Wednesday, February 10, 2010

pretty white stuff


pretty pencils from Olive Manna
I like pretty things. Last night before I went to bed, I decided to keep a pencil and a pretty journal near my bed in order to record all of my dreams.
If I should wake, I would hop over here, jot down all of my dreams (under the light of this pretty white lamp found here) which began to look like this.

I had a dream last night about pretty white stuff. I dreamt I woke up here under this pretty canopy of white.
I stumbled out of bed into this pretty white bathroom, and took a lovely shower. I loved the stack of fresh towels at the ready. It sure beat having to holler for a "towel, please!" The fresh white flowers were a nice touch too.
Then I dressed in all white and went to this dreamy kitchen to prepare myself an all white feast of french toast with powdered sugar, white cocoa and a plate of bananas, fresh yogurt and blueberries. How does that sound to you, pretty, right.
My all white keyboard was calling out to me to come and check my blog for comments as well as e-mails and then to get to work.
This space is too pretty to show only once. I have twins, so that is my excuse.
(Pretty Double entendre )
The design meeting would take place in a studio like this, lots of light, a large table to view designs, lots of chairs, kid friendly chairs too - should my client need to bring a wee one along.
Moms understand Moms. Candles would be lit to clear the air in the fragance of "White Fir."

A large inspiration board full of images at the ready. Some fresh white tea would be offered and some heaping plates of biscuits (and gravy) too. ( No a white tin of biscotti silly.)
Right around the corner would be a slightly more "cluttered" think tank where the work would really happen. All this juxtaposed by a pretty corner couch and chaise and a wall of art with stories. I crave a bit of ordered clutter in my day as well as my dream. I like to call my style "vintage modern"- I guess I just cannot help myself, I need to look back but push forward.
I suddenly woke up to a squeal as I looked out the window at pretty white stuff, white snow, bright snow and realized my dream of pretty white stuff was real. I had been blanketed in white. I did have a little "premeditated" help with this dream, as school had been cancelled yesterday before the snow gods had even begun to shower us with pretty white stuff.

Can you blame a gal for creating a pretty white dream? Do you dream in color?
I am hopping back into bed for a little reading and some more dreaming.

45 comments:

style chronicle said...

Oh lovely. If only my life were that clean and serene. I especially love that bathroom. I think I might lock myself in!!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I have to admit, at the moment I like your "pretty white stuff" better than what is outside my window. I am ready for pretty blue skies and bright green grass and the smell of spring in the air. Alas, the wind is howling and we are prepared to lose power :) I am sure come next August....I'll be wishing for snow again. Stay warm!

Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat said...

I hate snow but it is soooo lovely.

pve design said...

ha ha, I think my dream was to look for the pretty in all the white and not the cold, the ice, the howling wind, nor the treacherous driving.
stay warm out there.
pve

AB HOME Interiors said...

I love white. I wish I could design like those rooms. I admire from afar. I always go for the bold pops in my own design. But white is stunning!

Joyce said...

I can't wait to start tackling a wall or two this year adding a splash white. Sweet dreams my friend! xo

VictoriaArt said...

Deareast, what a delightful post!
I love the bedrooms and the bath, I love the Double entendre...with it's sweet Stokke high chair, I had this chair for all of my 4 children, brings back lovely memories.
White opens up my mind and I feel airy, seldom cold, unless im out there...shovelling!
And now here I am, reading lovely posts and sipping my hot chocolate, watching large flakes fly by in a haste!

La Maison Fou said...

I love white, It works!!
L.

Modern Traditionalist said...

I, too, am surrounded by white today. So much so, that I'm stranded at home.

The kitchen is absolutely lovely and I would love nothing more than a tasty, French toast feast.

MT

Southern Aspirations said...

What lovely pictures and a fun little surprise! LOVE all white, just not sure I could live in it all the time. Need a beach house. ;-)

Stay warm!!

The Zhush said...

ahhh, heavenly! All of it. And the scene outside my window right now concurs.

Barbara said...

Love your tribute to our snowy day.
I'm watching snow on sand. Your lamp looks great. Please tell about the beautiful chair, pillow.

Deidra said...

*sigh* That was lovely. I got caught up in your dream!

Jeanne said...

Pretty Perfect Post !

SPLENDEROSA said...

Love this "white" posting, darling one. Images to just look at over & over. Thank you so much. Marsha

Purple Flowers said...

