Even though white-on-white interior design has a habit of being called “trendy,” I think it’s a timeless look for kitchens and bathrooms. For spaces where you want to feel clean and refreshed, the monochrome palette can be a great choice—and you can always decorate with pops of color, fun accessories, or fresh greenery (depending on the season).
Living and working in Sun Valley, I love looking outside for design inspiration. The ski mountain opens on Thanksgiving Day, so we’re pretty deep into late fall by the time November rolls around. With the leaves gone, most locals are officially counting down until our first big storm.
I love winter for its inspiration in high-contrast, bright-white design. High in the Rockies, this is definitely the season for minimalism. I put together a list of my favorites from our online shop.
1. As soon as I saw these Whitewash Bowls, I knew they were perfect for a blog about winter inspiration. The distressed speckled finish and dark inside glaze remind me of aspen forests or heavy blizzards. If you’re trying to neutralize your kitchen’s color palette without going ultra-modern and refined, these are just what you need. For a natural centerpiece, fill up the small or large size with a few pinecones or boughs from outside. When we’re closer to the holidays, add white or red ornaments for a little festive color.
2. The Tulip Pasta Bowl is feminine, delicate, and so pretty for this time of year. The white porcelain bowl has a stunning gold rim, and its 15” diameter makes it versatile enough for display or serving. Bonus, this bowl comes wrapped and ready-to-gift in a beautifully packaged box (perfect to have on-hand for parties or events when you need something for the host).
3. If you have an all-white kitchen and want to keep up the minimalism but add some texture, napkins are a great way to do both. I think you’ll love our Fringe Linen set. For a more basic option, the Coyuchi Farmhouse Organic Napkins come in Alpine White, Midnight, and Deep Pewter and are an absolute essential for everyday dining and entertaining—even if it’s just a glass of wine and appetizers with friends.
4. For the minimalist bathroom, our Hex Soap Dish is a really fun add. It won’t break up a monochrome palette, and its geometric shape leans more modern than anything else. Perfect for a guest bathroom if you’re hosting family over the holidays.
I’ve always loved white-on-white design, and I think winter makes it an even more dramatic style. With snow piled up outside, monochrome interiors bring minimalism to a whole new level.