colours x

Blair said...

Oh, I could definitely live in them all at one time. So beautiful and breezy.

abigail said...

i waffle back and forth between wanting really neutral rooms and really colorful ones.
lately I'd been leaning toward color, but these rooms have me rethinking.

Blueprint Bliss said...

love.love.love.

no color needed here.