Pretty Pretty - I love the photos and the white that fills the rooms. I think I dream in b&w.
I use to have a bedroom that had white walls, white comforter and a white sheathing over the bed and draped down all four courners. It was like an "Out of Africa" scene -
very serene and peaceful.

Karena said...

A vision of clouds to wake up in! The kitchen is wonderful, love the tile!

Janet said...

pve ~ stay safe! This storm is fierce! Right now the snow is going sideways, so thank you for the beautiful whites!

Chic Coles said...

What cute pencils! The bedroom with the fun geometric/blue rug is so pretty!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Love your white themed dreaming! It's been a nightmare here,more shoveling, so this is such a great break. I have all white pencils, but they don't say anything on them. They are just so pure and pretty!

Morning T said...

We just might get some of the white stuff in Houston tomorrow morning. Regardless of what the weather's doing I'm always dreaming of white...dreams very similar to yours.
Great post! :-)

Tara said...

PAtricia

White's my favorite color--just love how pristine it is but I am constantly reminded by the FIT kid it is technically not a color...gesh! I just love it! Thanks for sharing your "dream"! :))

Starfish and Sundresses said...

I'd much rather be trapped in your white dream then by all the white stuff outside my window! xx

A Life In Focus Photography said...

the images you shared were wonderful as was your prose...

Emily Clark said...

I would love to wake up in that peaceful bedroom and comfy pretty bed. I'll be dreaming about that tonight if I can help it. Right now, I'm "loving" all that pretty white snow we got last night!

Elise said...

everything does look so pretty - perfect !

Debra said...

I am very partial to white interiors. They bring on such calm. When you need some color-just toss it in! You have dreamy dreams-Write them down...you know the score. I'm off to brew some white tea. I notice some blogs taking on a lightness- I think many are up to here with winter.
Hope you're having a fun day with the children.

~Chandelier No. 4~ said...

What a great post! Thank you for bringing us along in your dream. It felt good.

I dream of color lately... lots and lots of color. My deeply ingrained tendency it for all white/neutral rooms. But thanks to much blog inspiration (including the ultra-fab window by Eddie), I'm dreaming of adding color to the mix. I just can't stop thinking about a fuchsia throw in our formal living room. Must. Have. Soon.

samia said...

What a lovely dream.. I would never wake up from it.. if i could

writen very well.:)

Preppy 101 said...

Your posts are dreamy! That's the truth. xoxo

Laura Casey Interiors said...

LOVE the pencils. going to go track those down.

The Muddy Dog said...

All white is so relaxing.....and then I look over and see our furry St. Bernard and black cat and think, nah, better stick with a pattern!

LindsB said...

Writing down dreams is how Twilight was started...I know I am a bit obsessed with Twilight, but it is a pretty cool start for a wildly successful series :)

Renae said...

Very nice images...white...so clean. Love it.

Marija said...

I just can't decide what I want more? The kitchen? The pencils? The master bathroom? The keyboard? Love it all! Creative post - I like it!!

Splendid Willow said...

You are too funny! And did I detect a little bit of Scandinavian x 2 among your images (your dreamy meeting room and BTW thank your for being so understanding to Moms w. little ones!)? Stay warm! xx Monika

gina said...

All of the details of your white dream is heavenly... (I've been dreaming in white lately too - I posted my version a couple days ago). Good things DO come from all this snow!

Cristin said...

What wonderful images!

xo,
cristin

Sarah said...

Look at that bathroom, now thats something I could probably get away with. The white bedroom on the other hand would show every strand of my dogs black hair. Beautiful, I'll keep dreaming too!

simply seleta said...

Oh I love your white post! That kitchen is from a neighborhood next to ours. Isn't it fun???

White is so peaceful and pure. Just like your blog!

xoxo

pve design said...

Seleta,
had a feeling that some of those interiors might be next to you.
pve

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oooo...I like pretty things, too! I am practically salivating over that kitchen with the blue glass backsplash. I'm obsessed with marble counters...and that fact that we are WAY too clumsy sloppy to have them (who are these people that can keep marble so clean?! I am so, so jealous...)

Summer is a Verb said...

Oh, may I come over and take a bubble bath in your stunning bathroom??? XXOO

ci said...

Love the round light wood coffee table. Can you tell me where that came from?
LOVE the white!!

ci said...

Love the round light wood coffee table! can you tell me where it came from?
Love the white!