Remember when I blogged about putting chairs in odd corners?

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I intially blogged about ways to make use of odd corners and featured the pic below. You can see that post here. Then I came across Coco & Kelley’s post showcasing the entire home. It’s dark and moody and the palette consists of just gray, white and black. The textures and layering allows the space to feel cozy and not become boring. It’s very masculine but fine for a woman too.

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Then I saw the kitchen and realized I also blogged about that on my decorating with cutting boards post.

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Lovely black gallery wall…

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I love coming across home tours of rooms I’ve blogged about before. You can see all of the times it has happened in my Remember When archives.

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Just a blush, black & gray collage…

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I made a collage using a blush, gray, black & white color scheme and mixed different styles for seating. Adding a throw of sorts to any caged seating makes it more comfortable and withstanding the use of sofa or dining sets adds interest. Try swapping out the head chairs of a formal dining area or adding a bench to one side of the table. Mixing tables or lamps can also keep a space eclectic. The goal in design is to make a space feel collected over time and not bought in one store.

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A feminine Bathroom Design

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I created a bathroom in a simple white and gray palette with silver and mercury glass accents. I opted for a decorative mirror versus a medicine cabinet. It’s one of the easiest way to update bathroom and something I blogged about here. I wanted shine and a hint of sparkle with classic designs like the floor mat which looks like marble. A pedestal vanity with space to hold some pretty decorative perfume bottles was a must. I can’t stand a pedestal sink that barely has room for anything other than soap. To continue with the feminine vibe I went for a beautiful lace shower curtain. The marble modern clock echos the mat and marble sink. I really like this space. You can find the items I selected for the collage here.


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My stay at the Ameritania Hotel in Times Square New York…

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As you know I was in New York last Sunday thru Tuesday night. I knew it would be magical to stay in NYC during Christmastime and indeed it was. We stayed at the Ameritania NYC and I can’t deny part … Continue reading

Indulge Daily 8.26.13 sleek design and pretty greenery to anchor your tv

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{Via Casa abril}

I love this because the look is sleek and minimal and doesn’t cause too much distraction around the tv. I also like that the deep slate gray wall kind of acts as a camouflaged when the tv is off. The greenery is a beautiful textural addition and the recessed lighting really sets the design off.

I think I will paint my bedroom charcoal gray in my new place…

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I find this hue a beautiful neutral that’s fresh and modern. It compliments any color and I think it will be something I won’t tire of. I can’t wait for the raspberry and plum tones of my bedroom decor to stand out against a charcoal gray backdrop. What do you think?

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Have you used this in your home? If so, what colors does your gray contrast with?

{Via andrea graff, MIM Design, Photos by Derek Swalwell for The Design Files, small shop studio, apartment therapy}