13.8.08

{the last of the summer whites}

As balmy breezes turn crisp and longer days fall silently into dusk earlier each night, am longingly aware that soon the pretty summer dresses and opened-toed sandals will be set aside for long scarves and soft cardigans . . . {and here: the last of the summer whites}

{images: 2+6 - Vogue Living Australia; 3 - a.n. + follow studio; 4+7 - Marie Claire Maison; 5 - By e*airfuly+follow studio; 8 - model: Linda Evangelista - photographer: Steven Meisel - original image has been cropped and adapted for this post}

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29 Comments:

Blogger Made Sweet said...

oh, that couch on the third picture down looks so heavenly to me. Those gorgeous pillows! I'd love to sit on that.

August 13, 2008  
Blogger Mrs.French said...

no, no stop! I am not ready yet. These images are so lovely....

August 14, 2008  
Blogger Diane said...

I have been trying to figure out what to do with my old coffee table that is so beautiful but the stain an the wood does not work with my new colors-- now because of you I know -- white -- high gloss -- it will be perfect

August 14, 2008  
Anonymous Rachel Mallon said...

So gorgeous! I just posted white dining rooms on my blog.

August 14, 2008  
Blogger Freshly Found said...

Just love the dining room table. It is inspiring me to bring out all my old glassware again!

August 14, 2008  
Blogger breathing in the dreaming world said...

I love summer whites year round. Beautiful post.

August 14, 2008  
Blogger Jozette said...

sniffle. i'm not ready to let go of summer yet. but i do love fall.

August 14, 2008  
Blogger Absolutely Unique said...

I love, love, love white all year round too! I'm especially in love with image #4. My grandma used to have to dressoir table like that. I wonder where it may be?

August 14, 2008  
Blogger littlebyRD said...

I love these gorgeous white pictures you've found but even more I love your description of late summer with the Fall coming.

August 14, 2008  
Blogger krista said...

I love love love it! I dream of having such a crisp and clean home, just like in the first pic. *sigh*


http://www.astrik.etsy.com

August 14, 2008  
Blogger Patricia Gray said...

Beautiful images!

August 14, 2008  
Blogger SimplyGrove said...

Oh how I love summer whites!!!! Don't leave us yet:(

August 14, 2008  
Blogger Heidi Ann said...

I am just trying to take in that last breath of "summer" and enjoy what is left of those warm weather moments!....Your "whites" so help me do that!....I could be blissfully happily in that first lovely space......Once again am leaving your site a bit more inspired than when I came!!!....So appreciate your post & you!...Heidi XO

August 14, 2008  
Blogger franki durbin said...

You make me want to cry.... the end of open toed sandals? :( I have but two seasons in footwear: open toe and boot. I relish that first day of thr year when all get to enjoy my pedicure... and it is always a bit sad to "pack away the toes" for winter.

LOVELY images, though. You've made my day more rich just by offering those!

August 14, 2008  
Blogger please sir said...

It's amazing how white and molding really go well together.

August 14, 2008  
Blogger Dana said...

I´m much better now, thanks!! You are really nice. These pics are beautiful!! I put you in my blog roll :)

August 14, 2008  
Blogger Songy said...

love seeing lots of whites but difficult to apply in my own house it seems. you'd think just slapping white paint can't be that hard as there's white and colours but wrong...

there are so many different whites and then matching 'whitish' colours. who would have thought white is just one colour... anyway.. just my ranting. I love seeing beautiful pictures in your blog as always. :)

August 14, 2008  
Blogger People St.Clair said...

I'm so lovin' all of these white images. Every image is truly beautiful.

August 14, 2008  
Blogger Teal Chic said...

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, I really appreciate it!

Great post as usual!!!! I'm loving all the white :)

August 14, 2008  
Blogger Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So many lovely shades of white. Especially in the last photo!

August 14, 2008  
Blogger Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Just popping in for a last hello before I enter into a complete wedding frenzy!

Can't wait to return to my regular blog reading and visiting!

Happy weekend,
Melissa

August 15, 2008  
Blogger Marie Louise said...

Excellent posts. There's nothing like white that allows you to exhale. And the gray series below is just sublime. As always, so many beautiful things here!

August 15, 2008  
Blogger mrsplainjane said...

such beautiful calming images...

August 15, 2008  
Blogger Julia said...

Oh my. Oh my! I feel like I've been properly showered in white! Thank you!

August 15, 2008  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

That couch...this flowy dress...I love your whites!

August 15, 2008  
Blogger amy kathryn said...

oh soft cardigans...
love those chairs in the 2nd photo

August 16, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Mrs. French, Jozette, Simplygrove, and Franki – there’s still time left :) A few more weeks of white flirty dresses and open-toed shoes, definitely!

Diane – would love to see how your coffee table turns out!

Littlebyrd – thank you! Wish I had more time for writing – have such fun with it.

Heidi Ann – could you be any sweeter? So nice to be so appreciated!

Dana – so glad you’re feeling better :)

As always, thanks so much, everyone, for saying hello. Hope you’re having a fantastic week!

August 16, 2008  
Blogger Sean said...

Nice series! Love the lack of color.

http://phinds.blogspot.com

August 17, 2008  
Blogger Classic Style in City said...

as always on your side..lovely images..

August 26, 2008  

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