I've never been a fan of white/beige interiors. I find them boring, unwelcoming and definitely not inspiring. I'm learning everyday more and more why I do and don't like different styles and I think I figured out why I don't care for the all white or beige look.
Yes, they look clean but I think they can also look stark. Designer Stephen Knollenberg has done a lot of white interiors but they don't bother me as much as others. I think it's because he always has a little something to contrast the white. The wicker wingback chair averts your eye from all the monotone colors, the industrial metal barstools in the kitchen give it some spark, and the zebra stool is a nice pattern to throw into the mix. It's just nice to have something to help your eyes not glaze over with "blah everything's white or beige."
I guess I just like the unexpected or having a wow factor in a home.
(Via Desire to Inspire)