We love to showcase homes that use color creatively. From an electric pink kitchen backsplash to a gilded mirror or a playfully patterned area rug, color can bring a drab living space to life. But it is also important to look at how a more neutral, subdued color palette can be both beautiful and inviting. The two homes featured here, from Yael Perry with photographs by Itay Benit, show just how spectacular white can be when used in the right proportion with black and grey. By limiting the use of color, the designer has created clean, minimalist looks that are instantly soothing and incredibly chic.
The first apartment, a dazzling white design, is the S|H Apartment, located in Tel Aviv.
The budget for this minimalist design was between $50 – $100k for the 42 square meter (452 square feet) ‘skinny’ apartment.
The apartment was designed as a holiday home for a family that likes to entertain. While bright white is certainly the dominant color, some pops of life, such as a snake plant do make an appearance.
When the designer took over the space for this new family, there was no storage, no bedroom closet, and a very small bathroom.
To make the home feel bigger, despite the main living area measuring just 11 meters by 3.3 meters, white was chosen.
White furnishings like this dining table melt right into the design of the rest of the space, as if they were meant to go togther.
The Parabel table by Eero Aarnio was already owned by the new homeowners, and used along with four Kite chairs, from designer Karim Rashid in the final design.
Because the main living area is small, the dining area becomes a living space as well.
To carry the white throughout the design, white parquet was added to the floor and the walls were painted white.
The kitchen makes use of the narrow space with integrated appliances, but still makes room for unique teapots.
White kitchen cabinets provide just enough storage.
The parquet and walls blend seamlessly, creating that large space the designer was after.
An ivy plant is another opportunity to bring a bit of natural beauty into the stark white home.
In the white on white bedroom design, a subtle bedroom pendant nearly goes unnoticed.