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Try It White

Always crisp and definitely cool, the color white speaks of a care-free summer, but can be beautiful year-round. Decorator Gerrie Bremermann calls white "soothing and uplifting," and uses it to marry French, Italian, and midcentury antiques.

A chic, all-white room may seem easy to achieve, but looks can be deceiving. To do it successfully, add plenty of texture and a little shine -- such as a seagrass rug and metallic lamps.

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