a whitewashed dream house

The super cold weather I wished for over Christmas is finally here and I couldn’t be happier!  Is it just me or does winter weather make you want to paint everything in your house white and layer with tons of texture?  This weekend house on the North Fork of Long Island, which was recently featured in Lonny, is a great example of that exact aesthetic – all that magical natural light makes it feel like there’s a pile of snow outside those windows, doesn’t it?  Creamy white walls, floors and cabinetry are lovely backdrops for beautiful antiques mixed in with modern touches and even though I’m not one to normally gravitate toward overly soft or feminine spaces, the English fabrics and upholstery from Cowtan and Tart throughout the house make my heart skip a beat! I can’t think of a better way to kick off the start of a short week than with some gorgeous country house eye candy:

Despite having littles, the entire house is chic and elegant and cozy, all at the same time.  I love the double sofas paired with that tufted blue leather ottoman and that antique hutch adds so much warmth and interest to all the white:

A pop of blue on the stairs is just enough color to keep the entryway from looking washed out:

The soft sage green mantle and the fabulous curtain panels make this feel more like an English cottage:

A campaign-style desk and a closer shot of those fabulous curtains:

You know I love me some all-white kitchens but my favorite part of this one is the wall of windows above the sink – such a tiny detail that makes a small kitchen seem even bigger:

Open shelving, a single antique brass sconce and to-the-ceiling subway tile are so, so charming:

Love the mix of furnishings in the dining area:

Pretty little niche in the corner of the dining room; the antique console adds so much depth, not to mention added storage:

A great example of how less can really be more in this bathroom; the wallpaper and woodwork is simple, but stunning, in its simplicity:

A bright and airy kid’s room:

And an equally lovely master bedroom…the pale green tufted linen headboard and chinoiserie Roman blinds are a little nod to the lovely gardens right outside the window:

To read more about this home, check out the article on Lonny here.

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  1. Mark Joshua on January 21, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Nice Interiors! White is simple but it really makes your house brighter and relaxing.

  2. Kelly Stivers on January 21, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Mark – isn't it amazing? I wish it were mine, but it is not!

  3. Liz on February 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you for your post about this beautiful home. Do you know the source for the sconces in the kitchen?

  4. Kelly Stivers on February 19, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Hi, Liz! I have no idea which ones they used; you could click the link I included in the post to the original article and see if they mention where they're from, but they look like Circa!

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