Gray - It's Here to Stay!

Whether you spell it with an 'e' or with an 'a',
gray still reigns as one of the top neutral paint colors.
Elle Decor recently listed the 35 top gray paint colors 
according to the design world.  A few of our all-time blog favorites 
are still right up there, including....

Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore

Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore

See the sidebar link to our favorite grays and

Boars Hall - Beautifully Moody

I am so excited to see the first photos coming from Boars Hall, a new restoration project by McElreath Bates, antique dealers and designers at The Rock House Antiques, Greenville, SC. These two are super-talented and I know they are going to make this 1850s southern farmhouse something really special. You can follow their progress on Instagram under McElreath.Bates, if you like.

Wooden Bath Caddies

After finding these lovely images of wooden bath caddies, just by chance, 

The Black and White World of Patrick Mele

Interior Designer Patrick Mele, who honed his skills with the
likes  of Kate and Andy Spade and Ralph Lauren, lives in a New York
apartment done right - in black and white.

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Making traditional look fresh

Here in the South, we're full of mahogany furniture.
Most of us probably have a lot of  mahogany hand-me-downs.

Check out how designer Daryl Carter transformed this piece.
Flat black paint and a carrara marble top.

I really do love most of Daryl Carter's work.
And I think this looks great.

Could you do this?

The Costello's House - Then and Now

Remember when we looked at Sara Ruffin Costello's holiday decor here?

I did always love how she wrote the lipstick greeting on her mirror.

Take a look at her New Orleans house now,
as recently featured on One Kings Lane.

Can you spot a few changes?

Love all the black and white.