Shades of grey

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It has been a grey world for a while now in the home furnishing industry, and for very good reason. There is so much selection to choose from, grey really is a delight to work with. This design board plays a lot with pattern and shape, while keeping a monochromatic color scheme. The clean lines of the sofa from Sam Moore fits neatly into almost any modern family living space. Comfortable and perfectly proportioned, not too small, not too big and easy to mix in to a variety of design styles. As always when I am on the hunt for that perfect accent piece to pull a room together I turn to Hooker Furniture. The Melange cabinet was exactly what I needed to provide extra storage in this small sitting room. Once I started with the zig zag on the cabinet, it felt right to just keep it going, swirls on the lamp from Currey & Co and a geometric pattern on the rug from Loloi Rugs. So the basics are done , now here is the joy of grey, add some whimsy and color in extra toss pillows, or a textured throw for the sofa, or just drop in a large ottoman in perhaps a tufted turquoise leather. When a man sports a classic grey suit, the tie can be any color right?, then home decor should be the same. Sofas, rugs, lamps, accents, paint , there really is an abundance of shades of grey to choose from. If you want more design tips on how to incorporate this not so boring color ¬†into your home, contact me I’ll be happy to help out.

Fashion Forward Color Palette


pall-seriesWorking with navy and orange is a fashion forward color palette. The Long Beach sectional from Palliser is available in both leather and fabric with different configurations available, great when trying to customize to fit your space. Nice clean contemporary lines, perfect for a sophisticated look yet comfortable for television viewing.furncl-24897_lgBring the outdoors in with this fabulous teak coffee table from Furniture Classics. Generously scaled at 51″ x 31″ it is a great choice for our navy and orange color scheme.lolo-ANASAF-07SALB_lgUnder foot I have selected a rug from the Anastasia Collection from Loloi Rugs. Not over powering and available in a wide variety of sizes , right up to 13′ x 18″ which is not that easy to find.lolo-P029P0118NVWHPIL3_lgTo add a bit of navy to the room, I have chosen a simple geometric print in navy and white. A touch of navy in the art work or in a lamp is also an easy way to bring in an accent color.¬†pale-7060-85aJust had to have these chairs from Palecek , perfect for the colors we are working with and the bamboo frame continues the natural feel from the teak coffee table. So much fun to work with modern styles and earthy natural elements in furniture pieces.