{elegant gray}

{lover - Madison March 2008 - Ginsberg Blazer, (Birdseye) + Tuxedo Shirtdress; image has been artfully cropped for this post}

Definitely beginning to warm to the elegant gray in the living room, and there seems to be a sexy, smoky cast on everything, replacing the stark, bright eggshell that used to grace the walls.

Adore wearing gray, yet have never been surrounded by its sophisticated hues until now, had never seen the way Venetian glass mirrors sparkle against so luxurious a backdrop . . .

{via vintage lifestyle on flickr}

{lordship park}


{photography by polly wreford}

{studio ilse}

{via honeypieLiving on flickr}

{Cookie magazine via sfgirlbybay}

{vincent leroux}

{warren smith via be the change}

{photo by wanderlusting muse via cachemire&soie + apartment34}

{photography by polly wreford}

{aquascutum advert via fashion addict}

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Anonymous Chelsea said...

Gorgeous post! I want a hanging chair in my living room!

August 11, 2008  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

OMG each is more glorious than the next. The Rodarte...the hanging glass shade in the Polly Wreford image...those RUFFLES! And I loved that one pop of color with the yellow shoes.

One of each, please!

August 11, 2008  
Blogger JuliaFuentez said...


August 12, 2008  
Blogger Relyn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous inspiring post. Don't you just adore Honeypieliving?

August 12, 2008  
Blogger Patricia Gray said...

Loving your gray images!

August 12, 2008  
Blogger .vanessa said...

these are all amazing =)

August 12, 2008  
Blogger SimplyGrove said...

This is my favorite post that you have ever done!!! Everything is gorgeous that you posted!!!

August 12, 2008  
Blogger Fabulously Lizy said...

fabulous post. Love the photos with the mirrors and the fireplaces.

LOVE the pop of color in the shot with the yellow platform heels! So cute.

August 12, 2008  
Blogger Alie Suvelor said...

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August 12, 2008  
Blogger Songy said...

I think I found my ultimate visual candy blog. brilliantly charming.

August 12, 2008  
Blogger Carlene said...

Another beautiful post!

(I can't find that first image on the Lover web site, though...can you tell me where it is?)

August 12, 2008  
Blogger Fashion Addict said...

There's something about gray that has a soothing effect in the house and I love all these pictures! Great post.

August 12, 2008  
Anonymous erin said...

Beautiful images! I have a gray living room and I love it!

August 12, 2008  
Blogger please sir said...

Love your selection of gray - the pop of yellow is amazing too!

August 12, 2008  
Blogger Carolina Eclectic said...

Oh, I love gray! Especially w/ yellow. The second photo of the cafe is so haunting.

August 12, 2008  
Blogger Julia said...

These are mesmerizing picks! I love the drawer of silverware!

August 12, 2008  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

REALLY gorgeous -- love the rodarte xo

August 12, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Hello everyone! As always, thanks for taking the time to say hello.

Bee – currently obsessed with Rodarte – the behind-the-scenes shots are stunning.

Relyn – honeypie is fantastic

Simplygrove – thank you!

Alie, Songy – nice to have you visit.

Carlene – check the press section, then Madison magazine, March 2008 – {have cropped the original shot}

August 12, 2008  
Blogger littlebyRD said...

goodness - I have been loving gray lately and this post just sent me over the moon! Beautiful!

August 12, 2008  
Blogger Classic style in city said...

I agree with the other ones..lovely grey images..

August 12, 2008  
Blogger Johanne said...

beautiful pics! I have the chair that is hanging from the ceiling, in the 6th picture, in my garden btw. It's so comfy!

August 12, 2008  
Blogger la la Lovely said...

I def have gray on the brain too, in fact just did a post on it yesterday so I am LOVING this post and the incorporation of fashion- gray gorgeousness!
Trina xx

August 12, 2008  
Blogger GrumpyAngel said...

Beautiful! I love gray, although not quite brave enough yet to put it on my wall. I love all the pics.

August 12, 2008  
Blogger Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Gorgeous post! The pictures are amazing. Now I'm disappointed that I didn't paint our office a darker shade of gray like some of the photos!

I've been eye-balling a gray suit and now you've convinced me!

August 13, 2008  
Blogger Carlene said...


August 13, 2008  
Blogger Dana said...

These pics are soooo sexy!!!

August 13, 2008  
OpenID cybill said...

Well, you've sold me!! I like a colour that doesn't instantly appeal, that needs to seep into your subconscious and take hold. Grey is complex, I like that.

August 13, 2008  
Blogger Bronwyn said...

This is a very stunning round-up. I'm also loving grey at the moment, I've been really liking all the grey in the Fall 08 collections. I love the look in the pic with the grey pants and yellow sandals - gorgeous contrast and so styllish and elegant too.

August 13, 2008  
Blogger amy kathryn said...


August 13, 2008  
Blogger Easy and Elegant Life said...

Incredibly elegant and very good for the creative, TIG. Good for you. Sophisticated surroundings can do nothing but good.

August 13, 2008  
OpenID mandco said...

This post is just gorgeous! I love it all, and those yellow shoes are divine!

August 13, 2008  
Blogger Dulcette. said...

I'm not a fan of gray, I love color too much! But these photographs are lovely! Wow, I can actually say gray looks great ♥.


August 13, 2008  
Anonymous Miss G* said...

Living room's pictures look like peacefull, that's why I like that colour. Your picture's choice is still so beautiful.

August 13, 2008  
Blogger Paris Hotel Boutique said...

I've been staring at the gal's watch in the first photo of Madison March 2008. Any idea who makes it? thanks, Lynn

August 14, 2008  
Blogger franki durbin said...

these images make drab grey look exciting. Love that pop of yellow on the shoes... fantastic!

August 15, 2008  
Blogger cmoi said...

Having just returned from vacation, I wanted to save special time catching up on my favorite blogs. You have not disappointed me! Gray was the choice of color for my home years ago and I can't imagine going back to any other color. If I may suggest...ivory and antique silver are excellent color accessories for those inspired by this post.

August 17, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Cmoi -- such a lovely thing to say -- thank you :)

August 18, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Paris Hotel Boutique -- will look into the watch :)

August 23, 2008  
Anonymous Jiovanni said...

thanks for highlighting such a beautiful color. its neutral quality, its blend of stark opposities, its sheer beauty whether on walls or cloth.

August 23, 2008  
Blogger thevintagechair said...

Oh these are FANTASTIC! I love that second one. Depressing and somehow beautiful... Thanks so much for sharing! I'm definitely going to add some of these to my collection!

love your blog, by the way! I always look forward to reading it!

September 29, 2008  

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