Chrissie Rucker is one of those rare birds who actually practices what she preaches. As Founder of The White Company, her passion for simple, beautiful, well-designed and affordably priced house wears has made her an aesthetic expert on all things calming and peaceful. And her homes are nothing short of the white oasis one would expect!

Perfectly times to celebrate the brand's 25th anniversary, Chrissie's new book For The Love of White: The White And Neutral Home is full of advice and inspiration for making your own bright, open spaces. "The thing about white is that it goes with everything, it is a canvas for life, whoever you are and whatever your tastes," says Chrissie. "You just can't beat it."

Click through for an exclusive tour of her relaxing pool house oasis at her country home outside of London. And be sure to take a close look at her sun umbrellas - how fabulous!

[Photos by Chris Everard]