Primitive White Decorating


Tine K Home Spring Summer 2012 line featured a wonderful presentation of all white decorating schemes using beautiful rustic french furniture. If you are looking for photos that work with all whites, this has been one of the best I have seen.  The interior seems to have a primitive feel, and combines the look of painted wood with absolutely stunning furniture.  French furniture is some of the most beautiful furniture in the world, and seems to have a timeless appeal that lasts years.

You can see this in the all wood paneled walls, ceilings and primitive looking wood flooring.  If you want an antique appearance, consider working with the bare bones of your home.  Work with wood that can be painted and distressed.  Include other raw elements such as metals, brass, and stone.  White marble can look terrific with this combination.  Consider liming your wood, or even painting it.

Perhaps this building was at one time a barn because the ceilings are so high.  Most homes don't have wood paneling up to the ceiling, but you can see in these photos how amazing it can look.

The cabinet is simply outstanding and uniquely tall with paned glass doors. The inside of the cabinet looks to be painted a darker shade of gray compared to the exterior white paint.

If you look at some of the photos the white suggests to be a off gray, instead of a stark white. Having an off gray as apposed to white suggests an aged look.

Antique finishes tend to have more of a beige tone, or a slightly off gray tone. Distressing also goes a long way to suggest age, and the slight showing of the raw wood gives a room a bit more warmth as apposed to perfect painting without ware.

If you look closely at the interior contents of this cabinet,(in the top picture) they have displayed all white plates and platters, and antique silver cutlery, and tableware. The antique books with leather covers add a bit of color to the all white display.

If you are considering painting your dresser white, consider painting the inside a shade or two darker than the exterior color.  You can see here the gray inside the cabinet is just outstanding.  Adding brass will give your dresser some warmth as the books do here.

A Closer Look At A French Bench From Tine K Home's 2012 Spring Summer Collection

A close up view shows the beautiful french bench displaying rustic leather books. The bench with unfinished upholstery gives it a very rustic appearance.

Decorating With A French Influence

A Closer Look At A French Settee From Tine K Home's 2012 Spring Summer Collection

As you can see a closer view of the settee featured in one of their pictures. The settee looks to be Gustavian in nature, and has a very rustic appeal, with the unfinished sides, and very primitive looking upholstery. Lots of blue throws work well in this setting, keeping the color scheme to just a few colors.

All White Decorating Ideas Using Raw Limed Wood Beautiful Silver and Primitive Textiles From Tine K Home Spring Summer 2012

You have to love the display they have in this picture. A antique looking silver cloche is paired with white plates, and a white antique looking candle on a rustic wood table. The overall look is outstanding.

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  • Linda

    Thanks for your useful article with some amazing photos which I have found helpful. After going through your article carefully I am thinking to decorate my whole room with white furniture and I would like to decorate my new room’s ceiling as well which is under construction to see how beautiful match with white ceiling and white furniture. One more thing which is showing with the Dresser regarding color matching of White.