Today we are so excited to team up with The White Company for a post sharing their high summer collection. I promise the sun was shining as I wrote this.now i don’t know you but i feel so white company We’ve brought that classic style to our homes and gardens for so long that we sometimes forget about it, but it’s a timeless look that can be updated and refreshed and never goes out of style. will not be I was very happy to rediscover it in this work.
It’s amazing to remember that The White Company was founded in 1994 (almost 30 years ago, for those of you in the back thinking 10 years ago!) as a 12-page mail-order pamphlet by Chrissy Rucker. It seems like that. Today, he has over 70 stores and his collections range from bedding to homewares to clothing.
In 2008, I interviewed her for an article in The Independent. In it she said: “People think my house is all white from top to bottom, but it has color here and there. Yes, most of my house is white, but I can wipe the cupboards and floors. , white bed linen doesn’t need to be washed like other colored bed linen, and you can even layer the throw over the sofa.”
She has a point. She also echoed my own sentiment that she can’t handle bright colors because it puts her in a manic state. For me, home is a place where I can switch off and relax. It’s about escaping the hectic pace outside. ”
And speaking of white, last week Sophie and I interviewed Jonathan Adler on the podcast. He talked about his love for white walls and a white background to make everything else stand out. This is something The White Company does very well in a more subdued and layered way.
In the same way that white walls complement the furniture, white dishes on the table let the food take center stage.
You can even make a room pure white by mixing textures. Cotton bedding, linen throws, wool and velvet cushions. This adds character and creates layers that give the room a monotonous look.
Add in natural elements like rattan (see Monday’s post), natural wood, and marble to create a look that’s both timeless and complex, comfortable and sophisticated. But I want to emphasize this, I don’t set the rules, but sometimes I feel like I have to enforce them. The key is in hierarchy. A white bed in a white room looks like a hospital until you layer it up.
When setting the table, white plates are still the go-to for many people, but think about shapes as well as textiles.i love these Scallop bowl They come in savory (olives and nuts) or sweet (fruit) and are very pretty. Then, put an oval plate in the middle and mix it so that the whole is not rounded. Another great table-styling tip — this time from cook and celebrity hostess Skye McAlpine — is plentiful. Instead of mixing a lot of different things together, just put lemons or oranges (or even the red onions she suggested) in a big bowl. That will have a bigger impact.
Flower arrangements have also recently embraced this trend, with single flowers in vases rather than mixed bouquets. There’s no right or wrong, of course, but if you tend to whiten your plate and want to make it look more interesting, here are some of the easiest tips and tricks.
The same goes for food. Rather than having the mixed salad in one bowl, Italians often serve the green and tomato salads on separate plates. It looks like they put a lot more work into it than just increasing the visual impact. And the trick for picky eaters is that keeping ingredients separate means everyone can find the part they like and eat it themselves.
Now all that’s left to do is decide if you want to set the tone with white flowers and simple greens, or sing with all the colors on a white background. A long summer begins with a leisurely lunch at a beautiful table. To cheer you up:
here it is Secrets to making Chrissy’s home your own What you told me in 2008 is still relevant today.
1: smell the scent Along with flowers, candles and diffusers.
2 Soften Lots of different textures and textiles.
4 Add a sense of the season Colors and materials change with the seasons.
And I’ll let you in on the secrets of some very refreshing non-alcoholic cocktails (don’t call them mocktails).
Fill a tall glass with a few large ice cubes and top with tonic water. Add a lot (a little more) of Angostura (I promise it’s not bitter) and a squeeze of lime. Aim for a pale Aperol Spritz-like color. Now you can drink throughout your lunch and not need a nap afterwards. Unless, of course, you want to.
with gratitude white company For commodity loans.