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Hi Cherie I'm a huge fan of yours and truly excited to be getting advice from you. We are in the process of purchasing our first home now the house is exactly what we've been looking for but one is its really light from the tiles to the cupboards in the kitchen everywhere it's really white. My question is can you please advice me on how to design it and use what we already have for such a White House? How can we dress it up to make it look less bright please help? Regards Liz

Answered Tuesday 17 May 2016

Hi Elizabeth,

Congratulations on your new home - and first exciting step on the property ladder. An all-white house is certainly easier to spruce up than one that's a blaze of colour. The key is "colour accents", which work really well with a neutral background. You could do this with your furnishings, using colourful cushions, rugs, wall hangings, bright towels and maybe a pot plant in the bathroom, etc. If you want to go one step further, you could think about a feature wall here and there in a strong colour or maybe even a subtle wallpaper pattern. That little pop of colour will make all the difference. In the kitchen, down the track, you might consider a feature splashback of interesting tiles instead of the plain white ones I assume you have there now. I think you'll find these relatively minor changes will make the world of difference. Good luck! Cherie

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Cherie Barber

Cherie Barber personally renovated 26 properties and been involved in deals well over $50 million.

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