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January 27, 2010

LIVING ROOM FOR WHITE WEDNESDAY

Today for White Wednesday I thought I would show you some pictures of my living room which mostly consists of my favorite colour..............WHITE!!

Such a beautiful sunny day here.

At first glance you may think:  'what, "WHITE"???? WITH 3 BOYS AND A DOG!!!!!!'  But, honestly, white slip covered furniture is the best solution for keeping a home with kids and pets looking clean and tidy.  You see, any mess or stain can be easily bleached out....so every week or two on wash day it looks like you have a set of new furniture!!!
I love the handles on this little table you see below......simply strips of sheet torn and tied.

I love these IKEA shelves as they are deep enough to hold lots of treasures.

A glimpse into the family room, which consists of mainly whites as well.







Well, that's it....not quite a 360 tour, but you get the idea......

Be sure to visit Kathleen's blog at Faded Charm Cottage for a list of all the White Wednesday participants.
And stay tuned for a junkdreams giveaway celebrating my 200th follower.
Happy day!
xojanis

27 comments:

sissie said...

Oh my goodness! I could just move right in and not change a thing.
I love the soft white and the touches of Paris. The shelving looks wonderful and the way you have it displayed is perfect.

Love it all. You have a beautiful home.

Sissie

Rebecca said...

It all looks lovely! So fresh and wonderful...I did get a glimpse of the sun...it is the first I've seen of it in weeks! Thank you for the pick me up
Blessings

Sea Witch said...

Wow, this is so pretty and inviting. Sea Witch

Miss Gracie's House said...

So elegantly, frenchy chic! I love it!
Rene'

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your whites are gorgeous! Just like a magazine!

::cottage instincts:: said...

How peaceful! I have 4 kids still at home and a big, black Bogart...I would love to have white slipcovers, but I'd be washing and putting them on every week. What I'd really love is white leather! Or even deep brown leather and throw white quilts over top...those can be washed more easily.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful living room!

Jennifer said...

I keep wanting to check out Ikea - now I am going to! I can only do so much white also... although I want more... 2 dogs, muddy boot husband, you know the story... sigh... Jennifer

Rustydiva said...

Janis,
Your beautiful kind spirit shows in your home. I've said it before and will say it again ~ I get such a serene and calming feel from your pictures and posts! You really do need to open a spa ~ you have the soul healing touch girl! Absolutely beautiful home!!!!!!

Kenda

Ticking and Toile said...

beautiful!!! your home is gorgeous!!

Shellagh

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I totally agree! White is the way to go when you have kids, the covers get wash and the furniture gets re-painted or scratched with character!!! Sounds easy to me!!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Janis... your home is stunning... I love it all, especially the deep shelves that hold lots of "Stuff"!... xoxo Julie Marie

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

HI Janis,
I am totally with you on the white slipcover thing. I had two dogs, and I have two boys, one 5 and one 22 mos and no matter what they or my husband drops on the sofa, I can just take it off and throw it in the wash with a bit of bleach and walla, fresh white slipcovers again. Most people just look horrified when they see my white furniture, but I just smile. Have a great day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

stefanie said...

Its sooooooo beautiful, I love it all!

June said...

Janis your livingroom is pure Heaven. Everything...amazing! I love it!!! You are so right about living with white. Easy and care free. Some just don't get it. My friends think I'm a crazy woman.
hugs

julie said...

OMG I could just move in and be very comfy. What beauty. Just love it...julie

Jane said...

A beautiful home! Love every detail.
Jane

Deb said...

Hi Janis
Found your blog today through June @laughing with angels & it is so beautiful! Love your white/french inspired living room.
Deb {fellow Canadian}

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a lovely living room. It just doesn't get any better than classic white, does it?!?

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful blog! Love your ideas and pictures. Visiting from another blog.

Chrissy said...

LOVE...LOVE....LOVE your home...can I move in,PLEASE!!!!!

Kelly Ballard said...

What a beautiful room...so peaceful. The slipcovers are brilliant!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

umla said...

Dom jest piękny:)beautiful home

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Just beautiful !! I need to get my white slipcovers out and take the white plunge ~
xoxo
Lori

Janean said...

ADORE (all in caps) your room. what color is your walls? very beautiful.

Desiree said...

I love the entire room!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the silver wine bucket...GORGEOUS!!!

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chicroses said...

Love your living room...so fresh..But I wanted to ask you about your drapes...I really like them..Weve just bought a new home 6 months ago and still have now curtains. I diffently want to have the black rods..I also would like to have a slip cover sofa..hubby keeps saying gosh it would get dirty. Love your blog.sally

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