While all-white interiors are a stalwart of Scandinavian design, as I sit in 20-something degree weather in Seattle, I’m finding myself drawn to cozier, more rustic versions of winter whites on white on white on white. I’m curious to see if you’re feeling this look too.

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While there’s a bit of wabi-sabi to this look, key decisions keep the look from going to shabby chic. Modern light fixtures make a ton of difference. A classic Nelson saucer pendant lamp or maybe a vintage Noguchi (investment alert!) help keep the look current.

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Clean modern lines juxtaposed with more traditional pieces mix for the perfect cozy, rather than sterile feel.

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And all kinds of texture – knits, wools, linens, woods, hides, paneling, painted brick, exposed beams, they all combine to give you that nest-like feel.

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People often lament that white furniture is highly impractical, but I actually beg to differ. With the invention of Oxyclean, you can get rid of just about any spill quickly and keep your whites bright for the long term.

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interiors by leanne ford / fantastic frank / the design villa

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  1. A really nicely put together look and a very good reference and inspo for my own projects. I’m a great fan of white on white and letting textures and character show through, re-using, re-cycling, re-purposing and re-loving items. A coat of white is a great way to give a second life to pieces and freshen everything up again. Thanks.