Gray Matters

I know it would appear that all I have been writing about is gray lately, which is somewhat true. Yesterday I painted my desk gray, hoping to get it to look like the one in the picture above and well, it looks nice but I picked out a gray that is a lot lighter.  Apparently, even after looking at paint colors, what seems to be like all summer long, I still do not have a knack for picking out colors that match the photos I find.  Oh well, I suppose I have learned a few things a long the way.  
I love all of these gray items from Shabby Chic.  They have some lovely new stuff over at their site.
Although I have gray on the brain I hope you all have a bright and cheery Monday.  And as for me,  I will try to wean myself off the gray.
{All images via Shabby Chic}


  • Dianne
    Commented on August 11th, 2008 at 10:14am

    As an artist I can tell you these pieces have been wiped down with a raw umber glaze after being painted gray. It gives them a darker and older look. Don’t let the brush strokes show, almost wipe it all off and you’ll have the “look”!!

  • Melissa Lewis
    Commented on August 11th, 2008 at 11:07am

    Gray is so the thing right now, and I love it too! We just did a kitchen with grayish white cabinets with a gray/blue glaze and it looked amazing! Love it!

    I’m sure your desk looks great!

    Hugs, Melissa-OTW

  • The Lil Bee
    Commented on August 11th, 2008 at 8:41pm

    I am seeing gray everywhere and LOVING it! These interiors are so pretty. It was a rainy, rainy day here, but I’m having a cheery Monday:)

  • Oliveaux
    Commented on August 11th, 2008 at 8:50pm

    I love these pieces. Would like to try painting something Gray too, I will have to remember dianne’s tip! Thanks too for your comments on my blog! x Amanda

  • pve design
    Commented on August 11th, 2008 at 9:00pm

    I have been in love with gray since I was a little girl.
    It is so soothing. I call it “scanda -gray-vian” –
    love all your photos and that kitchen that Melissa did is gorgeous.

  • En mammas drömmar
    Commented on August 12th, 2008 at 2:01am

    wooow, what a blog!! I just found your pages. I just love the pictures you are showing. Cute little girl you have!
    I have a 5-yr old girl too, and 2 boys aged 2 (twins). So there is a lot to do at home too!!!

    I will come back sooon!!


  • lily-g
    Commented on August 12th, 2008 at 6:49am

    I just love gray too must be the European in me, so easy to live with and looks great with white too.

  • please sir
    Commented on August 12th, 2008 at 9:16am

    So lovely – these is a great round-up of gray!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on August 12th, 2008 at 3:36pm

    Thank you all for the nice comments.. I’m glad I’m not alone on this mild gray obsession that I have.

    Scanda-gray-vian – quite clever… love it.

    Melissa- do you have a link to these pretty cabinets?

    Kia – thanks for stopping by. It’s sound like you are you busy.. I have one 2 year old boy so I can only imagine two.. but what a blessing to have twins!

  • A-M
    Commented on August 12th, 2008 at 6:45pm

    Such beautiful, serene images.. and so warm and homey! A-M xx

  • {this is glamorous}
    Commented on August 12th, 2008 at 9:09pm

    Wonderful round-up of gray pieces, Trina. There’s just something so warm and comforting about gray, and it really does look great with all the white in these photos.

  • Paris Hotel Boutique
    Commented on August 13th, 2008 at 12:46am

    Beautiful post. I am loving gray lately. Had my office painted a pale gray and think I’m going to buy a gray suit I’ve been contemplating. Move over black!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on August 13th, 2008 at 9:19am

    TIG- thanks for stopping by. I have to agree with you…it is warm and cool all at the same time- just perfect.

    Paris hotel Boutique- Thank you!!! Your office sounds lovely.. would love to see pictures if you post them. The gray suit sounds perfect and yes, black is in for it this fall :-)

  • Tamara
    Commented on August 14th, 2008 at 1:23am

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I have enjoyed reading yours – I think we hve very similar taste.

    I simply love your selection of grey peices.


  • Teal Chic
    Commented on August 15th, 2008 at 1:41am

    I never realized I loved grey! Everything is so beautiful!!!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on August 19th, 2008 at 4:10pm

    Gray is pretty fabulous Teal Chic… thanks for stopping by.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on August 19th, 2008 at 4:13pm

    Thanks so much for stopping by Tamara! Well I’ll take that as a compliment because I quite like your decor :)

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