Most of us decorate with white as an accent color. The trim in our house is white, maybe the lamp shades, window shades. But not many of us use it as a color. There are so many shades of white and when used well they look beautiful together! Check out these examples of using shades of white as the main color in decorating.
You might think it sounds like the space would be cold, but check out the textures you see when you don't saturate the pieces with bold color. All of a sudden your space becomes very tactile. You want to touch everything because you see even the subtle textures. I think this is such an elegant, warm way to decorate.