I've been changing up my living room lately and took some photos of these white hydrangea and silver boxes. During the spring, I deliberated over whether or not to paint the interior of the house white and even did a post about not painting and leaving the walls the same taupe/buff color I'd had for almost ten year.
In the end, white won me over. I took a few days off from work this summer and painted with gusto, finishing the downstairs in about three days. And I'm glad I did. As you might expect, the soft white really brightened the rooms. Although you can't see the entire mirror here, it's a consignment store find that was an ugly orangey-pine color that I gold leafed and finished with an antique glaze. The only problem was that I had to restrain myself from gold leafing five other things in the house. A gold leaf little goes a long way.