Bright Whites, Big City - 405 Magazine

Bright Whites, Big City

With its crisp, clean look, white plays a starring role in home furnishings, fashion and finishing touches.

Front and Center

With its crisp, clean look, white plays a starring role in home furnishings.

(left to right) Major Chair in Tahoe leather by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, $2,230 at Port Interiors, Nico chaise lounge by Stylus, $1,200 at True North Living, Tina table by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, $995 at Port Interiors


Do Not Sit!

Vitra Design creates exact replicas of milestones in furniture design on a diminutive and highly collectible scale. The Eames chair (about 4" tall) is $170.95 at the Museum Store at OKC Museum of Art



All Around

Brighten your space or maintain your monochrome with treasures old and new.

“Menina Preta (Delicia)” by Skip Hill, 48" x 60", acrylic, ink and charcoal on canvas, $3,000 at JRB Art at the Elms

(left to right) Dendrobium orchid with Mitsumata sticks in an Odyssey vase, $175 at Calvert’s Plant Interiors, Vintage blanc de Chine lamp with pierced cutwork, $290 at Les Debris, Grand Casablanca by Zodax porcelain diffusers, $75 each at Red Chateau


Bright Ideas

Phillips award-winning LED bulb replaces a 60-watt incandescent with a mere 10 watts of power. Its average life is 25,000 hours! $52.60 at Voss Lighting



Decked Out

White before and after Labor Day? We say, “Yes!”

Zenobia silk charmeuse and embossed cotton dress, $995 at Ruth Meyers

“Fashion is ever-changing, always evolving – and so are the rules! Bright whites have evolved from the overwhelming popularity of crisp, white cotton shirts and white jeans. At this point, white has total acceptance as a trans-seasonal option.”
Cindi Shelby, owner, Ruth Meyers

(left to right) Crepe suit ($852) and silk blouse ($324) by Gabriele Strehle of Strenesse, at Mr. Ooley’s, Robin Brouillette pintucked day dress ($785) and car coat ($845), at Liberté, Nha Khanh wool dress, $890 at Liberté, Haute Hippie top ($225) and Alice + Olivia shorts ($154), at On A Whim, Parker shirt dress, $209 at On A Whim



Finishing Touches

Kenneth Jay Lane elephant rhinestone necklace with gold chain, $100 at Dillard’s Penn Square Mall

“The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” Olympia Dukakis as Clairee Belcher in “Steel Magnolias”

(left to right) Elizabeth Showers moss agate drop earrings in 18kt gold, $1,500 at Naifeh Fine Jewelry, Freshwater coin pearl earrings ($785) and necklace ($1,625), at Naifeh Fine Jewelry, Michele Tahitian ceramic watch with 100 diamonds and enamel dial, $1,995 at Mitchell’s Jewelry