Written by Tessa Woolf | Photography by Carla Boecklin

Local designer, Emily White shares her tips for creating a Scandi-inspired abode.

Choose Warm Metals

White opted for brass hardware and fixtures, and bold gold accents and accessories, including the living room’s large chandelier. The glowing metals add warmth to the white-and-black palette.

Add a Touch of Whimsy

Neutral décor doesn’t have to be boring. Case in point: the oversized organic-shaped chandelier above the dining table (next image), and the rabbit-motif magnetic wallpaper, marquee-style sign and mod bubble chair hanging in Maggie’s bedroom.

Incorporate Texture

White didn’t want any drywall, so she installed wood paneling throughout the home and a faux white-brick wall in the living room for interest. She also added decorative wood beams to accent the ceiling and lifted roofline.

Add Contrast with Black

The homeowner added contrast to the blanc palette with pops of black throughout the dwelling, including the ebony-painted window frames, exterior doors and a two-tone staircase that connects the original home to the new addition.

Pick Your White Wisely

White says the right shade of paint makes all the difference—she recommends a warm, antique white tone.

To view Emily White’s Park City Home’s complete transformation, see: House Tour: Living with White in Park City

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