Shades of white and ivory add elegance to your living room. Don't fret about keeping your palette pure white: you can mix ivory and white tones and incorporate older pieces with newer ones in this way.
Black and white have long been the go-to color combination in Scandinavian circles. Whether it’s a cluster of picture frames, an oversized light fixture or even something as simple as a planter. Black acts as a neutral and has an excellent grounding quality in all white spaces.
Want to instantly add brightness to a room? Painting your walls and built-ins white is a sure-fire way, and instantly makes any colorful accessories in the room pop. With a white backdrop, you don't need to go for intense colors. On trend metallics and pastels are a great way to add interest.
A striking heirloom lilac, ‘Madame Lemoine’ was bred near Nancy, France, by the famous lilac breeder Lemoine. He named this beauty after his wife. Strongly fragrant double white blooms grace this lilac in late spring to early summer. Flower buds are cream and open to pure white. This French hybrid lilac grows 8 to 15 feet tall and up to 15 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 3-7.
To find the most durable plants for your area’s soil and climate, scout out old graveyards to discover orange daylilies, hardy daffodils, “cemetery whites” (Iris albicans), and other heirlooms which have grown as memorials in utter neglect for centuries. Now that’s the kind of toughness plants need in my own garden!