Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Up - Gray'd

The living room is now a subtle tone of gray and I have to say we are very pleased with the results.  We're still piecing it back together and I am still deciding if now is a good time for some re-arranging of things, but the general consensus is: its a win!

Now, can we please get back to obsessing over black walls?  In the past few days I have found several amazing images of black rooms and I think I have all but decided the dining room is next.  Yep, that's right dining room --- we're coming for you!

Those windows above are to. die.

This next kitchen very, very loosely reminds me of ours.  Except for the black paint and sort of everything else...

And then this next pic - which kind of looks like it would be a disaster, but also kind of looks like the best. game. night. ever.  

Hello Pictionary?! Yeah, I'm talking to you.

Nice Foo/Fu Dog lamps too btw.

We did actually do a smaller scale version of the chalkboard wall in our kitchen, which turned out pretty cool.  We had this random door to nowhere that screamed "SAVE ME!" and so the conversion began.  It was kind of a mess to get going, mainly due to the over-spray from the can of spray chalk board paint, but it dried quickly and was ready for chalkin' in no time.

You can kind of see it here.

Oh and while we're talking about things that happened months/years ago.... the Foo/Fu Dogs?  I picked up a random set of them at an antique mall last year because they reminded me of a pair of earrings my grandma Mimi used to have.  She had lots of crazy earrings, which might explain why I have lots of crazy earrings, but aside from that --- I thought they were cool and I liked their symbolism of them as it related to ancient Buddhist tradition.

You can sorta-kinda-barely see them in this pic:

Any way, the very next week I was sitting in the movie theater with my girlfriends for Sex In The City II, when I saw the same dogs in turquoise on Carrie Bradshaw's coffee table....

And as it turns out --- basically we're twins, which I sort of always knew, but now have confirmation of.

After searching for this image today (thanks HomeBunch) I also noticed the sort-of-gray color on the walls and realized how much I need a turquoise ottoman.

And while we're on the subject of that apartment, you may as well check out the entire tour of their super posh "home" that I found today here.

I read through it and couldn't believe the price on some of those items. Nuts. Anyway, lots of great images to inspire me today.  Just wanted to share.


  1. Kelly,

    How do you organize decorating ideas and photos from the web? Phil and I just bought a new house and I want to start formulating a plan since we will need to buy TONS of new furniture and decor. We don't close until September 30th but this job will take some time and I don't want to wait until we take possession to begin buying and decorating. Any ideas you have are greatly appreciated!


  2. You can email me at if you don't want to post the response here. Thanks!

  3. Hi, Kelly, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm 99% sure that rug you asked about is from the Rug Company.


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