No white after Labor Day. You have heard the rule. The real question is do you follow it? Growing up in Florida, this rule did not exist, was not enforced, and was irrelevant. People come to Florida to get a second season wear of their white jeans, dresses, and bathing suits. I was more than happy to have them as a year round staple in my Floridian wardrobe.
Enter my freshman year at SMU. I distinctly remember the Tuesday after Labor Day when I overheard a bunch of girls saying how they were putting away their summer clothes and taking out their fall ones. Needless to say, I was confused. After all, the temperature was in the 100’s and it was impossible to walk outside without perspiring. However, I unwillingly followed along.
Fast forward to last year, when I finally decided it was ridiculous to put away my summer whites when it still felt like summer. I saw so many other people stretching out their wear, so why should I suffer with the “blues.” That philosophy is the inspiration for this post. White can work year round in the home, last week’s post proves that. I will certainly go through all of the seasonal textures and traditions for the home on The Potted Boxwood, but today let’s give white one last hoorah.
A feminine and plush room of white-gray hues in NZ House & Garden.
Soft splashes of color and pattern keep this off-white room from looking anything but bland. Photo source: Architectural Digest
A plethora of white and natural elements. Ideal for a coastal home. Photo source: South Shore Decorating Blog