January, new beginnings, cooler temps and in some areas snow days. What is it about a fresh new snow that feels so good? (Unless you have to shovel it, of course)

All of these chilly days and thoughts of snow have us reminiscing our favorite monochromatic white spaces that we have designed over the years:

Classic interior by Lisa Gilmore Design | Image: Native House Photography

Symmetry and balance at it’s finest. This classic interior will forever be one of our favorites.

Mid Century Modern interior by Lisa Gilmore Design

An oldie, but definitely a goodie. The way the shiny terrazzo floors, chrome details and white upholstery played with each other, makes the sunshine bounce heavenly through the space.

Lake house Interior Design by Lisa Gilmore Design | Image: Native House Photography

Lake house Interior Design by Lisa Gilmore Design | Image: Native House Photography

While this space isn’t completely just white, we can’t help but adore this lake house interior with it’s crisp white design, lucite cocktail table and jolts of navy blue.

Traditional foyer by Lisa Gilmore Design | Native House Photography

Classic tufting, mahogany, hand blocked wallpaper finished with a beautiful collection of botanical imagery. This monochromatic foyer is ever so pleasing.

Transitional monochromatic living room by Lisa Gilmore Design | Image: Native House Photography

Those beams, that chandelier, the bright walls in contrast with the dark trim. There is so much we love about this space, the layout, the texture and all the monochromatic calmness.

Where ever your winter days may find you, we hope you are enjoying them in a beautiful space, hopefully with a cozy fire nearby.

With love & design-y dreams,

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A few weeks ago, I shared part one of this three part story hereand I know some of you have been itching to see more since I shared, (and I have been so excited to share as well!) So finally, here is part two!

When I left you last, we ended with the dining room and staircase, so today we are going to check out the upstairs. (don't forget to look at the before photos previously posted, too!)

The homeowners have a love for Maine, so we decided to do a coastal feel with a touch of Maine to greet their guests in the guest bedroom. We combined blue and navy patterns and a simple stripe rug. The dresser has a very stately feel to it with it's warm wood tone. 

I am truly kind of in love with the end table, it's pinstripe canvas finished with a camel leather detail on the edge. So handsome! We topped the end table with a heirloom marble lamp passed down through family, together I think they make a lovely pair. 

In addition to their guest room, they also have a pretty sweet music room, a collection of records, vintage concert posters and beyond. While, we didn't provide every detail of design here, we did have a hand in a few finishing touches, colors, and art placement. I couldn't help but share this really fun room what a great place to unwind!

Finally, the master bedroom, such a simply restful place. Every time I see it, I just breathe a deep breath and feel instantly relaxed. A combination of shades of gray, fine details on the textiles that look like mens suiting and beautiful German Silk drapery. I could go on and on!

In the master bathroom we did a bit of a facelift, with a new custom vanity, mirror, sconces and plumbing fixtures. What a difference they made!

Well, that's it for part two of our timeless monochromatic photo tour, next we will hit part three... it's the not so monochromatic space in this residence!

All photos by Native House Photography


I have this love, for black and white design. Well, really black and white anything. As I'm sitting here typing this I look down and I am dressed in black and white graphic pants and a black top. The drapery in our studio is black with a classic black and white tape. 

Drapery and sunshine in LG Design studio

I particularly love black and white in bedroom settings. In the spring of last  year, we completed a fun contemporary project in the greater Sarasota area. The master bedroom featured a nice crisp black and white design with touches of gray and adorned with metal elements. 

Photography by: Native House Photography for Lisa Gilmore Design

Photography by: Native House Photography for Lisa Gilmore Design

Photography by: Native House Photography for Lisa Gilmore Design

Isn't the bold black and white pattern on the drapery just delicious? I love how striking it is, I think it pairs so nicely with the black and white lacquered furniture. 

Photography by: Native House Photography for Lisa Gilmore Design

Maybe such a contemporary setting is your style? Here are some textile pairings that might tickle your design fancy a little more:

What are your thoughts on black and white spaces? Are you ready to lack color in your interior?