A Gray Day

Not to long ago my mom decided this was the year she was going to have to face the ugly task of re-carpeting and re-painting my parents house. When she announced this to me, I asked if she considered painting it a color. For a few decades now, my parents homes have been all white. I love all white BUT I thought it might be time for a change.

I finally convinced her gray would be perfect. Still a neutral, but her window casings, crown molding and baseboards would all POP!

So, although she is eager (we all know) the construction zone can be overwhelming and aggravating. I thought a few beautiful inspirational images would help the first day go by a little easier.

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  1. LOVE IT! My mom and I havent even tackled that monster yet!

  2. hey, you KNOW I'm IN when it comes to that color...

  3. So exciting.. gorgeous inspiration! You've convinced me too :) xx

  4. I love the gray. Elegant and neutral.

  5. you have always been the arbiter of elegant good taste mixed with sparkle and wit. thank you.

  6. Don't forget the pics of Monique Lhullier's house from last year - the whole house is gray!
    Good luck to your mom!

  7. I'm loving the gray. I'm thinking about putting it in my very out of date master bedroom with some white paneling to add a bit of sophistication. Thanks for the inspiration!