Mansions and Millionaires Showhouse
Mill Neck, New York
Beverly Balk, Beverly Balk Interiors Inc., 708 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY 11545; 516/759-3198, beverlybalkinteriors.com.
Photographs by Tria Giovan
Produced by Bonnie Maharam
Although white is often used as a background to allow other elements to shine--colorful food on a white plate or a brilliant painting on a white wall--that isn't always the case. In Beverly Balk's all-white kitchen/dining area in Long Island's Mansions & Millionaires Showhouse, her dramatic fittings created a bit of a paradox--by making the absence of color into a presence.
"White doesn't have to be antiseptic," says Beverly. "It can adapt to whatever accent color is pleasing to you at the time."