Go Gray

Gray has gotten a lot of attention lately. It can create so many different moods in a room & can be warm or cool. It's got such an effortless elegance about it & fits so many different styles.

Ralph Lauren's "Hopsack" got me loving graywhen I painted it in my bathroom (walls & ceiling)against white beadboarded walls:

These next few pictures are of a home from a House Beautiful article about a year & a half ago. I love the color schemes & the Belgian style of the rooms:

Amazing antique table from Belgium.

Above, the natural cypress ceilings, Belgian antique table, Chairs slipcovered in gray linen, simple linen roman shades & strong, rustic antique hanging lanterns just give such a simpl, natural elegance to this room. I love it. It looks so effortless.

Here's their bedroom, with warm gray walls. I love the antique dresser with the vase of flowers on it:

House Beautiful

Check out these really different & beautiful rooms from this month's issue of Country Living, which features Monique Keegan's home in Ohio. (Photography by Don Freeman):

I love this bathroom.
Her basement studio.
Dark, moody living area. Just makes you want to hunker down & have a glass of wine by the fire.
Monique collects vintage medical paraphanelia & displays it beautifully. If you look at all of the pictures above, you may recognize lots of items.
A natural yet more formal feeling room in shades of grays & beige from House Beautiful:

Country Living House of the Year 2008:

If you have time, I think it's worth checking out more of Country Living's 2008 House of the Year, which was inspired by a gorgeous gray wallpaper (above)

And also this amazing home in Connecticut:1795 Home

Maybe you'll want to go gray like me!


David said...

I'm ready to go gray, but I think I want to spell it grey.