Whisper White

When it comes to color, it is shades of creamy white, light grays and touches of barely-there pink and blue that resonate in my heart. I do love pops of hot color here and there but always against a white backdrop.

Here are some vignettes using white . . .

A pearly vintage crown with crystals

All Photos © Fete et Fleur Designs




Creamy whites mixed with crystal





Vintage velvety white flowers






This old fan from the 1920’s has become a favorite item.






Beautiful embossed silver details on the handle of the fan






Antique etched crystal aperitif glasses

The idea of living in light draws me to an ethereal color palate. When I decorate a room, light plays a huge factor. I think of how the room reflects it throughout the day and how it softens with the coming of evening.

All photos © Fete et Fleur Designs

26 comments:

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Nancy!

These are colors that go with anything and everything and calm the soul!
I LOVE the paper flowers you made in a previous post. They turned out so beautiful! Cost is a very important thing these days and all my projects have been very cost-effective of late.
I've been enjoying visiting Crowns & Castles blog. Very lovely place to visit. Thanks for the site!!

Hugs, Sherry

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Nancy! You have set the standard for me...I am trying to get the "White" look in my photos, but really, I don't have a lot of white in my decor. It is just lovely what you have done. Hey, what are we "waiting" for in that vile of fairy dust? Bisous, Anita

Lori said...

Nancy, your images looks so pretty...i love how white looks too...if i were to start all over on my house, it would be all white with silver touches and little bits of pale color...

The Victorian Parlor said...

Absolutely beautiful! I have learned to love the shades of white; however, with three dogs, a cat (and my husband) it would not be bright and clean for long:) It is so nice to be able to enjoy others decor. Thanks for sharing!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love your whites - super pretty!

The Feathered Nest said...

I love your posts Nancy, as I am promised beautiful glimpses of your home ~ I always love everything! Wishing you a wonderful Thursday, xxoo, Dawn

shiborigirl said...

your images are magazine-perfect, and project such a restful feeling. Your palette is lovely - very easy on the eyes.

Hugs,

Kate

LissyLou said...

Great pictures. I love white, it's so pretty and restful x

bluemuf said...

Sweet Nancy, lovely vignettes and I love your paper flower vine.

Hugs Karen

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

What beautiful vignettes Nancy! Love the white.... it is so soothing especially in these cold winter days.

xo Heather

p.s.- just checking to be sure you got your package... I don't have my computer as it is getting fixed so I don't have your email address on here to email you. Hope you loved it!

LiLi M. said...

This is so beautiful. Especially in this time of the year light is important. Our house was all brown and dark green (think army green) when we bought it. I was sooo unhappy. We have made everything lighter, used whites and creams, light blues. Now even the guy who cleans our central heating once a year told me: this house has changed from a dark and unpleasant spot to a warm and cosy home.

lorhen82 said...

Gorgeous! That fan is just beautiful! My mom used to have a creamy colored lace fan, and it had a bit of gold sparkle in the lace. I wonder whatever happened to it? I'm going to have to ask her. Like so many other things, she probably got rid of it without asking her kids if they wanted it first! OK, my tantrum is over now! ~Lori

Brissonte' said...

Stumbled across your blog recently and cannot believe that I have missed it for so long. I saw your beautiful shoe creations in Somerset Life and didn't put the two together until the other day. Do your lovely shoes come in my size??? Like one of Cinderella's nasty stepsisters, I do believe I could "squish" my foot into one.

What a crown! Today I felt the need to wear my "crown" ring. Seeing your beautiful crown reminded me of my morning. Every girl needs a queenly touch. Just call me Queen Colleen! That's what I tell my children and husband daily. My daughter bought me a tiny tiara for my birthday. So pretty, it was the perfect gift.

I can hardly wait to read more of your posts and to drool over those delectable shoes.

~"Queen" Colleen

BailiwickDesigns said...

I have always adored white, especailly white rooms. It makes me feel peaceful, calm, and that all is right with the world, somehow. It must be the way the light reflects and bounces off white. Or something like that - whatever it is, I just love it! ::Jill

Rosemary said...

I love it all Nancy!!
It goes so well with everything.
Rosemary

Charm and Grace said...

Honestly, this post could be a spread from the original Victoria magazine... from one of their gorgeous January white issues. Such loveliness! Thanks so much for taking time to share these with us.

Blessings,
Christi

cityfarmer said...

my heart just stopped....whew...pick me up ok

You might LOVE my creamy, parchment, white~~ latest post

LW said...

Oh wonderful whites…..

Gorgeous pictures Nancy…
I love the fan; I can see why you love it so…
Did you make the paper letter flowers? They are so pretty.

Have a wonderful weekend…

Louise

Betzie said...

I truly hope you are a decorator Nancy...you have the talent that it requires and the eye...
If not, you should become one!
Betzie xo

The Rose Room said...

The crown and the fan made my heart flippety flop! Rachaelxo

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love each and every photograph. The crown is my favorite and that flower carved from paper sheet music.
Karen

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love the elegance of white!
We were all hoping to get our first nice white coat of snow last week but it passed us by. Everyone was a little sad... I love to see how the light reflecting off it and feel the crunch under foot.
Lovely photos Nancy!

Indie said...

Beautiful photos. The white looks so beautiful. I feel like decorating!

TattingChic said...

These is an exquisitely beautiful post, Nancy! Stunning fan! :)

Barb said...

Nancy,
Thanks for coming by.

Just spent 3 hours!!! on my computer putting my first tutorial on my blog.
(bird Nest Building 101)

I'm hoping some of our tutorial writing friends will come over and critique it for me. I'd like to do more sometime.

Love the vignette of the crystal and white. Did you make the paper flower?? Love it.

Blessings on your week.

Here's to getting some of our crafting in order and finished! =0))

Barbara Jean

Miss Sandy said...

Glorious!!!