Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pretty in White

Do you hear that sound? That's my heart pounding over this white kitchen. It belongs to a house in Dallas that was built in 1925 and is now on the market for $5 million.

I'm not sure my family could live in an all-white house, but I love looking at them.

Joni Webb (one of my favorite bloggers!) posted these lovely photos on Cote de Texas--head over there to see the rest of the house.

I'm linking up to the Hooked on Fridays blog party because I'm hooked on this house!


29 comments:

  1. Wow, Julia, so beautiful. I'm with you, though. We'd never make it in an all white home. Hard enough with the espresso brown!

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  2. I've tried doing some white things in my home, and they all end up brown after awhile. I would LOVE to have white or light colored couches, but I know that they would always be dirty! The all white is so beautiful to me, though. And that house shown on Joni's website was gorgeous wasn't it? When someone gives me a few million dollars, I might buy one just like it. :)

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  3. I LOVE the window over the kitchen sink. Truly gorgeous!! :)

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  4. gorgeous!! my family couldn't live in a house like this, but I so could...! wow wee~

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  5. I love it. I could not and would not live in it. Cause my cats would have hair everywhere. But I love it. Thanks.
    http://alzheimersandmomblog.blogspot.com/

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  6. I know the whole white things looks amazing huh! I don't know if we could pull it off either (toddler and a newborn on the way) BUT why not give it a chance... so gorgeous! I could so imagine putsin' around in that kitchen... delish!

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  7. Gorgeous! I love that kitchen, but there's no way white would work with 2 cats and a 5 year old!

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  8. thank YOU - love thiS!!! ok - I expect to see a huge rise in my rankings today with your endorsement!!! and I'm off to see Whoopi's - didn't Bountiful do her house?

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  9. If my two years old saw that kitchen her heart would be pounding too... where is the ketchup and glitter glue... I quake with nerves at the sight of that at this time in my life :)

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  10. Little too white for me. How do they keep color out? That's always my question when I see all white houses:)

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  11. My kitchen's had white cabinets and a wooden countertop for decades, but I've done a very rash thing that you may appreciate, Julia, and which I hope you'll wish me luck with, seeing as it's wonderful sites like yours that have given me the courage, or pushed me over the edge, whichever way you look at it! I've bought a cream coloured wool shaggy rug for the living room and may be about to buy an off-white slipcover for one of the sofas, which is currently bottle green. (My living room has looked like Christmas for years, with a rusty red sofa, a green one and a green, russet and gold rug.) After years of keeping a kid friendly living room, the craving for something more beachy and grown up finally threatened to overwhelm me. My youngest is nearly twelve now, and knows where the plates and trays live. In theory, he also knows how a coffee table works...We'll see. It's spills I'm more worried about, but wool is soil repellent and I only ever get machine washable slipcovers.

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  12. I can't wait for my children to be past the "jelly hands" stage. I'm going for white-white-WHITE!!!! Washable slipcovers will be my best friends. :) I can picture it now. In fact I think I'll post about it tomorrow. Thanks for the daydream time. I love your blog! xox

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  13. I admire this look, but even as a child-free pet-free household, I like more color in my home. This is a bit clinical and unfriendly for me to want to come back to each evening.

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  14. Hi i came over from LeAnn @ simply dandy - i love these images and yes could very happily live there. To me this is gorgeous, Mel xxx

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  15. Ooooh so much white I am getting hives...my family could do a good number on that...as could the big black dog. Sigh.

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  16. I just adore the kitchen! It is simply gorgeous! I am ready to move in...!

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  17. That is a house for really neat grownups. Most people couldn't live in all white.

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  18. It's great to see a "done" kitchen that doesn't have stainless steel. The only metal is the lantern.

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  19. I always have a hard time with white rooms. I love the idea of them with a pop of color here and there, but I'm thinking I would bring out a little colorful paint after a year or so. Of course, that would be after my family smeared their dirty hands on the wall! :-)

    Kim

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  20. Julia, this is gorgeous. I love, love, love the marble counters in the kitchen...have always dreamed of having them. I am hoping someday to just have one of our counters covered with marble.

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  21. Ok...they have no kids or they keep them in the garage.

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  22. Let's face it--the minute you had a sign of real life, like toys, dirty laundry, or anything that didn't go with the color palette, these rooms would lose a lot of their appeal. I think they're so pretty in pictures, though! -Julia

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  23. The DH would have to go ... he'd never NEVER make it in that home ... chuckle! Have a lovely weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

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  24. Absolutely beautiful, took my breath away!

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  25. Hello. I'm new to your blog. I love all the white! Maybe when my daughter gets older...lol. She drools on everything! stop by my blog at onefashionistadiva.blogspot.com

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  26. beautiful! love the all-white home! i once had an all-white beach cottage - it wasn't all-white when i took it, but i re-painted the entire cottage in white, including the wooden floors - there was a large sun room across the water side that ran the length of the structure and i painted it all white, as well - then hung white sheers at ceiling height on a rope all the way across the 3 exterior window-walls of the porch - left about 18" sheer at the floor edge to be billowy - with the jalousie windows open, the ocean breeze kept them in constant movement - beautiful!! re-did the furniture in white canvas fabric - couple of sisal rugs - accessories straight from the ocean - drift wood, shells, etc - my most favorite place i've ever lived!

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  27. Of course, when I see this I can't help but see Maggie (the dog's) large black hair balls on every surface! Sigh...

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