How a White Backdrop Can Make Colors Pop

When Erin Moser from House of Turquoise recently asked if I’d like to guest post again on her beautiful blog while she takes a little maternity leave (a couple of weeks ago she welcomed her first child),  I said, “duh, YES!”

blue hydrangeas 


House of Turquoise is famous for featuring gorgeous interiors with all shades of blue.  I decided to tell the story of Christiana (who ALSO just had a baby), who moved into a rather dark home last year in Nashville that needed a color intervention to fit her bright and sunny spirit.  You may remember the before and afters of this living room that was featured on my blog and also in The Tennessean newspaper.

belgian chic

Belgian Chic Color Makeover 


Well, since that time, there’s more to show you – we’ve interjected some pops of blue and pink to enliven the oasis of white.  Christiana originally wanted a white backdrop so that she could bring in different colors as she wished.  With her new baby on its way, it was a great time to add a little happy color – don’t you think?  


So pop on over to The House of Turquoise to see what we’ve done to bring in a bit of color!


  1. Marcee ... ILLINOIS

    Gorgeous! Such peace and tranquility.

    New to your blog posts. I like them!

  2. Paula Van Hoogen

    A few years back, I would’ve said no to white….but since I repainted my own living room to match the wood work (Linen white), I do love the freedom and cleanliness it gave the room. It was taupe before with a slight green undertone. My front porch roof made the room dark before. Now I will be recommending a warm white to my friend with a dark living room, also we will be changing an old shag dirty white carpet to seagrass and slipcovering some old chairs in cream. I’m loving Mascarpone lately,but if you have seen other whites, such as Ivory White, what do you think the difference would be, Kristie?
    Did you choose the white above to match the french doors…or is it a cool white to contrast with the floors?


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