White House Wednesday

So now that you saw my first love (see My Affair With A House), I wanted to show you the homes that I currently gravitate towards. Some are cream color, egg-shell, soft beige, picket-fence white, really white… Do you see a pattern? I didn’t realize this “white hot” obsession until recently, and it is not just for houses! Ask any of my close friends my most over-used phrase and they would say, without hesitation, “That would look perfect with white jeans!” It is so bad that they finish the sentence almost instantly.

Now, white jeans are not the only victim of my catch phrase. I am constantly looking at houses and saying, “That house would look so much better in white!” Often times I will add, “and black shutters!” or, “and a black front door!” White houses are not just for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue anymore. They are fresh, refined, and stately. They can make a traditional brick home look more modern, they can make a plank house look more sophisticated, and they can make any house look chic.

Warning: You are about to see a lot of boxwoods. They are just the ideal accessory to a white house.

White picket fence and hedge via pinterest

This oozes charm! I can picture my little black pug Emmie standing guard by the fence. Photo source: Pinterest

White perfection via pinterest

Absolute white perfection (and the boxwoods make their first post appearance).  Photo source: Pinterest (Ugh! Please tell me if y’all know the real source!)

White House_BoxwoodS_via Katie Design

A very fresh and updated use of white! Designer and photo source: KATIE Design

White home with Hydrangeas via Habitually Chic

Hydrangea Heaven. A gorgeous white home with sophisticated white awnings. Photo source: Habitually Chic

The Parent Trap bia Southern Preppy Blog

Here again is the London home used in the Nancy Meyer’s version of The Parent Trap. Quintessentially British.  Photo source: Preppy Southerner

Pamela Pierce home via Veranda

Pamela Pierce’s home in Veranda. While I usually advocate for black shutters, this looks SO sophisticated (or maybe the potted boxwoods are clouding my judgement)!

Palm Beach Home via Ferguson and Shamamian

Can Ferguson & Shamamian do no wrong? This Palm Beach home will still look phenomenal 500 years later. Not to mention that gorgeous blue and white on the wall! Swoon….

White with black shutters in fall via Pinterest

This house has me ready for fresh cashmere and riding boots, but something tells me it looks great in all seasons! Photo source: Pinterest

Nantucket Beach House_With love from Kat

Now this is my kind of beach house! Definitely helps that it is on my favorite island of Nantucket. Photo source: With Love From Kat

Mark D Sikes Home via Mark D Sikes

Mark’s style is everything. I really don’t know what else to say.  He gets white, he gets boxwoods, he gets blue and white, and I adore his style! Mark D. Sikes

Kentucky Greek Revival_WSJ

A very historic and fantastic Kentucky Greek revival. Photo source: Wall Street Journal

Italian home with vines via cool chics style fashion

An Italian masterpiece, and I love the open look of the shutters. As my parent’s friend always jokes, “Those rich people and their gravel driveways!”  He is so right though! Photo source: Cool Chic Style Fashion

Dallas home_Veranda Mag._Photo by Max Kim Beejpg

I have yet to come across this Dallas home, but I think I would surely get in accident for braking suddenly when I saw it. What a gorgeous robin’s egg blue door. Very stately. Photo source: Veranda

Charlotte Moss via

Charlotte Moss masters the art of black and white here, not to mention total elegance. My pug, who recently chewed through her “A Flair For Living” book (wahhh) would have to agree. Photo source: Belle Vivir

Boxwoods and White Home via Jan Showers

Perfect in every way. What a great use of boxwoods. Designer and Photo source: Jan Showers

Boxwood Estate via Veranda Mag

Guess why this is my favorite picture? Ok, I’ll tell you. It is called the Boxwood Estate. It also helps that it is truly historic and beautiful. A personal favorite! The architect of this well-known Nashville estate is Gil Schafer and the photo source is Veranda.

Atlanta Georgia Revival>Emily Jerkins Followill_Things That Inspire

Staying in the South, let’s move to Atlanta. This Georgian revival is classically attractive. Photo source: Things That Inspire


The original Affair With A House. Bunny Williams’ interiors never go out of style. Photo source: Mark D. Sikes


Can I move in? This house has a little bit of everything going for it. Sadly, I have a lot of everything going on in this busy start to summer! Photo source: Pinterest

See you tomorrow! May one day you get to sleep in a white house, just don’t be caught wearing a blue dress! 😉