Away From The White

As much as I love the clean lines of my soulless boxy apartment, I find myself craving change. I need more soft neutrals and tactile materials, more natural timbers and unfinished edges, and more than anything, a whole lot less bright, harsh white. I want a bed that looks comfortable and welcoming, I want rooms that exude warmth and personality, and I want natural lighting that spills in softly and uplifts both the room and its inhabitants.

Next time I move, I want to live somewhere a little like this.







The photography of Alice Saunders makes me crave a cottage in the countryside, away from the city, away from the traffic, and away from the starless nights. If you had told me this time last year that slick, sleek Modernist lines wouldn't cut it for me in a mere 12 months time, chances are I would have laughed and rolled my eyes. In fact, if you told me I'd even consider moving a few kilometers further away from the city centre, I probably would have suggested you book an appointment with a therapist. Immediately.

'Not a chance, not ever! I'm a city girl,' I would have laughed.

So much can change in a year.

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18 comments:

Dominic said...

I totally want to have a sign that says "Closed on Wednesdays"

lauren said...

i am ALLLLLL about those natural neutrals, nothing makes me feel more serene and happy!

nicole addison said...

oh wow that would be a gorgeous little home! off in the mountains somewhere..that would be fabulous!

loupita said...

Absolutely love those pictures. Especially love the first one! I'd love an interior like this in a thatched cottage in the country with sea view where I can hide away when the hustle and the bustle of the city gets too much.

Jane Flanagan said...

Love all that texture. I like white spaces but I often feel like they lack enough texture. I'm also with you on craving a cottage. I've been feeling that a lot lately... thinking my days in the city are numbered!

Beatriz Kim said...

I love the natural wood and texture! Really beautiful!

I had the same experience! Who knew I would like the country so much?

Have a great day!

Bette's Bags said...

These photos are so warm and inviting, so soothing and comforting.

Poke Salad Annie said...

I wanna live there too!

Daydream Lily said...

these pictures are so charming!!! Im still a huge fan of white, and white interiors though.

Bee @ Contently said...

I tagged you!

Daisy Kate said...

these photographs are beautiful
Kate - www.dazedyoungmess.blogspot.com ♥

Federica said...

Wonderful blog! I'm impressed!
Greetings from Italy!
Federica

concrete & honey said...

I know, I totally feel the same way, I bought some indoor plants which have made me happy and have decided on the garden apartment look. More green and more wood is what I'm craving...look out, before you know it I'll be living in a living jungle...

Jordan Clarke said...

I feel your pain...loving that bedroom photo *bliss*

alanamarie said...

absolutely gorgeous photography! i want a cottage too haha.

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blog said...

These photos are wonderful... and I love those rustic crates so much *sigh*

This makes me want a countryside house as well, but city-girls need their city homes so it's a case of 'when I win the lottery...' I'll buy a weekend house in the country ;)

[Naomi, inspire*inspire]

xnapoleonx said...

That does look so awesome, just makes me want to grab a cup of tea and a book.

But I also like a modern interior a bit more; so I reckon this would be ideal for a vacation but not for every day