Bleached white bones

As Gilbert Chesterson said quite famously, "White is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black."  The row house below, for rent, can be seen as sterile, bare and devoid of colour and life.  And true, this house's smattering colour palette of red, turquoise, brown and grey remind me more of a designer's tumblr page than a livable home .  But you've got to admit, this house has some great bones to work with.  Such as the windows that extend all the way down to the floor, acting as faux doorways and the vaulted ceilings that make the house feel a lot larger than the 1,900 square feet.  Or the European-style kitchen wall that allows you to add whatever size and style of kitchen island you would like.  Give me some interesting textiles and I can easily make this blank canvas into my type of home.  And my type of home, I mean mismatched and full of books and "character."











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  1. This was such a fun post to look through and I love the clean feel and like you said the European design is very unique

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  2. Wow....so austere, Rooth! This is a perfect place for a writer who needs some quiet space, eh? Love how the windows go down close to the floor.:)

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  3. I love clean white spaces. So easy to style and dress up with accessories and pops of colour

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  4. Loving the comic book wall art and the pop of turquoise!

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  5. I love it. and it would look very different with some signs of someone living in there. it's gorgeous!!!

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  6. i think that is so so gorgeous. there is something great about having that blank canvas!

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  7. I was going to say 'Never!' and stand my ground . . . until I saw that lovely wood floor.

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  8. I do like white if you put spots of color in it.

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  9. OK, I have to say - I LOVE this house. I'm a big fan of all-white rooms with pops of color, and you're right - this house has great bones to work from! I'm itching to throw up colorful art on those walls.

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  10. I'm dead. I LOVE that house. Give me that kitchen and those floors asap. So amazing. Off to pin a bunch of these shots now.

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  11. Not my style but it's still very pretty inside.

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  12. I don't mind the white. Neel and I were saying last night that we don't need one of those crazytown houses (like when HGTV has shows where people live in old nuclear silos). We just want a house. We can do contemporary, but this house is a bit post-modern for me. And while I like the kitchen, from a distance those cabinets look like those old 80s laminate cabinets to me.

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  13. The outside seems a little extreme to me even though I am from Europe - but the inside feels better (though I´d add some COLOR)! :-)

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  14. I like this post so much: these pictures are so nicee!
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  15. One day, I WILL have an all white room...right now, with the babes it's a scary thought.

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  16. gorgeous and breathtaking, but I'd be terrified to do anything, especially eat! I think it'd horrify me to see all the dirt I track in and everything I spill!

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  17. I love those floors, both the washed out and rough. I'm a sucker for wood floors.

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  18. I also like minimalism and white walls!
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  19. I would love to stay at one of those cute little houses for a week! Love the white picket fenced look of them! And I love the white, minimalistic interior, so clean cut.

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  20. mixing and matching and the addition of books would definitely add character!

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  21. I don't know if I could live in a home like that (it's missing the coziness factor for me) but it looks like my dream photo studio!

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  22. I love the simplicity of these! I'm definitely taking some ideas away for my future home ;) Cute blog by the way!
    xo

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  23. All utterly gorgeous! Nicely curated, Rooth.
    Ronnie xo

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  24. yes! i have plenty of ideas what i would do to these places. i love the picture with the dark timber floor.

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  25. Gorgeous place! Very inspiring ... especially to get rid of a lot of stuff and live in a spare empty space.

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  26. this is beautiful. I love white and spacious rooms. I shall add this onto my list of dream houses.

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  27. All that white space is ridiculously calming. I keep thinking about that bedroom - how quiet it would be. But alas, I think I have way to much stuff to survive in a house like this....

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  28. I really love how clean and relaxing white space can be. My biggest problem is that I would never be able to keep up with cleaning!

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