Work with natural shadows and touch-me textures to give the illusion of depth to a flat white setting. Intriguing objets enjoy an Andy Warhol moment...

Pale wood is the perfect partner to the creamy whites of a blissed-out bedroom. Lace walls, soft linens and a chic patchwork floor embrace the spirit of the Med.

The chalky whites and rustic textures of Ibiza come together in an epic chill-out zone. A simple chimney breast dressed in sun-bleached pebbles captures the raw beauty of beachside living.

Delicate variations of soothing eau de nil are a warm complement to snowy shades.

Pattern on pattern comes into its own when teamed with white. Like the icing on a bespoke wedding cake, this sofa's tactile seat is inviting to the touch.

Photography: Paul Massey

Styling: Hannah Franklin


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